We are developing Emergency Response Plans for Extreme Heat and Wildfire Smoke, as well as a report with recommendations for what can be done to adapt our town to the risks of extreme heat and wildfire smoke.
Through this process, we will complete a review of the extreme heat and wildfire smoke risks to the Town of Canmore. This includes identification of the risk of these events occurring over time, areas of town that are most vulnerable to these hazards, individuals who may be most impacted, and measures the Town of Canmore could take to prepare for, adapt to, and mitigate the risks associated with these events.
The Town of Canmore’s Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA) review, conducted through the Town’s Emergency Management Agency, has identified several natural hazards and risks to the community. Two of the top ranked natural hazards identified through this process were extreme heat and wildfire smoke.
Through a community survey and targeted stakeholder engagement, we will seek to understand how extreme heat and wildfire smoke events impact the community, so that these impacts are understood and considered in the final Emergency Response Plans. Engagement will take place from January 23 - February 10, 2023 and will include:
Online engagement - To visit the engagement page and take the survey click here. Open until noon on February 10, 2023.
Open House - January 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Canmore Recreation Centre.