Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6 p.m., Maurice Young Millennium Place
Whistler Fire Rescue Service
Vision and Success Defined
Whistler’s strategic plan contains over 150 statements describing a successful Resort Community in 2020.
Listed here are 12 key statements from that strategic plan impacted by Whistler Fire Rescue Service activities. These statements guide our vision, planning and actions:
In 2020, Whistler Fire Rescue Service, through education and partnership, engages the community and government services to actively reduce fire and life safety risks, while maintaining effective incident response. By this time:
- The resort community is safe for both visitors and residents, and is prepared for potentially unavoidable emergency events.
- The evolving early learning needs of children are met in such a way that they are enabled to become responsible citizens in the future.
- Provincial, regional, and Whistler organizations and stakeholders work together and are aligned to meet the health and social needs of community members and visitors.
- Whistler is using materials and products that are less environmentally harmful, preferring recycled, compostable, repairable, reusable, natural and sustainably harvested materials, and plentiful metals.
- Partnerships are developed such that collective procurement choices favour companies and suppliers that are consistent with our identified materials and solid waste values.
- A skilled workforce supports the local economy, and the local economy supports the skilled workforce.
- Local and regional heritage, culture and community spirit are shared locally and beyond Whistler.
- The built environment is safe and accessible for people of all abilities, anticipating and accommodating wellbeing needs and satisfying visitor expectations.
- The resort is comfortable, inclusive, functional, safe, clean and well-maintained.
- The energy system is continuously moving towards a state whereby a buildup of emissions and waste into air, land and water is eliminated.
- Substances and chemicals that are potentially harmful to human, animal, and environmental health are being eliminated, replaced, or managed in a way that they do not disperse in nature.
- Water supply is distributed reliably, equitably and affordably – and is managed proactively within the context of effective and efficient emergency preparedness.