FireSmart BC Magazine

BC woman’s story about how she saved her home from wildfire offers crucial lessons

It started with an ominous plume of smoke rising behind a mountainous horizon visible from Mckay Creek, near Lillooet in southwestern British Columbia. That’s when...

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BC’s 2021 wildfire season underscores the need for more prescribed fire

After two years of below-average fire activity, the BC Wildfire Service was faced with a tremendously challenging 2021 wildfire season, which begs the question, if...

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Welcome to the new-look FireSmart BC website

A faster, easier system to find what you came for. Every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow, so when British Columbia’s historic 2021...

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BC woman’s story about how she saved her home from wildfire offers crucial lessons

It started with an ominous plume of smoke rising behind a mountainous horizon visible from Mckay Creek, near Lillooet in southwestern British Columbia. That’s when...

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Wildfires in BC: What you can do NOW to give your property a fighting chance

Dangerous conditions make advance preparation more urgent than ever. Almost 200 wildfires are burning across British Columbia, putting dozens of communities in increasingly imminent danger,...

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Introducing the New Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire Microsite

When it comes to being FireSmart, education is everything. Raising awareness of wildfire risks, discussing prevention and mitigation falls under each of the seven FireSmart...

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FireSmart BC uses gardening and landscaping boom to boost awareness

Gardening and landscaping are having a moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has locked down billions of people around the world for much of the past year...

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Why we focus on embers

Embers have long been known as a driving force in the spread of wildfire, often igniting numerous smaller blazes beyond the fire front, but studying...

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Introducing: The Get FireSmart Podcast

One of our foremost goals at FireSmart BC is to find creative ways to get our message of wildfire prevention and mitigation in front of...

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