Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Dr. Henok W. Asfaw, Postdoc and Project Manager for the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership Project, University of Alberta
In this presentation, Dr. Asfaw will present results of research carried out as part of the First Nation Wildfire evacuation partnership in Canada and was recently published in a book titled “First Nations Wildfire Evacuations: A Guide for Communities and External Agencies”. The book brings together residents’ wildfire evacuation experiences drawn from seven case study First Nations communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. This book is a way for us to share the research results to First Nations, government agencies, non-government organizations, and host communities to reduce negative impacts of future wildfire evacuations. The book would serve as a valuable guide for building community wildfire evacuation preparedness and response capacities not only for First Nations but also other Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond. Based on research featured in the recent book First Nations Wildfire Evacuations, A Guide for Communities and External Agencies, by Dr. Tara K. McGee and Dr. Amy Cardinal Christianson; with the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership.