A Value at Risk, or VAR, is any feature on the land which would be “negatively affected by fire”. This means anything that could be damaged by fire, such as a cabin or a tent frame.
A properly protected cabin, which was 'fire smarted', survived a forest fire during the summer of 2014.
The best way to reduce risk is to be proactive, and FireSmart your cabin or other property.
Knowing about your cabin or value at risk is the first step to protecting it. Knowing about it means we can make appropriate decisions to help protect it in the event of a wildland fire.
Data collected will only be used by fire managers for fire management purposes.