With fire season well underway, County of Grande Prairie residents and businesses are encouraged to take advantage of a new program offering free FireSmart assessments of private properties. 

The County’s FireSmart Assessment program focuses on completing audits and providing tips to property owners to prevent the risk of wildfires on their property.  

Wildfire is a real threat in many parts of our community,” said Ken Atamanchuk, Fire Marshall. “The goal of this program is to empower our residents to take steps to help protect their propertyCompleting a FireSmart Assessment is a simple and effective way for residents to gain information about how they can make their property safer from the risk of wildfire. 

The program is free-of-charge and runs from spring to fall annually. During the assessment, a member of Regional Fire Service performs an audit of the exterior of all buildings on the property; as well as the surrounding yard, checking for fire hazards.  

Once the assessment is completed, a personalized report with the findings and tips for wildfire prevention is provided to the property owner. 

Residents and businesses can sign up for a FireSmart Assessment and get more wildfire prevention strategies and tools at www.countygp.ab.ca/firesmart 

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Media Contact: 

Ken Atamanchuk 
Fire Marshall 
780-532-9727