LFR Workshop Training Update: Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and following the advice from the Provincial Health Officer, the BC FireSmart Committee feels that at this time, virtual Local FireSmart Representative (LFR) workshops are the safest choice to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

FireSmart BC will be hosting a number of virtual LFR Workshops starting in December 2020 and running through until April 2021.

The virtual LFR Workshops will be broken down into two half-day consecutive sessions in order to reduce computer fatigue for the workshop facilitators and participants. Virtual LFR Workshop dates and registration information will be posted onto the FireSmart BC website by November 1st, 2020. If you are interested in attending an LFR Workshop, you are encouraged to check the website regularly for updated information.

Please note that completing the FireSmart 101 online course is a pre-requisite for being accepted into the virtual LFR Workshops.

Not sure if the LFR workshop applies to you? Learn more about these workshops.

Courses

At FireSmart we strive to create a community of continued learning. We offer a mix of course types – from the FireSmart 101 online course to workshops throughout British Columbia.

This online course provides a great introduction to FireSmart. You'll learn about the Wildland Urban Interface, why FireSmart is needed more than ever, the seven FireSmart principles and much more.

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We regularly host in-person workshops and courses for Local Fire Representatives thoughout BC.

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LFR workshop purpose

The newly updated LFR workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist participants in becoming familiar with and implement all components of the FireSmart Canada Neighborhood Recognition Program (FCNRP). The training provided in this virtual workshop equips Local FireSmart Representatives with an understanding of current Wildland Urban Interface concepts and wildfire hazard assessments. It provides them with the tools and skills necessary to recruit and motivate volunteer community leaders, and mentoring abilities to work with self-organized groups of citizens as they plan and implement wildfire mitigations in their own neighbourhoods.

Target audience

  • Structural Firefighters
  • First Nations and local government staff who are implementing FireSmart initiatives within their communities using CRI funding
  • WUI Specialists (e.g. RPF’s, RFT’s, other land specialists with wildfire fire responsibilities)
  • Rural or urban planners/managers
  • Office of the Fire Commissioner
  • Emergency Management staff
  • Wildfire Management staff

This workshop is NOT intended for

  • Members of the public interested in learning about the FireSmart Program
  • First Nations and local government staff interested in learning about Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) funding and application process – to learn more about the CRI Program click here.

If you do not match the criteria for this workshop you are encouraged to take FireSmart 101 and reach out to an LFR in your community. LFR’s in BC are equipped to help communities get involved in FireSmart programs.