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.

Weather

Weather observations and forecasts are crucial to SOPFEU's work. Every day, the weather service collects and analyzes hourly data from the 200 automatic weather stations that are part of the Réseau météorologique coopératif du Québec (RMCQ). This information provides the SOPFEU with an accurate picture of the conditions in the forests. In addition, the data are used to calculate indices that serve to evaluate the fire danger for the whole province.


 

Objective :To anticipate zones where the risk of fire is high.