In the case of a fire ban, the Elliot Lake Fire Department posts signs at various locations in the city. Included are at the entrances of all waterfront roads. On Dunlop Shores and Stanrock Roads, large orange and black signs can be seen hanging on the side of the boards showcasing local businesses.
The MNR also posts warnings on its sign on Hwy. 108 north of the city prior to reaching Dunlop Shores Road.
The ELWOA Home page will post fire bans in the Safety Bulletin section. Monitor the Home page section to learn when fire bans are lifted.
Members will receive an email from the ELWOA Executive should a fire ban be posted. The notification will also appear on the ELWOA Facebook page.
Because not all waterfront owners are ELWOA members, please let your neighbours know about any fire bans that may be in effect.
The FireSmart®️ Begins at Home app’s primary purpose is to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a self-conducted home assessment. This app guides homeowners through a series of questions about their property to help identify specific actions you can take on your property to reduce wildfire risks.
.These manuals can help you better understand wildfires and how to decrease the risk of wildfire destroying your property.
FireSmart™Begins at Home Guide
This manual explains about the Home Ignition Zones (HIZ) surrounding your structures and how to clear debris and landscape in these zones. Learn about how wildfires grow and spread, what factors influence its spread and how FireSmart principles affect its spread,
FireSmart™ Fact Sheets
View these FireSmart™ Fact Sheets with tips on how to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to structures on your property by removing wildfire fuels from around and under structures, on decks and roofs and by using FireSmart™ landscaping.
FireSmart™Home Ignition Zone Assessment Score Card
Determine how you can clear debris from around your home to decrease the risk of wildfire destroying your property. As a result of the Fort McMurray fire is was determined that the most crucial area to keep clean and clear is 1.5m from any structure on your property.
High Extreme Forest Fuel Identification
The attached MNR flyers identify coniferous trees in the waterfront area of Elliot Lake that could pose potential high fire threats to your property. Read the Fire and Safety Hazards section at the end of each tree species.
FireSmart™ Guide to Landscaping
"In addition to the actual building design and construction material used to construct your home, the type of plant material and the design of the landscape immediately adjacent to your home is a critical factor in determining the likelihood of your home surviving a wildfire. It is important to select fire resistant plant material and design your landscape to reduce the risk, while maintaining a functional and watersmart landscape appropriate to your growing zone.
Is your rural property FireSmart? Find out how you can reduce the risk of wildfire destroying your property.
Visit the local Elliot Lake Lakeshore FireSmart Community website: www.elliotlakefiresmart.weebly.com
The Elliot Lake Lakeshore FireSmart Committee (ELLFC) was established to educate ALL waterfront property owners in the Elliot Lake area about fire prevention and how to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to the structures on their property, thus protecting the lives of their loved ones.The Committee can answer questions how to reduce the risk of wildfire on your property. Elliot Lake is the first community in Ontario to become a FireSmart Canada Community.
Are You Fire Smart? - The FireSmart Canada website offers numerous tips for fire safety for waterfront property owners.
Preparing for wildfires is an ongoing, long-term effort that requires maintenance and upkeep and does not guarantee home survival. More information on FireSmart Canada guidelines are available at: www.firesmartcanada.ca.
Home Fire Extinguisher Safety
Smoke Alarm Safety
Ontario Fire Chiefs Association - This website offers up-to-date seasonal tips on fire safety.
BC suffered the worst fire season in history in 2017. Observations by firefighting agencies and insurance companies to provide safety information for homeowners to avoid catastrophic loss of homes and life. This video demonstrates how a home was saved because the homeowner had followed FireSmart principles and removed ignition sources around their home.
This video demonstrates how to do simple tasks around your home to make it more resistant to wildfire.
Elliot Lake Waterfront Owners Association
P. O. Box 22
Elliot Lake, ON
The Elliot Lake Waterfront Owners Association (ELWOA) is a non-profit, voluntary organization, which provides information, representation and assistance on issues that affect the interests of its members who are waterfront property owners within the city of Elliot Lake.