FireSmart Canada

Become FireSmart: Reducing Liability From Causing Wildfires

Industrial and commercial operations are responsible for causing a significant amount of wildfires every year in Canada.

The majority of these fires are preventable through prevention strategies.

The two most significant activities associated with industry caused fires are:

  1. Electric utility transmission and distribution
  2. Debris burning

A company may be held liable for the costs associated with suppressing a wildfire.

For information on how to reduce liability associated with causing wildfires, refer to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Wildfire Prevention Best Management Practices manual.

I am committed to always keep a watchful eye on fire pits and burn barrels when they are in use.

— Wendy robinson, Community Member, Yellowhead county, Alberta