Registration for flood assessments and home fire assessments is now closed.

Plan to book an assessment in the Spring of 2021. Updates for this program will be posted on this webpage.

If you have received an assessment report, apply now for a grant by completing the Residential Resilience Grant Application Form (PDF).

Protecting your home starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations, your choices will help protect your home. The County’s Home Assessment program can help you identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities. Although, registration for this program is now closed, further information is available below.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in a home flood assessment?

Rocky View County is offering a limited number of free home flood protection assessments to help people stay safe and sound. Home flood assessments are by conducted by AET Group Inc. - a national environmental consulting agency at a value of $475 plus GST per property. Priority will be given to high-risk flood zones. Flood risk varies due to snow melt and rain storms with some areas at higher risk in the County.

What is a Home FireSmart Assessment?

Rocky View County's home FireSmart assessments help people stay safe and sound and fire smart and are by provided by Rocky View County. Fire risk varies in the county due to moisture levels, storm activity and human factors.

Protecting your home starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations, your choices will help protect your home from fire. Know your hazards.

How long does a home flood assessment take?

Each assessment takes 60-90 minutes. A trained assessor, following safe social distancing guidelines, provides a complete 50-point visual assessment and a list of actions to reduce flood risk.

How long does a Home FireSmart Assessment take?

Each assessment takes about 2 hours. A trained Rocky View County fire assessor, following safe social distancing guidelines, provides a complete visual assessment and a list of actions to reduce fire risk.

How long are the fire and flood home assessments available?

Applications for both home fire assessments and flood assessments are no longer being accepted but may become available in the Spring of 2021. Residents can still have a flood assessment done, but at a cost of $475 plus GST to AET Group Inc.

What happens if the fire or flood assessment recommends some work? How do I apply for a grant?

After receiving a list of actions to mitigate fire or flooding, residents of Rocky View County can apply for a grant to resolve those issues.

It may take up to one month to process a grant application after filling out the Residential Resilience Grant Application form (PDF) and sending it to:

Rocky View County
Fire Services and Emergency Management
Community Resilience Program
262075 Rocky View Point
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0X2

Or by email to:
emergencymanagement@rockyview.ca

When submitting by email please write “Residential Resilience Grant Application” in the subject line.

Residents with recommended flood protection and mitigation strategies can apply for a grant through Rocky View County to resolve identified issues up to a total ceiling of $9,054 per household for fire and flooding combined or $7,454 for flooding mitigation.

Some insurance companies may also offer a rebate or savings.

Who is funding the assessments and grants to resolve identified issues?

This innovative partnership is supported by a $1.4 million grant through the Canadian Red Cross Society.

What type of work is covered under a home fire mitigation grant?

  • Tree removal in zone 1 and 1a only, which is the area up to 10 meters from your home. Maximum of three trees and up to $1,500 per household for a maximum of 100 homes.
  • Prune conifer trees in zone 1 and 1a up to $100 per household for a maximum of 100 homes.

What type of work is covered under a home flood mitigation grant?

  • Roof Cleanliness – Gutters cleaned up to $454 per household for a maximum of 150 homes.
  • Back Water Valve Installation - $1,000 per household for a maximum of 50 homes.
  • Seal cracks in foundation walls and floors up to $2,000 per household for a maximum of 50 homes.
  • Disconnect Downspouts up to $1,000 per home for a maximum of 50 homes.
  • Window wells and well coverings up to $3,000 per household for a maximum of 50 homes.

Why are Rocky View County and the Canadian Red Cross Society providing this service?

The partnership between Rocky View County and the Canadian Red Cross Society is a first in Alberta to build both fire and flood resiliency into the community. By empowering and supporting residents to take proactive measures to reduce their risk, together we are creating a safer place for people to live.

Contact

Emergency Management
403.230.1401
emergencymanagement@rockyview.ca

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