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FireSmart Research Study

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A FireSmart Research Study is being conducted in the Urban Service Area of Fort McMurray to understand the willingness of homeowners to participate in FireSmart recommended-activities on their own homes and properties, following the May 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

The study is being conducted by researchers at the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and FireSmart Canada.

The results of this study will provide the Municipality and FireSmart Canada with recommendations on how to best empower and support residents in taking FireSmart action at home.

Phone Call Qualification

Researchers from the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) are looking to collect feedback from homeowners of single-detached homes in the Urban Service Area. As such, some residents may be contacted by phone, through random selection, to take part in qualification screening. If you are the right candidate for the study, you’ll be asked to complete an online survey through a link provided to you.

The qualification phone call is being conducted through Advanis Research Group. If you receive a call from this organization, please pick up the phone. 

Online Survey

Eligible homeowners living in the Urban Service Area are invited to share their feedback through the online survey. 


Eligible candidates are:

  • Residents of Fort McMurray

  • Single-detached homeowners living in the Urban Service Area

  • 18 years of age or older


All information collected will be kept confidential and used only to produce anonymous statistics.

Take the Survey

Participate in the 2019 FireSmart Research Study by taking our survey. Please text FIRESMART to 844-289-1258 and the survey link will be sent to you directly.