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 workshops and courses for Local Fire Representatives throughout BC.

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April 2019

Smithers – Local FireSmart Representative Workshop

April 10, 2019 - April 11, 2019
Billy Barker Casino Hotel, 308 McLean Street
Quesnel, BC V2J 2N9 Canada
Smithers FIreSmart Course

This workshop is currently full. To go on the waitlist please email [email protected] This LFR workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to…

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Fort St. John – Local FireSmart Representative Workshop

April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019
Billy Barker Casino Hotel, 308 McLean Street
Quesnel, BC V2J 2N9 Canada
Fort St. John FIreSmart Course

This LFR workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with and implement all components of the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program (FCCRP). The training provided in this two-day 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.

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October 2019

Local FireSmart® Representative Workshop – Cranbrook

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Days Inn by Wyndham Cranbrook Conference Centre, 600 Cranbrook Street North
Cranbrook, BC V1C 3R7 Canada
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The Local FireSmart® Representative workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with and…

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November 2019

Local FireSmart® Representative Workshop – Campbell River

November 20, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Coast Discovery Inn, 975 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C4 Canada
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The Local FireSmart® Representative workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with and implement…

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January 2020

Local FireSmart® Representative Workshop – Kelowna

January 15, 2020 - January 16, 2020
Best Western Plus, Kelowna Hotel and Suites, 2402 Hwy 97 North
Kelowna, BC V1X 1J1 Canada
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This workshop is currently full. To go on the waitlist, please email [email protected] - thank you. The Local FireSmart® Representative workshop was developed by the Partners…

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February 2020

Local FireSmart® Representative Workshop – Vancouver

February 26, 2020 - February 27, 2020
Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B1 Canada
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This workshop is currently full. To go on the waitlist, please email [email protected] - thank you. The Local FireSmart® Representative workshop was developed by the Partners…

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December 2020

Local FireSmart Representative Workshop – December 9 & 10, 2020 – 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (Two Consecutive Virtual 1/2 Day Morning Sessions)

December 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

The Local FireSmart® Representative (LFR) workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with…

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Local FireSmart Representative Workshop – December 9 & 10, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Two Consecutive Virtual 1/2 Day Afternoon Sessions)

December 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Local FireSmart® Representative (LFR) workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with…

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January 2021

Local FireSmart Representative Workshop – January 20 & 21, 2021 – 8:00 am – 12 Noon (Two Consecutive Virtual 1/2 Day Morning Sessions)

January 20 @ 8:00 am - January 21 @ 12:00 pm

The Local FireSmart® Representative (LFR) workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with…

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Local FireSmart Representative Workshop – January 20 & 21, 2021 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Two Consecutive Virtual 1/2 Day Afternoon Sessions)

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - January 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Local FireSmart® Representative (LFR) workshop was developed by the Partners in Protection Association to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with…

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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.