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RMWB Offering Program Aimed At Wildfire Protection For Rural Community Homes

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
RMWB Offering Program Aimed At Wildfire Protection For Rural Community Homes

Overhead view of Ermine Cresent Area where FireSmart activities took place before wildfire // Photo via RMWB

The municipality is giving residents in some rural hamlets a helping hand when it comes to fireproofing their properties.

A new program is being launched to help people living in Anzac, Conklin and Gregoire Lake Estates assess wildfire risks.

The initiative will offer residents a chance to get an in-depth, on-site home assessment conducted by a trained FireSmart home accessor. They will also get a detailed report on specific mitigation actions they can take to reduce the chances of wildfire dangers.

“The FireSmart Home Partners Program is a great resource for residents to learn how to adapt to living in communities within our region that are prone to wildfire activity,” said Stephen Fudge, RMWB Mitigation Supervisor, in a release.

“The individual home assessments will help homeowners identify both their FireSmart successes and risks on their properties, and provide the information needed to reduce those risks. We’re excited to be implementing a unique program that takes a property-specific approach to home mitigation.”

People interested can submit an application at rmwb.ca/FireSmartAtHome. The deadline to apply is September 2, 2018.

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