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.

Links

There are numerous organizations that can provide information on topics related to the forest and the activities practised in it. Feel free to consult these sites to learn more.

Forest fire 

PareFEU

Tips to reduce the risk of forest fires in populated areas.

Bombardier/amphibious aircraft

A world leader in the aeronautics industry, Bombardier is the designer of the CL-215 and CL-415 water bombers used to fight forest fires.

Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC)

The CIFFC is a private, non-profit corporation that coordinates the sharing of fire-fighting resources in Canada.

British Columbia Wildfire Management Branch  

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in British Columbia.

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Alberta. 

Saskatchewan Wildfire Management   

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Saskatchewan. 

Manitoba Wildfire Program

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Manitoba. 

Emergency Management Ontario 

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Ontario. 

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

New Brunswick Government

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in New Brunswick.

Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Prince Edward Island.

Natural Resources Department of Nova Scotia

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Nova Scotia.

Yukon Wildland Fire Management 

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest fires in Yukon. 

Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources 

Governmental organization responsible of the management of forest ressources and forest fires in the Northwest Territories. 

Environment Canada

For weather conditions and regional and national weather forecasts.

Incendie.com:

The website of Quebec's fire departments

National Interagency Fire Center

United States fire protection agency in Boise, Idaho

Firesmart, partners in protection (Canada)

Tips to reduce the risk of forest fires in populated areas.

Firewise (États-Unis)

Tips to reduce the risk of forest fires in populated areas.

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission (NFFPC)

This commission is responsible for establishing links among the various protection agencies in New England, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

The Centre d'interprétation de l'historique de la protection de la forêt contre le feu

This interpretation centre pays tribute to those who invested their time, talent and energy into protecting forests for the benefit of all.

Forest

Québec Forest Industry Council (QFIC):

The QFIC is the voice of the Québec forest industry. It represents the vast majority of softwood lumber companies, pulp and paper mills and board mills in Québec

www.cifq.qc.ca

Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec (MRNFP):

This government department is responsible for managing and developing land and energy, forest and mining resources in Quebec

www.mrnfp.gouv.qc.ca

Also see the MRNFP's forest sector

www.mrnfp.gouv.qc.ca/forets/index.jsp

Canadian Forest Service:

www.nrcan.gc.ca/cfs-scf

Société de protection des forêts contre les insectes et maladies (SOPFIM):

SOPFIM is a non-profit organization that protects Québec forests against insect pests and disease

www.sopfim.qc.ca

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (United States):

www.fs.fed.us

SIFORT:

The tessellation-based forest information system (SIFORT) meets various analysis needs and provides data on Quebec's land base for sustainable forest management purposes

www.mrnfp.gouv.qc.ca/forets/fimaq/information/fimaq-information-sifort.jsp

Canada's Forest Network:

www.foret.ca

Natural Resources Canada:

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) plays a pivotal role with regard to the major contributions by the natural resource sector to the economy, society and the environment in Canada

www.nrcan.gc.ca


Outdoor

Ministère des Affaires municipales, du Sport et du Loisir (MAMSL):

In the interest of municipalities and their citizens, this government department ensures that the municipal system is soundly managed

www.mamsl.gouv.qc.ca

Federation of Québec Outfitters:

The Federation of Québec Outfitters offers a one-stop approach for finding all the information required for choosing the destination that perfectly meets your needs

www.fpq.com

Fédération québécoise des gestionnaires de zecs (FQGZ):

The Fédération québécoise des gestionnaires de zecs has been entrusted with the mission to represent organizations that manage ZECs (controlled harvesting zones) and to defend their interests at the provincial level in a spirit of wildlife conservation and development

www.zecquebec.com

Fédération québécoise de la faune:

The Fédération québécoise de la faune contributes, with respect to wildlife and habitats, to managing the development and sustainability of hunting and fishing as traditional and sporting activities

www.fqf.qc.ca

Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ):

Hiking, biking, canoeing, nature interpretation... the SÉPAQ network offers a wide range of outdoor and discovery activities

www.sepaq.com

Tourisme Québec:

A tourist window open onto Quebec's regions and upcoming events

www.bonjourquebec.com