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:
How to apply
- 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.
The 100th FireSmart Canada Recognized Community in BC
Is your neighbourhood recognized as being FireSmart?
These following BC neighbourhoods have been recognized by FireSmart Canada; they’ve demonstrated that are taking the steps necessary to build truly wildfire resilient neighbourhoods.
Scroll through the recognized neighbourhoods:
19 Mile Townhomes
Akisqnuk (First Nation)
Alta Vista II
Ashcroft Indian Band
Bonaparte Indian band
Boothroyd Indian Band
Cayoose Creek Band (First Nation)
Cheakamus Crossing, The Heights
City of Kamloops
City of Nanaimo
City of Penticton
City of Quesnel
Coldwater (First Nation)
Cowichan Tribes – Indian Road
Cowichan Tribes – Khowhemun Community
Cowichan Tribes – Koksilah Community
Cowichan Tribes – Quamichan Community
District of Elkford
District of Logan Lake
District of Peachland
Esk’etmc (First Nation)
Indian River Co-op
Kaslo Back Road
Little Shuswap Lake (First Nation)
Lytton (First Nation)
Martin Park Drive
Mountain Area North
Nadleh Whut’en (First Nation)
Nazko (First Nation)
Nooaitch (First Nation)
Penticton Indian Band (First Nation)
Polar Peak Lodges
Resort Municipality of Whistler
Sekw’el’was (First Nation)
Shackan (First Nation)
Shuswap Band (First Nation)
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Simpcw (First Nation)
Skeetchestn (First Nation)
Skeetchestn Band and Area
Splatsin (First Nation)
Spuzzum (First Nation)
Stellat’en (First Nation)
Sunny Beach Estates
SXFN Canoe Creek Band (First Nation)
T’it’q’et (First Nation)
The Middle Road
Town of Lake Cowichan
Ts’kw’aylaxw (First Nation)
Tsal’alh (First Nation)
Upper Alpine Trails
Upper Princeton South
Upper West Spokane
Village of Harrison Hot Springs
Village of Lumby
Village of Lytton
Village of Salmo
West Arrow Park
Whispering Pines (First Nation)
Xaxli’p (First Nation)
Xwisten (First Nation)
Every recognized neighbourhood needs a community champion
A community 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.
Meet Kerry, Deer Ridge’s Neighbourhood Champion
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