Ahead of the wildfire season, Yellowknife firefighters are going door-to-door giving FireSmarting advice to residents whose properties back on to forested area.
According to a news release from the city, firefighters are providing information on how residents can limit forest fire damage through FireSmarting techniques.
Those techniques include cleaning up brush and dead trees from your property.
Firefighters are distributing pamphlets provided by FireSmart Canada and the GNWT’s Department of Environment & Natural Resources.
The information includes ways people can take action to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and properties.
Also included in the pamphlet is a property evaluation check list which assesses the risk of property damage from wildfire, as well as a preparation guide in the event that an evacuation is required.
The checklist and preparation guide are also available on the City’s website.
“I encourage all Yellowknife residents to participate in FireSmarting preventive measures and take steps to reduce wildfire risk. By reducing our risks we can proactively reduce the chances of damage,” stated Mayor Rebecca Alty in the news release.