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Forest fire danger: what you should know


Forest fire danger: what you should know

Summer is approaching quickly and you may have already started preparing for your next outing to the woods. SOPFEU would like to remind you that to make the most of your time in nature, it’s important to be aware of the risk of forest fires and behave accordingly.

Knowing the forest fire risk is the first step in preventing fires. In future, the risk of forest fires will be indicated using five categories rather than four. A new level, “Very high”, has been added to describe dry conditions in the forest more precisely.

Here’s a simple reminder chart to help you enjoy the camping season safely.

Download this reminder chart (PDF)

Three-day forecast

SOPFEU posts a three-day forecast of forest flammability and conditions, on its website and its mobile applications

SOPFEU application for smartphones

The forest fire situation… at your fingertips! 

Every year in Quebec, over 350 forest fires start because of human negligence. Recreational activities are the cause in nearly 40% of cases. Download the SOPFEU mobile application and you can stay up to date on the danger of forest fires at all times, and act accordingly. The geolocation option tells you about the forest fire danger right in your area, for the same day and the days to come.  You’ll also learn about active forest fires and current preventive measures.

So before you head for the woods, download the SOPFEU application for iOS and Android and help prevent forest fires.

Here’s how

Source: Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), May 2017

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