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.

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Quebec July 18th 2016,10 h

SOPFEU firefighter passes away

Service de la prévention et de l'information:

Gérard Lacasse
418 871-3341

Josée Poitras
418 275-6400

It is with great sadness that SOPFEU announces that one of its forest fire fighters died late yesterday afternoon. He collapsed when fighting a fire in the Parc de Chibougamau sector.

Attempts were made to resuscitate him until the paramedics arrived. He was brought to the hospital in Roberval where he was pronounced dead.

It was Régis Tremblay's thirtieth season working for SOPFEU and the 61-year-old forest fire fighter was based in Roberval.

SOPFEU would like to express its sincere condolences to his family members, friends and colleagues. A psychological support program will be available for his family and co-workers.
The Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) will act according to its procedures.