FireSmart is a planning tool that helps to reduce wildfires from happening in our community. View our contributing preventative strategies and programs for FireSmart that help keep our community safe:  

The County will be hosting a FireSmart Wood Waste Clean-up Event on

June 4, 2022 & June 11, 2022

  • County residents and businesses are encouraged to bring wood debris, branches and deadfall from their yard to the County FireSmart Wood Waste Clean-up event on June 4 & 11, 2022. “The FireSmart clean-up “events” are great opportunities for residents to protect themselves and their property from wildfires.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to drop off their wood debris, branch and deadfall from their yard for the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Services to chip and dispose of for free at the following times and locations:
  • Saturday, June 4 - 9 am to 5 pm – Sunridge Estates (Turn East onto Township Road 712 from Range Road 51)

  •  Saturday, June 11 – 9 am to 5 pm – Dunes West – Biathlon Training Centre Parking Lot (Turn South onto Township Road 704 from Highway 40)

 

  Staff will also be on site handing out information and answering questions regarding the FireSmart program

 For more information, please visit www.countygp.ab.ca/firesmart or contact Ken Atamanchuk, County Fire Marshal at  780-532-9727.

Your role

Whether you are a homeowner or business and despite your industry or government, we have a shared responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfires and prepare for the threat of wildfire in the County.

Wildfire education

Wood Chipping event photo

Education on how to reduce their exposure to the risk of wildfire is an important part of FireSmart if you are a public or private landowner. The County has promoted FireSmart through a number of initiatives including workshops for residents, information booths at trade shows, wood chipping demonstrations, among others.

FireSmart Assessments 

County residents and businesses can sign up for free FireSmart Assessment. 

FireSmart Assessments reduce the risk of wildfires on private property and the surrounding community and are available spring through fall. 

A member of Regional Fire Services: 

  • Visits your property checking for wildfire hazards on the exterior of buildings and your surrounding property, 

  • Provides a customizeddetailed report with findings from the assessment, 

  • Provides practical tips to make your property safer from the risk of wildfires 

Assessments can take up to two hours to complete and the property owner needs be present during the assessment. 

Once the property owner completes mitigation work on their property, they can schedule to have a follow-up assessment completed by Regional Fire Service. 

Sign up for a free FireSmart Assessment.

Watch the FireSmart Education Webinar to learn more about steps you can take to reduce the risk of widfire on your property. 

FireSmart Events 

Learn about and register for education and public engagement events taking place this Spring for the Highway 40 West FireSmart Planning Project

Stay connected

The County also provides information on FireSmart through the County Connections newsletter, mail outs to residents, and news releases.

For more information about FireSmart in the County contact our Fire Marshal at 780-532-9727.