Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness – An Operators Perspective

Tue Feb 27, 2024 @ 11:00 - 12:30 (PST)
Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness – An Operators Perspective

In 2021, Warren Brown as the Operations & Maintenance Manager of Lytton First Nation, worked through the Lytton fire that consumed about 90% of the town, 39 Band structures including the Band Office, and again in 2022 when the Nohemeen Fire broke out on the West side of Lytton, consuming 6 more Band homes. Warren will share his perspectives on emergency preparedness in times of wildfires and protecting community infrastructure and water supplies.

Warren Brown, Operations and Maintenance Manager for the Lytton First Nation.
Warren graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a diploma in Water Treatment Technology. He manages a crew of 10 staff, Band Buildings, 30+ km of roads, 12 Water Systems. He has been with Lytton First Nations since 2002, received Small Water System certification the same year. Became the manager in 2016. He is a recipient of many award and accolades - 2018, EOCP Water Operator of the Year; 2021 Water Canada; Water Operator and Water Steward, Nominee for the 2022 National First Nation Water Leadership Award and recipient of the 2023 National First Nation Water Leadership Award.