Rider Ventures, established in 2015, is located in Coldstream, BC with an Inter-community Business License for the Central Okanagan Regional District. Our First Nations crew enables us to provide services on Okanagan Nation Alliance, Secwepemc Nation, and Nlaka’pamux Nation Band Lands.
Rider Ventures provides professional wildfire and flood protection services to government agencies, corporations, and private property owners. We accept large projects (complex, multi-treatment) and small projects (short-term, low-budget). Our services include forestry and consulting, emergency response, training, and overhead personnel.
We provide multi-trained crews invested in performing their duties efficiently, safely, with integrity, and by utilizing traditional indigenous land stewardship practices. Our specialized teams include 5- and 20-person fire suppression crews, structural protection crews, flood control crews, recognized instructors, overhead personnel, experienced consultants, and first-aid attendants with Mobile Treatment Center. Our crews are always on call and can deploy teams within 12 hours of initial contact.
Build a multi-trained, confident, and empowered workforce that operates safely and with integrity.
Maintain positive, healthy lifestyles required to perform our duties efficiently and with the highest quality.
As Indigenous land stewards utilize our cumulative traditional knowledge and unique connection to the land to work resourcefully, effectively, and consciously.
Establish respectful and long-lasting team and client relationships based on trust, honesty, understanding, and mutual support.
Responsible land management for healthy forests and communities.
With increased sub-urban and rural development into wildlands the need for responsible land management is critical for the health and safety of our forests and communities. The build-up of flammable fuels and overgrown vegetation puts our communities at risk from devastating wildfires. Proper land management planning and mitigation will reduce a community's wildfire risk.
Wildfire is everyone's responsibility.
Craig Moore, The Founder of Rider Ventures
We have strategically located Response Base Camps in Merritt, Kelowna, and Coldstream.
We have an Inter-community Business License for the Central Okanagan Regional District.
Our team is 75% First Nation peoples from First Nation Bands in the Okanagan Nation Alliance, Secwepemc Nation, and Nlaka’pamux Nation Band Lands.
We have a Mobile Treatment Center with qualified First-Aid personnel.
We come prepared with all the tools and equipment required for any job.
We do not seek and destroy to mitigate wildfire/flood risk, we use traditional methods to preserve and protect the forest and reduce urban wildfire/flood risk as non-invasively as possible.
Craig Moore, President
Craig started in the Emergency field as Structural Firefighter, First Medical Responder, Heavy Duty Rescue and HAZMAT personnel. He quickly moved into the roles of Lieutenant, Captain and Training Officer for the local Fire Department. As Craig’s career progressed, he transitioned into the Wildfire Management Branch with the Ministry of Forests. He started as Fire Fighter and advanced to Crew Leader positions for both the Initial Attack and the Unit Crew. With several hours on the fireline and many courses involved, he obtained his Incident Command 400 and became a Certified Task Force Leader and Strike Team Leader. Craig is Certified Instructor for the Ministry of Forests and continues to instruct for local Fire Departments, First Nation Groups, Contract Crews, Governing Agencies and local businesses. He has extensive knowledge working with helicopters and Medivac Operations.
Craig enjoys working closely with Indigenous leaders, industry professionals, and community members to identify ways to support and encourage sustainable economic development for British Columbia’s communities. Craig’s outgoing personality has helped to acquire project work within the community and he has worked for non-profit associations such as the Allan Brooks Nature Center, British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, Vernon Snowmobile Association, High Rim Trail and Vernon Seed Farms. As an active community member, he has been the Event Coordinator for various events such as the BC Provincial Snow Show, Sledgehammers/Sicamous Family Fun Day, and various other family events. The proceeds from admission from the Snow Show goes the Easter Seals Camp for Kids and Craig is very honored to be part of the Timmies Telethon every year.