The District of Lillooet has had some close calls and not so close call in dealing with wildfires. The fact is that we live in an ecosystem that needs wildfires to survive. So we must study it and learn, prepare for it and defend against it when the time arrives. Since 2012 the District of Lillooet has had a Community Wildfire Protection Plan in which we are identifying crown land and municipal areas to treat to prevent the spread of wildfire. Home owners also have a responsibility to take action and prevent the spread of wildfire. Please take the time to learn more.
Community Wildland Fire Protection Plan (CWPP) are becoming a national standard for agencies and communities responsible for wildland fire management. The process is recognized as a crucial first step in better preparing homeowners and communities to reduce the risk of loss. The CWPP assess wildland/urban interface hazard and risk and make recommendations to lessen the threat and impact from wildland fire.
Wildfires are unpredictable, but you can take steps to create defensible space around your home to reduce an approaching wildfire’s volatility. Take a wildfire safety quiz, assess your home’s structural and site hazards, and learn the steps you can take to reduce your home’s susceptibility to fire.
To learn more click on the icon below and download the FireSmart Homeowners Manual