No permits are issued by the R.M. of St. Andrews. Any permits must be obtained from the Province here - Crop Residue Burning Permit Application Form.
If you plan on burning a field or large span of grass or brush, we ask that you notify the area fire chief so that they are aware should a 911 call come in and they can ensure that the appropriate water supply is on hand should it get out of control or they will advise against burning due to the conditions. If a fire does get out of control and spreads out onto adjacent properties, the property owner can be fined under The Wildfires Act as well as the RM's Burning By-Law No. 4326.
ASBESTOS AND NATURAL DISASTERS
Natural Disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes can damage asbestos-containing materials and lead to asbestos exposure among first responders, cleanup crews and nearby residents. Learn how to prevent asbestos exposure when preparing for and cleaning up after a natural disaster.
Check out this guide to learn more about the topics below as well as other safety tips and information on Wildfire Safety.
- How is Asbestos a Risk During a Natural Disaster
- What to Do During Wildfires
- How to Prevent Asbestos Exposure from Other Disasters
Another great source of information is this Homeowners Guide to Asbestos.
FireSmart begins at home. Home and property owners can reduce their risk of wildfire impacts by implementing FireSmart recommendations on building materials and vegetation. Homes, out buildings, trees, shrubs and grasses are all fuel to a wildfire but proper cleaning, thinning and spacing can help reduce the danger of devastating wildfire losses.
Visit www.FireSmartCanada.ca for more information on FireSmart: Protecting Your Community From Wildfire, or the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program. Other useful FireSmart prevention resources are listed below.
- FireSmart Begins at Home Guide
Recommendations to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfire to your home and property
- Homeowners Assessment Guide
Assessing what changes could make the greatest difference in reducing your wildfire risk
- FireSmart Landscape Brochure
Recommendations for safer landscaping and fire resistant vegetation
- Wildfire Safety - Fire and Travel Restrictions
Information on fire and travel restrictions implemented by the Province
- Wildfire Evacuation Brochure
Tips and safety messages for when wildfire threatens your community