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

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

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

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

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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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