FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program (FCNRP)

About the program

If your neighbourhood, subdivision or small town is prone to wildfire, then you can get FireSmart recognition status by meeting the following criteria:
  • Enlisting a wildland/urban interface specialist to complete an assessment and create a plan that identifies locally agreed-upon solutions that the neighbourhood can implement.
  • Sponsoring a local FireSmart committee, which maintains the FireSmart Neighbourhood Plan and tracks its progress or status.
  • Conducting FireSmart events each year that are dedicated to a local FireSmart project.
  • Investing a minimum of $2 per capita annually in local FireSmart Neighbourhood efforts.
  • Submitting an annual report to FireSmart Canada that documents continuing compliance with the program.
How to apply
Watch:
The 100th FireSmart Canada Recognized Neighbourhood in BC
Local FireSmart Representative (LFR)
A LFR can help you apply for the program - they’re here to assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have. Find a LFR in your area.
Resources and materials
Click here to access the LFR Den.

Is your neighbourhood recognized as being FireSmart?

The following BC neighbourhoods are currently recognized by FireSmart Canada , previously recognized , or given a community protection achievement award . Neighbourhoods that achieve official recognition have demonstrated that are taking the steps necessary to build truly wildfire resilient neighbourhoods.

Scroll through the list of previous and current recognized neighbourhoods:

