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.

Mission

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.

Prevention

At SOPFEU, educational and awareness campaigns are among the many tools used when it comes to prevention. And for good reason! Close to 350 fires are caused by human activity every year in the intensive protection zone. In fact, statistics show roughly 70% of fires are caused by humans.

To address this situation, the fire prevention and information department works in collaboration with the media to inform the public about high-risk situations and to broadcast the fire danger. Also, as soon as the situation warrants it, the SOPFEU will suggest applying preventive measures.


 

Objective : To continuously lower the average number of human-caused fires.