Fire brings a lot of benefits to our lives – and it is a natural and necessary part of our environment.
But wildfires caused by people never need to happen – and they’re usually the most dangerous because they start closer to the things we value most.
Help wildfire fighters in your community: fight back against wildfire danger in your day-to-day life and do your part to prevent them with good choices.
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Wildfire will come – and sometimes, wildfire fighters may not be able to stop it. The trick is being prepared – whether you’re going out on-the-land or at your home or cabin.
- Know the current danger and conditions: get the latest wildfire update
- Get permitted for fires that aren’t for warmth or food: apply for a burn permit
- Reduce wildfire damage risks ahead of time at your home, cabin, or business: visit FireSmart NWT
- Get ready to get out: learn how to prepare for evacuations
Take the time to learn these simple tips and tricks to enjoy the land and the benefits of fire, while preventing wildfires that could cause trouble for people and communities.
Get safety tips about:
- Fire Danger and You
- Burning brush and debris
- Cigarettes and other smoking materials
- Fireworks safety
- Target shooting
You can help wildfire teams respond to wildfire quickly and protect the things you value most when possible.