100 Houses Previously Recognized
19 Mile Townhomes Currently Recognized
Adventure Bay Currently Recognized
Akisqnuk (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Alta Vista II Previously Recognized
Anarchist Mountain Currently Recognized
Ashbury Place Currently Recognized
Ashcroft Indian Band (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Bear Ridge Currently Recognized
Black Bear Currently Recognized
Blewett-CATUPA Currently Recognized
Bonaparte Indian Band (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Boothryod Indian Band (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Brookside Village Previously Recognized
Bulyea Currently Recognized
Canoe Creek Band Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation Previously Recognized
Canyon Trail Previously Recognized
Carrs Landing Previously Recognized
Castle Estates Currently Recognized
Castle Mountain Previously Recognized
Castle Rock Estates Currently Recognized
Cayoose Creek Band Sekw’el’was First Nation Previously Recognized
Cheakamus Crossing/The Heights Previously Recognized
City of Kamloops Community Protection
City of Nanaimo Community Protection
City of Penticton Community Protection
City of Quesnel Community Protection
Clearview Currently Recognized
Cliffshore Estates Currently Recognized
Coldwater Indian Band Previously Recognized
Columere Park North Currently Recognized
Columere Park South Currently Recognized
Cowichan Tribes – Indian Road Previously Recognized
Cowichan Tribes – Khowhemum Communtiy Previously Recognized
Cowichan Tribes – Koksilah Community Previously Recognized
Cowichan Tribes – Quamichan Community Previously Recognized
Deer Ridge Currently Recognized
District of Logan Lake Community Protection
District of Mckenzie Community Protection
District of Peachland Community Protection
District of West Vancouver Community Protection
Dog Creek Currently Recognized
Eagle Ridge Previously Recognized
Earl Davis Currently Recognized
Eastgate Previously Recognized
Elkford Community Protection
Esk’etemc Indian Band Previously Recognized
Fauder/Meadow Valley Previously Recognized
Fissell Lane Previously Recognized
Forest Hills Thompson Drive Currently Recognized
Gallagher’s Canyon Previously Recognized
Harrison Hot Springs Community Protection
Huntsfield Green Previously Recognized
Husula Highlands Previously Recognized
Indian River Co-op Previously Recognized
Iron Colt Currently Recognized
Johel Road Previously Recognized
Johnson’s Landing Currently Recognized
Juniper Drive Currently Recognized
Kaleden Currently Recognized
Kaslo Back Road Previously Recognized
Kingfisher Previously Recognized
Kootenay Bay Properties Currently Recognized
Lambs Hill Previously Recognized
Larch Point Currently Recognized
Little Shuswap Indian Band Previously Recognized
Loki Lots Currently Recognized
Lower Post Daylu Dena Nation Previously Recognized
Lytton (First Nation) Currently Recognized
Maracaibo Currently Recognized
Martin Park Drive Currently Recognized
McLeod East Currently Recognized
Meadows Strata Currently Recognized
Missezula Lake Previously Recognized
Mountain Street Previously Recognized
Mountainside North Currently Recognized
Mountainside South Currently Recognized
Nadleh Whut’en First Nation Previously Recognized
Name Community Protection
Nazko (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Nooaitch Indian Band Previously Recognized
Parkland Terrace Previously Recognized
Penticton Indian Band (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Piers Island Currently Recognized
Pine Ridge Currently Recognized
Polar Peak Previously Recognized
Ponderosa Heights/Loring Way Previously Recognized
Post Creek Currently Recognized
Predator Ridge Currently Recognized
Protection Island Currently Recognized
Quail Ridge Previously Recognized
Queen’s Bay Currently Recognized
Red Mountain Currently Recognized
Resort Municipality of Whistler Community Protection
Riddle Road Currently Recognized
Ridgemont Cres Currently Recognized
Riverview Currently Recognized
Robson Community Protection
Rosebery Shores Currently Recognized
Rushmere Currently Recognized
Sendero Canyon Previously Recognized
Shuswap Band (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Silver Star Currently Recognized
Simpcw (First Nation) Previously Recognized
Skeetchestn Band and Area Previously Recognized
Smethhurst Arawana Currently Recognized
Smoke Tree Currently Recognized
South Canoe Currently Recognized
Spider Lake Currently Recognized
Spiller Road Currently Recognized
Splatsin First Nation (Spallumcheen Band) Previously Recognized
Spuzzum First Nation Previously Recognized
Stellar Place Currently Recognized
Suncrest Currently Recognized
Sunny Beach Estates Previously Recognized
Sunrise Currently Recognized
Sunset Properties Currently Recognized
Sunshine Drive Currently Recognized
T’it’q’et (Lillooet Indian Band) Previously Recognized
Tall Pine Currently Recognized
Tamarisk Currently Recognized
The Gables Currently Recognized
The Glades Currently Recognized
The Middle Road Currently Recognized
The Slopes Previously Recognized
The Villas Currently Recognized
The Woods Currently Recognized
Thunder Ridge Currently Recognized
Timberline Lodges Currently Recognized
Town of Lake Cowichan Community Protection
Tsal’alh Previously Recognized
Upper Alpine Trails Currently Recognized
Upper Highline Drive Currently Recognized
Upper Princeton South Currently Recognized
Upper West Spokane Currently Recognized
Village of Burns Lake Community Protection
Village of Lumby Community Protection
Village of New Denver Community Protection
Village of Salmo Community Protection
Village of Silverton Community Protection
Village of Slocan Valley Community Protection
Wasa Currently Recognized
West Arrow Park Currently Recognized
Whispering Pines FN Previously Recognized
Whitewater Currently Recognized
Williston Cres Currently Recognized
Woodbury Village Currently Recognized
Woodland Shores Previously Recognized
Xaxli’p Previously Recognized
Xwisten – Bridge River Indian Band Currently Recognized

Every recognized neighbourhood needs a neighbourhood champion

A neighbourhood champion will help rally their neighbours, and also act as a point of communication with the LFR during the FCNRP application process.
Need the neighbourhood champion resources and materials? Download them here.
Watch:
Meet Kerry, Deer Ridge’s Neighbourhood Champion
Be part of the wave
Are you or someone you know ready to get your neighbourhood recognized as being FireSmart? Learn how to apply today.
Success stories
Watch videos of people from all over BC that are rallying to ensure their homes and neighbourhoods are FireSmart.
Have a question?
Reach out to your Local FireSmart Representative, or email [email protected] for more details.

Don’t wait, get recognized today.

Getting FireSmart recognition status not only ensures that your neighbourhood is prepared for wildfire, it also can be a great way to spend time with others in your community.
How to apply