FireSmart Tips

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Keep grass cut to less than 10cm – fires can ignite and travel quickly through long grass.

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Ensure that there are no trees or other vegetation overhanging your roof.

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Wildfires can spread up to 11 km/hour in forests and 22 km/hour in grasslands – make sure you have an evacuation plan with your family and stick to it!

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Creating a family communication plan is a great idea to ensure your family is prepared in the event of an evacuation.

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Managing the area around your property is easy and important. Fuel removal and reduction can be achieved through hand clearing, watering, grazing, prescribed burning, or mechanical options.

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Pruning the lower branches of trees to 2 metres is a free FireSmart activity!

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Burning embers can travel up to 9 kilometres from the flaming edge of a forest fire. Is your home in that range?

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Conducting a FireSmart assessment of your home is a free FireSmart activity!

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MYTH:  It won’t happen to me!

FACT:  No one can guarantee that it won’t happen to you.  If you prepare and nothing ever happens, then you have lost nothing.  If you do not prepare your family and home in order to best protect them from a wildfire, you may not live to regret it!

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Cleaning your roof and gutters of leaves and pine needles (best done fall and spring) is a free FireSmart Activity!

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A spark arrestor on your chimney will reduce the chance of sparks and embers escaping and starting fires.

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Did you know that embers can enter your home through your garage door?  Weather stripping can make a huge difference!

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