FireSmart Tips

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Remember to remove any windblown leaves from under decks, as well as any flammable debris on balconies and patios.

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

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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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MYTH:  BC Wildfire Service or the Fire Department will save my house from a wildfire.

FACT:   The Fire Department can not provide every person and home with individual protection during a major wildfire.  You are responsible for your home’s fire safety!

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

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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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