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Outsmart wildfires - be Fire Smart

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Get ready to out smart a wildfire

A home that is less susceptible to catching fire from wildfire embers is easier to protect.

The Fire Smart Program introduces various methods of protecting your home and property from a wildfire through fire smart practices.

The general principle of FireSmart is to reduce combustible fuels close to buildings.  This starts with

  • cleaning out gutters,
  • removing dead leaves and pine needles,
  • watering and mowing grass close to houses, 
  • choosing non-combustible or fire-resistive building materials
  • Add deciduous trees, shrubs and fleshy succulents that do not burn easily and maintain a moist environment. 

Learn more about the Fire Smart Program How to become a fire smart community