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.


Optimize forest fire protection to ensure the sustainability of the forest environment for the good of the community, and to do so at the lowest possible cost.

The challenge is great. Each year in Quebec, an average of 486 fires affect thousands of hectares of forest in the intensive protection zone. Discover each of the sectors that make SOPFEU a unique company in Canada.


SOPFEU employees are strategically placed throughout Quebec. At the head office in Quebec City and the four main bases (Baie-Comeau, Roberval, Maniwaki and Val-d'Or), there are mainly firefighters, protection officers and air attack officers.

This personnel is supported by a capable administrative service and crews that provide guidance and support to specialized operations. Everything is done to ensure the organization continues to work as efficiently as possible.


Objective : To provide quality services where cost control is rigorous.