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RDCK offers Free Firesmart Assessment for residents

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 25th, 2017

Nora Hannon of Wildfire Mitigation said the Regional District of Central Kootenay is inviting residents to participate in a FireSmart assessment of their home exterior and property.

“Wildfires are a natural part of British Columbia’s ecosystems,” Hannon said.

“Living where wildfires can occur may put your home at risk, but it is possible to reduce the potential impacts on your home and property from these natural events.

Hannon said recommendations of the FireSmart assessment will help inform residents how to reduce the risk of wildfire near their homes and provide a better opportunity to defend their property from a wildfire.

RDCK FireSmart Ambassadors will be completing assessments during the following weeks:

  • Area A: August 24 – 30
  • Area B: August 31 – September 6
  • Area C: September 7 -13
  • Area D: July 6 – 12
  • Area E: August 3 – 9
  • Area F: June 28 – July 5
  • Area G: July 27 – August 2
  • Area H: August 10 – 16
  • Area I: July 13 – 19
  • Area J: July 20 – 26
  • Area K: August 17-23

To schedule an assessment or find out more about the programs offered through RDCK Wildfire Mitigation please contact Hannon at 250-352-8177 or

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