The Rural Municipality of Piney prioritizes preparedness and prevention when it comes to natural disasters.
Natural disasters are part of living in a rural area. The R.M. of Piney has an emergency coordinator and strategic plans when it comes to dealing with wildfires, floods and storms. We ask that all residents please read through the protection and preparedness resources provided below.
Fire Prevention Tips
FireSmart Home Owner’s Assessment
FireSmart Home Owner’s Manual
FireSmart Landscape Brochure
Wildfire Safety Travel Restrictions
FireSmart Farm Brochure
For more information and safety updates, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/index.html
Evacuation in Emergencies
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program
The DFA program assists homeowners and tenants by providing financial support after a disaster. The damaged property must be your primary residence. Secondary residences and cottages are not eligible for DFA.
More information can be found here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/dfa/index.html
In the case of animals running at large or wildlife threats, please call Conservation and Climate as they have the resources to deal with issues concerning animals.
Bans & Restrictions
The municipality follows recommendations from Manitoba Conservation & Climate when it comes to burn bans and travel restrictions. We ask that you are aware of current bans or travel restrictions put in place due to weather and environmental factors before you travel in the area, as activities like ATVing and campfires may be under the ban. Please contact the RM office or Manitoba Conservation & Climate for updates.
The RM office does not issue burn permits. To acquire a permit, and to be sure of the restrictions in place, call Conservation and Climate.
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Use this guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the checklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will help you take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.
Manitoba Conservation and Climate