“FireSmart™ is living with and managing for wildfire in your area and on your property. Becoming wildfire resilient is a shared responsibility across BC. FireSmart and its seven disciplines is an all-encompassing program, extending from the individual homeowner level up to a landscape land management level. FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk to life and property in the most extreme wildfire conditions. The FireSmart program is backed by a vast amount of field, laboratory and wildfire modelling research. Its methods help reduce the risk of losses under even the most extreme fire conditions”.
“FireSmart Disciplines Overview”
FireSmart Home Development Guide
“FireSmart Begins at Home”
Erin’s FireSmart Testimony
Erin is a homeowner in Mckay Creek. Her experience with the McKay Cr wildfire in 2021, and how she prepared her property to be wildfire-resilient, went viral on Twitter. Here, she shares her story with FireSmart BC.
FireSmart Home Assessment
City of Penticton’s Fire Chief, Larry Watkinson explains the FireSmart Home Assessment.
FireSmart BC Homeowner’s Manual
Homeowners play an important role in wildfire prevention; they are the ones that can directly reduce the risk of damage to their property by wildfire. Click on the image above to learn more.
FireSmart Structure Ignition Zones
Learn more about the 4-priority structure ignition zones around your property. Click on the image above to learn more.
FireSmart BC – Why we focus on embers.
Embers have long been known as a driving force in the spread of wildfire, often igniting numerous smaller blazes beyond the fire front. Click on the icon above to learn more.
Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility between the public, business, and government but the first line of defense is often the homeowner. FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk to life and property in the most extreme wildfire conditions. We have put together important links that will assist you in preparing your home.
“ Tips to FireSmart Your Home”
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“To learn more on a specific topic click on the topic to open a link to the FireSmart BC webpage”:
FireSmart BC Landscaping Guide
FireSmart BC Vegetation Management
FireSmart BC uses gardening and landscaping boom to boost awareness
Improve the wildfire resilience of construction, renovation, and landscape projects with user-friendly checklist
FireSmart Canada, Wildfire Last Minute Checklist
FireSmart BC Get FireSmart Podcast
Protecting Your Community from Wildfire