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Resources: Risk, Prevention & Response

Current Burning Restrictions  provides information on when it's allowed to burn in the Region of Queens.

FireSmart 101 is a FREE one-hour course for those who are getting started with FireSmart and want to learn more.

FireSmart Nova Scotia is designed to help Nova Scotians reduce their wildfire risk and increase wildfire resilience.

 

Nova Scotia Emergency Alerts

 

Wildfire resources and information for Nova Scotians

Source / Nova Scotia Consumer Protection

Published June 1/23

 

What you need to know when disaster strikes

Source / CBC Marketplace 

Published October 13/23

 

Wildland urban interface preparedness strategies

Source / PDF from HRM

Published August 22/23

 

 

News Articles

 

How wildfire smoke affects long-term health

Source / CBC (The Dose)

Published June 1/23

 

Recovering from largest wildfire in Nova Scotia

Source / CBC (video)

Published July 1/23

 

Problems with Upper Tantallon emergency exit

Source / CBC

Published July 10/23

 

Correlation between wildfires, flooding in Nova Scotia

Source / Canadian Press

July 25/23

 

Strategies sought for protection against wildfires

Source / CBC

Published August 23/23

 

HRM studies how to protect at-risk areas

Source / Canadian Press

Published August 25/23

 

Fire risk communities in Nova Scotia

Source / CBC

Published August 31/23

 

How wildfires move and avoiding more destruction

Source / CBC

Published September 11/23

 

Maybe an EV not best for escaping wildfires

Source / CBC

Published September 20/23

 

Wildland firefighters struggle for compensation for serious illnesses

Source / CBC

Published September 25/23

 

Using goats to prevent wildfire spread

Source / CBC As It Happens

Published September 26/23

 

More wildfires coming in 2024?

Source / CBC

Published September 27/23

 

Nova Scotia invests $15.4M to fortify communities against climate threats

Source / Haligonia.ca

Published September 28/23

 

How to manage Canada’s wildfires before they start

Source / Global News

Published September 30/23

 

Communication breakdown impaired HRM wildfire response: report

Source / CBC

Published October 16/23

 

Communication breakdown impaired HRM wildfire response: report

Source / CBC

Published October 16/23

 

Rebuilding after wildfires destroy homes 

Source / CBC Nova Scotia

Published October 17/23

 

Rebuilding after wildfires destroy homes 

Source / CBC Nova Scotia

Published October 17/23

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