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County Fire and Flood Home Protection Program Launches

Rocky View County is offering free home protection assessments for fire and floods to help people stay safe and sound.

This innovative program, funded by a $1.4 million grant through the Canadian Red Cross Society, will help people identify and reduce their fire or flood risk through home assessments.

Up to 150 flood home protection assessments, valued at $475 each, will be provided for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be performed by professionals from AET Group.

An unlimited number of fire assessments will be provided for free, with the work done by Rocky View County Fire Services.

Applications for the free assessments can be found at www.rockyview.ca/protect.

Following the assessments, applicants can apply for a grant of up to $9,000 to help make safety improvements, thanks to the Canadian Red Cross Society’s generous support of the program.

“This unique fire and flood assessment program is part of our work to build resiliency into our communities, and actively manage potential threats,” says Rocky View County Reeve Greg Boehlke. “This program and our partnership with the Red Cross helps us achieve the goal of keeping Rocky Viewers safe.”

Background

  • Homeowners receive a professional Fire or Flood Smart home protection assessment sponsored by Rocky View County and the Canadian Red Cross Society.
  • Residents can apply now by visiting www.rockyview.ca/protect.
  • Each free flood assessment takes 60-90 minutes and performed by AET Group Inc. Each free fire assessment is 30 to 45 minutes and performed by Rocky View County.
  • Residents with recommended flood protection and mitigation strategies that result from the program can apply for a grant through Rocky View County to resolve identified issues up to a ceiling of $9,000 per household for fire and flooding combined, or $7,450 for flooding mitigation alone. Some insurance companies may also offer a rebate for this kind of work.
  • Residents can subscribe to Rocky View County’s award-winning Safe & Sound notification system to receive emergency alert notifications, and subscribe to County news, by visiting www.rockyview.ca/safe

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