The best thing about being FireSmart is how easy it is.
The homes that are prepared are the homes left standing. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to drastically reduce your property's risk.
Make sure to download the full homeowners guide to how to FireSmart your property:Download Guide
Clean your roof and gutters.
And trim any branches overhanging on to your roof. Embers will look to jump on to home, so don't give them anything to catch fire on.
Move firewood and propane 10-30 metres away from your home.
Don't let fire come to your door. Keep your grass cut to below 10cm, and move anything that can be fuel for the fire a safe 10-30 meters distance from your home.
Have a wildfire evacuation plan within your household.
Don't wing it. Having a simple evacuation plan is easy to do, and makes a world of difference.
Is your neighbourhood FireSmart?
FireSmart Canada officially recognizes over 100 neighbourhoods across BC as being prepared for the threat of wildfire. Check if your community is on the list of "FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhoods".
FireSmart BC Magazine
Calling all homeowners, active community members, First Nations and Local Governments: the FireSmart BC Magazine was created to keep you informed on all things FireSmart. Stay in the know with all the latest news, success stories, FireSmart tips, and more.See magazine
Helping agriculture in your community prepare for wildfire.
Are you local government or First Nations? Check out the free workshop: Training For BC Farm Ranch Wildfire Preparedness.Sign up now
Farm and ranch wildfire preparedness resources
Producers face unique challenges from wildfire. Learn more about how you can help prepare here.
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FireSmart In The Community
I have a lot of confidence in my home now that I've done this work.
- Pat Crook, Mackenzie
It allows us to interact with the community, and set up some guidelines that can help us reduce our wildfire risk.
- Krista Minar, Merrit