Thanks to a timely heads up from a member of the Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department on Vancouver Island, we are now able to pass along some important information about fire safety issues. Much was learned in the aftermath of the devastating forest fires that ravaged BC and other places last year and it would be tragic to see similar loss if it can be avoided.
Why not take a minute to visit the Government of B.C.'s website (www.pep.bc.ca) dedicated to the Provincial Emergency Program. Look for the Fire Smart Manual, it provides a wealth of great information that will help ensure that you and your home is as prepared for a major fire as possible.
Regardless of where you live in Canada (or elsewhere for that matter) if your home is nestled into the trees, you are going to want to read this information. It even contains advice about the best options for building materials should you be deciding to build a new home in a treed, rural setting.