FireSmart BC Magazine

How Deer Ridge is Putting FireSmart on the Map

The lakeside town of Summerland has long been a trendsetter, hosting the Okanagan Valley’s first telephone and electricity connections, as well as British Columbia’s first...

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How Deer Ridge is Putting FireSmart on the Map

The lakeside town of Summerland has long been a trendsetter, hosting the Okanagan Valley’s first telephone and electricity connections, as well as British Columbia’s first...

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A FireSmart Assessment can save your home

Our latest video shows how a FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Assessment helps identify risk factors, giving homeowners crucial information on how to protect their property against wildfire.

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FireSmart 101 course – how to stay FireSmart in the winter months

The onset of winter means much less of the hot, dry weather that leads to wildfires, but hazardous conditions will be back in a few...

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Our newsletter is now the FireSmart BC Magazine

As the number of FireSmart homes, neighbourhoods, and communities across BC continues to grow, so does the number of tools in our toolbelt – allowing...

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Kickoff Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 with a $500 grant for your community

Applications for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 are now open! Taking place from May 1st, 2021 to October 31st, 2021, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is...

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The 2020 FireSmart Canada road trip

FireSmartBC recently teamed up with our counterparts from FireSmart Canada for an epic road trip, visiting FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhoods in Western Canada.

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Calling all Local Governments & First Nations – apply for the Community Resiliency Investment program by October 9th

Provincial funds are available to help protect communities against wildfires, but the application deadline for 2021 is fast approaching.

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How some Squamish residents saved their homes from wildfire

A fast-moving fire struck British Columbia’s Squamish Valley in April 2020, forcing more than 100 people to evacuate as it tore through the area at speeds of up to 30 kilometres an hour.

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