LFR of the month

Current recipient

Roy Spinks

Lytton, B.C.

1. Where do you live and what geographical area do you cover? Lytton, B.C. Lytton First Nation, Village of Lytton and some TNRD.

2. How long have you been an LFR? Five plus years.

3. What made you decide that you wanted to be an LFR and support homeowners and neighbourhoods on how to become FireSmart?We started the Lytton Firs Smart Committee in 2016 and there was a need for LFR’s and we filled that need.

4. What would you say are your 2 biggest challenges as an LFR ? I tend to struggle with helping homeowners plan FireSmart landscaping that works with their property and personal preference while being affordable. The other struggle I face is with homes that are on a slope that only junipers are holding. It can be difficult to come up with a plan for maintaining slope stability while trying to promote FireSmart principles.

5. What are some of your successes with the FireSmart program? Community Education days that result in Homeowners implementing fire smart changes. Cleaning up their yards, cutting down cedar hedges, letting their grass grow longer in the summer.

6. What has been your favourite project/event you have done with your local FireSmart Program? This one-time LFN’s Finance Department donated a 55” Smart TV for a door prise and we kept it for two meetings before drawing a name. Best attendance ever.

7. What advice would you give to other LFR’s? Wear your Fire Smart tee shirts and hats. Ask other LFR’s to help you get used to doing assessments.

8. What is your favourite of aspect of the FireSmart BC website ? The videos

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