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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages citizens to take actions that increase their home, neighbourhood and community’s resilience to wildfire.

Observed annually on the first Saturday of May, this year's Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 4.

Residents of all ages all over the country are encouraged to come together at any time from May to October to host events and work on projects that raise awareness of wildfire risk and increase their resilience to it.

Apply by Jan. 31 for a $500 award for Preparedness Day events

Groups can apply for a $500 award to fund their Preparedness Day events.

Application deadline is January 31.

Visit firesmartcanada.ca for further details – including official rules, to apply, and to access resource materials to promote your event.


Reminder: Fire Permits Required Year-round

Regardless of the season, County residents are required to obtain a Fire Permit for open burning (not including burn barrels or cooking/warming campfires in approved pits) through a County-appointed Fire Guardian.

All permit conditions must be followed. Burning without a permit or outside of allowed conditions may result in fines, firefighting expenses, or worse: lost property and endangered lives.

Contact a Fire Guardian

Residents are encouraged to call in if they have questions regarding safe burning practices. Further information can be found in the Fire Servies section or on the County's ag-focused fire safety website Farm FireSmart.

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