LFR of the month

Current recipient

David Mckay

David Mckay

(Xwisten)Bridge River Band Community Reserve

1. Where do you live and what geographical area do you cover?  I live in Lillooet B.C. and I cover (Xwisten)Bridge River Band Community Reserve.

2. How long have you been an LFR? I’ve been since summer of 2023.

3. What made you decide that you wanted to be an LFR and support homeowners and neighbourhoods on how to become FireSmart? I’ve been working Fuel Management for 10 years for Bridge River band and FireSmart Coordinator position caught my interest to help community of Bridge river band on how to FireSmart their homes during wildfire season.

4. What would you say are your 2 biggest challenges as an LFR ? In the beginning of my LFR learning process I found public speaking was overwhelming, but I managed to get through it to accomplish and succeed. It also can be a challenge to see people in the community that have way too much personal items stored around their homes and its never to late to down size their property.

5. What are some of your successes with the FireSmart program? I can’t take all the credit but with the help of my LFR mentor, helping me complete community home assessments.

6. What has been your favourite project/event you have done with your local FireSmart Program? My favourite event would be first community education firesmart event that was a good turn out.

7. What advice would you give to other LFR’s? Get lots of support from local businesses for your Firesmart event door prizes for the kids and adults.

8. What is your favourite of aspect of the FireSmart BC website ? Watching video webinars and other video’s as well.

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