DOI offering FireSmart rebates
As a part of its continued efforts to increase the community’s resilience to wildfire, the District of Invermere has introduced a new FireSmart Rebate Program.
Homeowners who take steps to FireSmart their homes may be eligible to be reimbursed through the program.
Through funding received from the Union of BC Municipality’s Community Resiliency Investment Program, the District of Invermere is offering $500 rebates to residents who take steps to FireSmart their homes or property.
The focus of the FireSmart Rebate Program in 2020 will be on the reduction of combustible vegetation in and around residences – this is the simplest, yet most effective way to improve a home’s ability to survive a wildfire.
How to Participate:
- To qualify for a rebate, residents must first have a Fire Smart Home Assessment by the District of Invermere Certified Local FireSmart Representative completed.
- Next, residents will need to take action on the recommendations made during the home assessment. The homeowner will submit their receipts (or copies of) to the front counter at the District of Invermere Municipal Office along with the work plan / estimate.
- The district will then inspect and approve the completed work at the property. The homeowner will be reimbursed 50% of material and labour costs, to a maximum rebate of $500 per property.
- The rebate program has started and will be available until the end of October, with work being completed by the end of November. Available on a first-come first-served basis. There are approximately 40 rebates available.
Contact the District of Invermere to find out more details and to arrange a free FireSmart home/property assessment.