FireSmart - Protecting yourself from Wildfires

Town of Hinton FireSmart Mitigation Strategy
View the Town of Hinton FireSmart Mitigation Strategy (PDF).

The intent of this strategy is to:
  • Update the FireSmart hazard and risk assessment
  • Review FireSmart mitigation progress over the past 10 years
  • Develop priority FireSmart mitigation options based on the updated FireSmart hazard and risk assessment, existing FireSmart program progress, and future development plans
How To Protect Your Home
Vegetation & Fuels
Preparing your property does not mean removing all the trees and shrubs. There are a few key things you can do to protect your home from wildfire:
  • Prune tree branches to a minimum height of 2 metres
  • Remove all combustible trees, long grass, shrubs, logs, branches, twigs and needles within 10 metres of a structure
  • Thin trees (with 3 to 6 metres between crowns) for at least 30 metres from any structure
  • Store firewood a minimum of 10 metres away from any structures (avoid down slope location)
  • Remove all combustible trees, long grass, shrubs, logs, branches, twigs and needles within 10 metres of a structure
  • Contact your utility company if trees or branches are not clear of power lines
  • Keep grass mowed and watered within 10 metres of buildings
  • FireSmart your fire pit or burning barrel
  • Clear your driveway of trees to a distance of at least 3 metres on either side