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Presentation Recording Now Available!

Public Presentation: Understanding Wildfires and Protecting Your Property with FireSmart


Presentation Recording Now Available!

The logo for the Huntsville Lake of Bays Fire Department

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will hosted a one-hour presentation on reducing the threat of wildfire in your home and community.

Guest speaker Ken Cox, Fire Advisor for Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, introduces Huntsville and Lake of Bays residents to the FireSmart program. The presentation covers Response and Operations, Wildland Fire Effects, how fires start and grow, and how property owners can improve their structures' chances of surviving a passing wildfire using FireSmart Canada tactics and strategies.

"Just a few years ago, Ontario experienced the highest number of wildfires on record in over 25 years," stated Steve Markham, Public Education and Fire Prevention Officer for the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department. "This presentation is essential for preparing our community in Huntsville and Lake of Bays for potentially challenging wildfire seasons ahead. By embracing FireSmart principles and making practical changes around our homes and neighbourhoods, we can really make a difference in reducing the risk that wildfires pose to our community."

Presentation Recording Now Available!

The latest presentation on wildfires and the FireSmart program is now available on the Fire Department's YouTube page.
If you missed the last two in-person presentations, you can now learn about Response and Operations, Wildland Fire Effects, and effective strategies to enhance your property's resilience to wildfires—all from the comfort of your home.

For more information contact:

Steve Markham
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
Public Education/Fire Prevention Officer
705-789-5201 x 3609

Watch the video!

Booklets and materials discussed in the presentation can be found at

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Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

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