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West Bench FireSmart Events - Fall 2021

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Updated: October 8 - roaming chipper.

The best thing about FireSmart is how easy it is to get started

West Bench FireSmart Events – Fall 2021

Homeowners play an important role in wildfire prevention by reducing the risk of damage to their property by wildfire. West Bench homeowners have two opportunities to learn more about FireSmart principles to protect their homes.

October 12th presentation, “Six tips to drastically reduce wildlife risk.”

A 30 minute zoom presentation by Margaret Holm, West Bench FireSmart Representative. Quick tips on fall clean up ideas to help fireproof your property. Register to be sent a Zoom link and FireSmart tips.

October 23rd chipping event, 10 – 1 p.m. West Bench Elementary School

Being FireSmart is our shared responsibility. Neighbours are encouraged to work together to limb, trim, rake, think and haul flammable debris to the chipper for disposal.

Clean up your yard and drop off wood and brush for the chipper (up to 30 cm/12”diameter, no roots or raked debris please). Stay for a coffee or hot chocolate, learn about how the West Bench can become a FireSmart community and pick up FireSmart information.

The chipper will also roam the neighbourhood to chip yard debris. Advance registration is appreciated. email Margaret Holm.

For more information email Margaret Holm. Check out FireSmart BC to learn more about the program.

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