May is FireSmart month in Quesnel and area!
KIDS COLOURING CONTEST
Watch here for the new colouring contest in May 2023
Did you know you can easily assess your own property? To learn more visit FireSmart BC landscaping Hub or download the app.
FIRESMART INFORMATION BOOTH
Find us throughout Quesnel in 2023! Come pick up a FireSmart Begins at Home manual, learn how to carry out your own home assessment, and learn how you can get started with FireSmart-ing your home.
Wildfire mitigation work around your home can give firefighters the best chance to defend and protect your property from wildfires, and can also substantially increase your safety and reduce the risk to life and property.
It is a free, educational assessment of your home's exterior and yard to determine your home and yard hazard score. An assessment can also be done for businesses. There are three easy ways to find out your score:
- Free FireSmart Begins at Home App: available from Google Play or the App Store, this guided, self-conducted assessment also provides FireSmart recommendations.
- Free FireSmart Begins at Home Manual: available from firesmartbc.ca, it outlines the FireSmart program and how each homeowner can make their property and neighbourhood FireSmart, and includes a self-conducted assessment score card.
- Free visit by a Local FireSmart Representative (LFR): The LFR will walk around your yard, fill out the score card, and explain the different ways that landscaping, building practices, and yard work can affect your wildfire risk. The LFR will give you a list of recommendations and can answer any questions you may have. You can also ask about neighbourhood assessments. Email email@example.com to request a visit.
Please note that there are no obligations to complete the recommendations, the assessment is not linked to your property, and no information is shared with your insurance provider - it is an educational tool only.
- FireSmart BC's website.
- FireSmart Canada's list of resources.
- FireSmart Canada's free online course FireSmart 101: for those who are just getting started with FireSmart in their community and want to learn more (takes about 30 minutes).
- The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Report on why some houses survived the Fort McMurray fire.