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.
Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness – An Operators Perspective
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.