This Summer - Be FireSmart! Some helpful tips to be fire smart and reduce the risk of wildfire on your home:

Posted by Denise Brown on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 10:12am.

1. Assess Your Risk - review your home & yard, look at: 
  • Type of roofing/material
  • Gutters/Roof
  • Vents/Interior Siding
  • Doors/Windows/Garage Door 

Ask yourself questions about each item and score your home using the FireSmart Home Assessment 

2. Consider the following while reviewing: 
For Your Home
  • Have you discussed wildfire damage and loss with your insurance provider?
  • Is your roof in poor condition? 
  • Is your chimney clean?
For Your Yard
  • Is the area within 10 metres of buildings free of flammable trees, other vegetation and combustible materials?
  • Are large capacity propane tanks within 10 metres of buildings? Are they clear of vegetation?
  • Is fire suppression equipment readily available? Shovels, rakes, buckets and hoses should be easily accessible.
  • Are overhead power lines clear of vegetation? Contact your service provider for assistance with removing trees in close proximity to utility lines.
3. Be Prepared! 
Have a plan, download tips and form to help you and your family prepare.

Download Evacuation Tips/Plan

Contact Whistler Resort Municipal Fire Smart Department if you have further questions. Be aware of the fire rating and schedule your Free FireSmart home assessment: www.whistler.ca/services/emergency/fire/make-your-property-firesmart

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