From “The BITF Fire Safety Team”
Effigy Burn Update! In response to community input after last year’s burn, we put in place a new protocol to make burn/no burn decisions based on conditions and the input of all stakeholders; the decision tree for 2018 is attached.
We can happily report that we passed the 3-week decision gate, and with the recent wet weather things are looking good for a safe burn. Our next check in with the stakeholders is in just over a week…fingers crossed for (a bit) more Juneuary weather!
As announced previously, the effigy has a backup “no-fire” burn plan in place, so there will be a Saturday night ceremony no matter what. With some luck in the weather and the approval of all stakeholders, it will hopefully be a toasty one!
The BITF Fire Safety Team