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.

Wildfires

Fire Prevention Tips
FireSmart Brochure
FireSmart Home Owner’s Assessment
FireSmart Home Owner’s Manual
FireSmart Landscape Brochure
FireSmart Manual
Wildfire Safety Travel Restrictions
FireSmart Farm Brochure

For more information and safety updates, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/index.html

Flooding

Get Flood Ready
Sandbag Dike Construction

Other Emergencies

Evacuation in Emergencies

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program

DFA for Private Residence

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

Wildlife

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.

Emergency Preparedness

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.

Learn more at: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/yprprdnssgd/index-en.aspx

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Contact Us

Richard Gamble – Municipal Emergency Coordinator
Email: richard@rmofpiney.mb.ca
Phone: 204-905-3740

Manitoba Conservation and Climate
Sprague: 204-437-2348
Steinbach: 204-346-6110