FireSmart Tips

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Wooden fences create a direct path from the fire to your home.  Separating your house from a wooden fence with a metal gate can slow the advance of a fire.

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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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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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Talk with your insurance provider about wildfire damage and loss insurance.  Ensure your insurance is adequate and up to date!

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Are overhead power lines clear of vegetation?  Contact your service provider for assistance with removing trees close to utility lines.

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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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Every inside corner of your roof is a place where debris and embers can collect – clean them regularly!

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Relocating propane tanks 10 meters from your house is a free FireSmart activity!

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Did you know that fires move fastest uphill?  If your home is located on a hill, you should consider taking extra measures.  Click here to find out ways to FireSmart your property.

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Make sure your family knows where the gas, electric, and water mains shut-off are!

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