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Regional district, city team up to offer FireSmart property reviews to homeowners

The City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George have teamed up to reduce the risk from wildfire in the region. Working with FireSmart BC, the goal is to educate homeowners and raise awareness of wildfire risks and share critical information about wildfire prevention and mitigation.

“When it comes to being FireSmart, education is everything. From yard maintenance and landscaping best practices to fire-resilient building materials, learning what you can do today to protect yourself from wildfires can save your home and lives tomorrow,” said Anita de Dreu, Emergency Services Coordinator with the regional district, in a news release.

This year, the regional district is offering complimentary FireSmart property reviews to homeowners in the Pidherny, Malaspina and Broddy Road neighbourhoods to help prioritize and identify opportunities to FireSmart their home. These neighbourhoods were identified in the 2018 Community Wildfire Protection Plan as having the highest wildfire risk.

The regional district has reached out to residents in those areas with a postcard with more details, inviting them to contact the Regional District to book their free FireSmart property review

Interested residents in other neighborhoods are encouraged to contact the Regional District at 250-960-4400.

For further information about how easy and inexpensive it is to FireSmart your home, visit www.FireSmartBC.ca or call the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George at 250-960-4400 to book your complimentary, COVID friendly FireSmart property review.

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