Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

05/06/2021 | All Day

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Are you prepared? We can all do our part to help prepare our home, and neighborhoods, for the upcoming hot summer months, and reduce the risk of outdoor wildfires.

The Conception Bay South Fire Department, in partnership with FireSmart Canada, will be hosting a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  We are encouraging residents to reduce the risk at home by organizing a clean-up.  Register with us by June 3, 2021, and receive complimentary gloves and yard waste bags. Registration can be completed through the form below. Following registration, residents will be given a date/time to pick up the clean-up kit. Clean-up kits will be available while supplies last.

Can’t make the June 5 clean up date, or we have unfavorable weather that day? Not to worry! Pick a weekend that works for you and register that date.

The following guide can help you be prepared for wildfire season:

  • Clear leaves, pine needles, and combustible debris from roofs and gutters.
  • 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 meters.
  • Collect & dispose of downed tree limbs and broken branches.
  • Remove combustible items stored under decks and porches.
  • Remove highly flammable plants from within 10 meters of your home.
  • Assist those in the neighborhood who cannot clear away debris.
  • Prepare a 72-hour Emergency kit for your family.
  • Have your civic number visible from the street.
  • Burn permits are required from year-round, get yours free online at http://cbs.burnpermits.com.
  • In addition, a secondary permit is required from the Department of Forestry from May 1 to September 30.

For more information on Fire Smart Canada, please visit www.firesmartcanada.ca.

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