Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Save the Date! National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!

May 6, 2017

Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca for more information

APPLY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $500 FOR YOUR GROUP NEIGHBOURHOOD OR COMMUNITY!

TOGETHER WE ARE PREPARED

Commit a few of hours or the entire day and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live. Challenge your neighbourhood, friends, family members, co-workers, community service group, youth organization, club or any other eligible group to create a project and accomplish something great together!

Efforts will raise community wildfire awareness, help protect homes and help neighbourhoods and entire communities work towards becoming FireSmart.

In collaboration and support from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and The Co-operators, FireSmart Canada is pleased to announce award recipients on May 6, 2017.

During Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 6, 2017 and through to September 30, 2017, communities across Canada are encouraged to participate in local mitigation projects to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and neighbourhoods.

Is your community working towards to becoming nationally recognized through the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program? Use this day as your FireSmart Day and enter to win $500 for use towards it!

Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca/firesmart-communities  or email laura.a.stewart@gov.ab.ca to find out more about the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program

HERE'S SOME PROJECT IDEAS TO GET YOU THINKING!
COME UP WITH IDEAS THAT WILL WORK BEST FOR YOUR COMMUNITY!

  • Hold your neighbourhoods’ first FireSmart Board meeting or FireSmart Day
  • Perform individual FireSmart Wildfire Hazard Assessments on each of the homes in your community
  • Clear leaves, pine needles and combustible debris from the roofs and gutters of the neighbourhood homes
  • Sweep porches and decks clearing them of leaves, pine needles and combustible debris
  • Rake under decks, porches, sheds and play structures and dispose of debris
  • Prune low-hanging tree branches up to a height of 2 metres
  • Collect downed tree limbs and broken branches and take them to a disposal site
  • Remove combustible items stored under decks and porches
  • Identify and remove high flammability plants from within 10 metres of neighbourhood homes
  • Distribute FireSmart information to neighbours
  • Join forces with neighbours and pool your resources to pay for a chipper service to remove slash

WHEN TO APPLY

You can start submitting project funding applications beginning Monday, January 31, 2017 through to Friday, March 21, 2017 11:59pm MT. A panel will review applications and select up to 20 project award recipients.

Additional funding is available in the following individual provinces in partnership with FireSmart Canada:

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is offering three additional $500 awards within the province as part of this program. Additional project applications in Alberta will AUTOMATICALLY be considered through the above application process.

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