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Forest Fire Prevention and Reporting

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Cumberland Fire Rescue is asking Cumberlanders to be cautious and vigilant this spring and summer, both in town and in the forest.

Please keep your eyes open for smoke in our surrounding forests. Reporting fires early is key to wildfire suppression and keeping the Village safe. Report forest fires immediately to 911 or to *5555 on your cell phone.

  • For your campfire or backyard recreational fire use a screen of 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) or smaller mesh to restrict any sparks or flying debris, have your campfire in a fire ring, and keep it small – less than 0.5m in diameter
  • Please do not smoke in parks, trails, or anywhere in the forests
  • Cool hot motors and wheel bearings before storing away, including chainsaws and lawnmowers
  • Distinguish cigarettes completely in a fire proof container at home

Look for information on preparing your home and yard for wildfire in the FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual on the Fire Protection Services page.

Please watch for possible campfire and recreational fire bans if the dry weather continues through the spring. A permit is required for recreational fires. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no additional recreational fire permits are being permitted at this time in order to support both our region’s air quality and first responders.

Find out more about Cumberland Fire Protection Services.

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