FireSmart Tips

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

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

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

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

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Bark mulch is highly flammable. Remove bark mulch from around your home and don’t lead fire to your door.

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

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