FireSmart Tips

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When planting new trees, consider planting deciduous species such as birch and aspen.

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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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Don’t just FireSmart your house – use the same FireSmart principles for your sheds and outbuildings that are less than 10 metres from your home.

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

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MYTH:  A house can explode if it catches on fire!

FACT:  Houses do not just explode, it’s what you have stored under your home that may explode.  You should consider what flammable and explosive items you have around/under your home and where you should safety store them to reduce the risk to your home.  Click here to find out more on protecting your home!

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Relocating propane tanks 10 meters from your house 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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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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