Located in the middle of the boreal forest, The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is at an increased risk of being affected by wildfires. The FireSmart Home Action Rebate Program provides rebates to residents for home upgrades recommended by a FireSmart free home assessment. Airborne fire embers are a significant threat to homeowners and often cause extensive property damage. By upgrading and replacing highly flammable materials with FireSmart approved options, homeowners can reduce their risk of serious property damage.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo completed 80% of the requested FireSmart Home Assessments and was able to provide 10% of those homes with rebates ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to upgrade roofing, siding or deck replacement to help reduce the risk of severe property damage.