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?

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
Adventure Bay
Anarchist Mountain
Apex
Ashbury Place
Bear Ridge
Black Bear
Blaylock Condos
Blewett-CATUPA
Brookside Village
Bulyea
CastleRock Estates
City of Kamloops
City of Nanaimo
City of Penticton
City of Quesnel
Clearview
Cliffshore Estates
Coldwater (First Nation)
Cowichan Tribes – Indian Road
Cowichan Tribes – Khowhemun Community
Cowichan Tribes – Koksilah Community
Cowichan Tribes – Quamichan Community
Deer Ridge
District of Elkford
District of Logan Lake
District of Peachland
Earl Davis
Iron Colt
Juniper Drive
Kirkup McLeod
Loki Lots
Lytton (First Nation)
Mackenzie
Martin Park Drive
McLeod East
Meadows/Strata
Mountain Area North
Mountain Street
Mountainside South
Nadleh Whut’en (First Nation)
Nazko (First Nation)
Nooaitch (First Nation)
Okanagan Centre
Penticton Indian Band (First Nation)
Piers Island
Pine Ridge
Polar Peak Lodges
Post Creek
Predator Ridge
Quail Ridge
Queens Bay
Red Mountain
Resort Municipality of Whistler
Riddle Road
Ridgemont Crescent
Riverview
Robson
Rushmere
Sekw’el’was (First Nation)
Shackan (First Nation)
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Simpcw (First Nation)
Skeetchestn (First Nation)
Skeetchestn Band and Area
Smoketree Village
Spider Lake
Spiller Road
Splatsin (First Nation)
Spuzzum (First Nation)
Steelhead
Stellat’en (First Nation)
Sunny Beach Estates
Sunrise
Sunset Properties
T’it’q’et (First Nation)
The Glades
The Middle Road
The Slopes
Thunder Ridge
Timberline Condos
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
Wasa Lake
West Arrow Park
Whispering Pines (First Nation)
Williston Crescent
Woodbury Village
Woodland Shores
Xaxli’p (First Nation)
Xwisten (First Nation)

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