Build a fire break by removing flammable materials within a 10-m radius.

Leave 5 m between your trees and prune off branches from the ground up to 2 m.

Choose non-flammable materials such as sheet metal or bricks for your walls.

Equip your chimney or wood stove with a fire screen to protect against sparks.

Choose a roof made of metal or fibreglass.

Technical glossary

This glossary defines many of the terms utilized in forest fire protection and management.  It is drawn from the Glossary of Forest Fire Management Terminology, published in 2003 by the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center in Winnipeg.

For a translation from French to English of such words and phrases, click here

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