The Town of Whitecourt, in partnership with the local Fire Department, is offering free FireSmart home assessments to their residents to provide recommendations that will better protect their home and property from the increasing threat of wildfires. Following the assessment, residents will be eligible for grant incentives to implement the recommended priority solutions. These home improvements aim to help reduce the spread of wildfire in the area. The assessment program is an ongoing initiative with the rebates being distributed through the 2022 summer months.
The Town of Whitecourt has completed 34 FireSmart Home Assessments with additional requests being accepted, and applications for rebates being processed. The Town has also purchased a Sprinkler Trailer and will be ready for use in April 2023. The Sprinkler Truck will assist the Fire Department in managing fires in remote areas.
Read more on how the Town of Whitecourt's FireSmart homeowner incentive program is building wildfire resiliency in their community.