Wildfire Community Preparedness One-Day Wood Chipping Service

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Event Time

10:00 a.m.  -  4:00 p.m.

FireSmart Canada has declared May 6, 2017 as Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and the RMOW is encouraging homeowners to take a close look at their properties to determine how to make them more fire-resistant by following simple FireSmart principles.  

One-Day FREE Municipal Wood Chipping Service

Please note, due to high interest in this program, we are no longer able to accept any more participants for chipping services. However you can still burn garden debris with a valid permit or drop off yard waste. Please see the details below.

On May 6, municipal staff will be completing neighbourhood rounds in Whistler with a truck and chippper to collect trees, tree limbs and brush from homeowners' FireSmart activities.

Community members can arrange in advance for the municipal chipper to stop by their properties by contacting Scott Rogers, FireSmart Coordinator at 604-966-4173.

**NOTE: Invasive species cannot be included in any brush that is removed.

FireSmart Program

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is encouraging homeowners to take a close look at their properties to determine how to make them more fire-resistant by following simple FireSmart principles. 

FireSmart activities may include:

  • trimming and thinning out trees, shrubs and other vegetation;
  • removing flammable material from the property, such as dead wood or tree needles;
  • ensuring that woodpiles and other easily ignited items are stored away from buildings; and
  • using fire-resistant construction and landscaping materials.

Residents are reminded that a permit is required for both campfires and garden debris burning in the RMOW. Campfires are not permitted in Whistler when the Fire Danger Rating is high or extreme, and garden debris burning is only permitted this spring from April 28 to May 15. 

Apply for a campfire or garden debris burning permit free of charge.  A FREE FireSmart Home Assessment will be conducted as part of the permit process for both campfire and garden debris burning permits.  

Yard waste can be dropped off for FREE from May 12 to 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spruce Grove Park overflow parking lot.

Report ALL wildfires, unattended campfires, and open burning violations by dialling 911 in Whistler, or contacting the BC Forest Service at *5555 on a cellphone or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free outside of Whistler.

 

Event Category

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