Public Meeting About FireSmart and Evacuation

The qRD will be coming to Savary on Saturday July 13. The exact time is not confirmed yet so we’ll let you know in the June Update. They’ll post it around Savary soon, too. The meeting is about a new FireSmart program for assessing your property for its exposure to the risks of wildfire. To get an idea of what that means, watch their YouTube video: FireSmart Your Home. FireSmart Coordinator Marc Albert takes you through some basic steps you can take to reduce wildfire loss of your home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLHFPpdXaBY

If you can’t do the branch and debris cleanup on your own, there is also a rebate program for property owners who make FireSmart improvements to their properties. For a free assessment and more information contact the qRD’s FireSmart Coordinator at firesmartpr@gmail.com or call 604-414-7839.

The evacuation part of the public meeting will provide information for you and your family about what to do and where to go in the case of a major emergency like wildfire or earthquake.