Protecting Your Property & Guests From Fire
Ontario averages over 1300 wildfires each year from Georgian Bay to Hudson’s Bay and about half of these are started by people. Every year people and property are threatened by wildland fires. Many of these fires occur in areas called the urban interface zone where homes, cottages and subdivisions are built into the forest landscape.
Is your property at risk?
FireSmart is a program that provides information to help communities and homeowners to take action and protect their properties and adjacent natural resources from the risk of wildfires.
To find out if your property is at risk, look through the “Home Owners FireSmart Manual”. Then you can complete the home owner’s survey on your own property and assess the potential risk of loss due to a wildfire. You can use the risk assessment to show you where you may need to do some work to protect your home and property.
Learn how you can prevent forest fires!
- See demonstration of embers igniting a house fire!
- FireSmart Communities in Action
- Tips for Building a Safe Campfire
- Burning Grass and Woody Debris Safely
- Crop Residue Management: Laws and Outdoor Fires
- Open Fires - Do I need a Fire Permit?
- Open Fires - Information for Campground Owners and Operators
(information above was copied from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website. Please click on the clink for more information on fire safety and the firesmart program)