Here are three simple ways to incorporate #FireSmart into your summer yard maintenance routine:
1. Keep your grass mowed! Mow grass and weeds, within 10 metres of your house and structures to 10 centimetres in length, or less.
2. Remove leaves, tree needles, branches, and other debris from your roof and gutters regularly.
3. Maintain a 1.5 metre non-combustible surface around your home and around/under decks by sweeping or raking down to mineral soil, rock or concrete, and removing all combustibles and plant material from this zone.
We are joining in the celebration of #NIPDCanada by honouring and celebrating the heritage, diversity, and achievements of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.
Indigenous-informed practices are important to #FireSmartCanada - they play an important role in understanding and advancing wildfire prevention and reducing wildfire risk.
Today, we are reaffirming our commitment to helping advance Indigenous knowledge in areas relevant to FireSmart® including healing and protecting the land, respecting wildfires as living entities, and connecting with communities.
I commit to promote the FireSmart Community Champion Workshops throughout the Fraser Fire Zone region and assist neighbourhoods in achieving FireSmart Recognition. I also commit as a Local FireSmart Representative to assisting any communities who ask for assizztance in bringing the FireSmart Program to their communities and neighbourhoods.
— Lynn Orstad, Community Leader, Chilliwack, British Columbia