FireSmart

FIRE MITIGATION PROJECT

A trained crew is providing free fire mitigation assessments and activities on residential properties, find out more below!

Fire Mitigation Project Brochure

MAY WAS FIRESMART MONTH IN QUESNEL AND AREA!

Thanks to all those who participated! Contests closed May 31, 2021 and were open to the City of Quesnel and adjacent Cariboo Regional District residents.

KIDS COLOURING CONTEST

Kids ages 13 and under entered their artwork for a chance to win a “Summer fun & FireSmart kit”! Entries were submitted to the drop box at City Hall (410 Kinchant Street) front desk or emailed to firesmart@quesnel.ca. There were two options for images to colour, and any age group could select either image. Over 220 entries were received, and 13 winners received prizes!

Coloring Contest Summary

SURVEY & DRAW PRIZE

Thank you to those who completed the "self-care and prepare survey"! A winner of the $100 gift card has been selected. Remember that taking care of your mental health and preparing for natural disasters actually have a lot in common: when we make time for self-care, we are better at handling challenges and coping with the uncertainties of life. For more information, see the Canadian Mental Health Association Quesnel webpage.

REBATE PROGRAM

Did you know you can receive a $500 rebate towards FireSmart activities? Find out how!

FireSmart Rebate Program

QUESNEL FARMER'S MARKET

You can find us at the Quesnel Farmer’s Markets May 1, May 15, June 26, July 17 and August 7. Come pick up a FireSmart Begins at Home manual, sign up for a free home assessment, or ask us how you can get started with FireSmart-ing your home.

WHY FIRESMART

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.

WHAT IS A FIRESMART HOME ASSESSMENT

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:

  1. Free FireSmart Begins at Home App: available from Google Play or the App Store, this guided, self-conducted assessment also provides FireSmart recommendations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 firesmart@quesnel.ca 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.

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