Become FireSmart: Reducing Liability From Causing Wildfires
Industrial and commercial operations are responsible for causing a significant amount of wildfires every year in Canada.
The majority of these fires are preventable through prevention strategies.
The two most significant activities associated with industry caused fires are:
- Electric utility transmission and distribution
- Debris burning
A company may be held liable for the costs associated with suppressing a wildfire.
For information on how to reduce liability associated with causing wildfires, refer to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Wildfire Prevention Best Management Practices manual.