FireSmart is a shared responsibility. It is about living in a fire-prone ecosystem and taking the necessary steps to protect your family, property, and community from wildfire. Over time, FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk related to losses in the most extreme wildfire conditions. With a few simple steps you can contribute to increasing your property, neighbourhood and community resiliency to wildfire.
How to FireSmart at Home
There are many simple steps you can take around your home and property to become more FireSmart. A great place to start is creating a regular yard maintenance routine. This includes cleaning your gutters of debris, mowing the grass, clearing vegetation away from your home and combustible fence. Checkout the FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual available for download here for more great actions to create a non-combustible zone around your home to reduce the risk from wildfire damage.
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