The qathet Regional District FireSmart Program will be offering free wildfire hazard assessments on July 17-18th

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Event Date: 
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - Sunday, July 18, 2021

What's an assessment look like?

At these assessments we walk around the exterior of the home with you (must be the property owner), explaining how structures are lost to wildfire. Together we create a list of hazard mitigation solutions for any concerns as we work our way around the yard. Afterwards, from the list of recommendations provided, you can undertake the implementation of any of these solutions for a rebate of up to $500. (we usually emphasize the activities that would result in the best wildfire risk reduction for the time/effort).

There are few ways to work towards a rebate ( you can do more than one FireSmart improvement but a rebate will never exceed $500);

1) Do the work yourself and get reimbursed a volunteer rate. ( You, your friends and family could track hours on the project until you reach 42 hours to receive the full $500.)

2) Submit invoices for a 50% rebate of up to $500.  Spend $1000 and get $500 back) on ;

  • Contractors hired to do the work
     
  • Eligible materials required to complete the identified project (Tools are not eligible).
     
  • FireSmart plants to replace pre-identified highly flammable plants in Zone 1.
     
  • Rentals for tools to help achieve a FireSmart activity

 

To qualify for a rebate the homeowner must take and submit corresponding "before and after" photos of the work.  Following FireSmart Program approval the qRD will issue a rebate cheque.

FireSmart assessments and the discussion afterwards usually take about an hour.

Rebates are limited and are given out on a first come first served basis.

Contact Marc Albert at firesmartpr [at] gmail [dot] com or 604-414-7839.

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