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FireSmart BC Magazine

FireSmart BC’s Agencies: First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia

FireSmart BC is possible because of the collaboration of a number of agencies. Together, they form the BC FireSmart Committee (BCFSC) and work to better...

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When it Comes to Wildfires, We All Have a Part to Play

Wildfire season is already here. This means we all need to be ready to mitigate the impacts of wildfires and respond to them earlier than...

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The FireSmart Plant Program Continues to Grow

When it comes to protecting your property from wildfire, what you plant and where you plant matters more than you might think. While there are...

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Walking with Fire: BC’s History of Fire Governance

There are multiple histories and perspectives of fire governance in British Columbia’s history. From Indigenous-led fire stewardship when fire was respected, to the suppression of...

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Educating Youth About Wildfire Mitigation and Prevention Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire 

British Columbia has a long history of wildfires. In recent years, we have experienced more frequent and severe wildfires, which will not be going away...

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A Cultural Approach to Mitigating Wildfire 

Lytton is no stranger to fire. The remote village is located at the junction of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in the high, dry mountains...

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FireSmart 2024 Public Perceptions Survey

As wildfires continue to pose significant challenges to communities across British Columbia, public awareness has become increasingly important.  Every year, FireSmart BC performs their Public...

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From Destruction to Determination: Building a FireSmart Future in 2024

When it comes to wildfire preparedness, it’s crucial to learn all that we can from previous wildfire seasons. This is especially true for the 2023...

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Partners in Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention

FireSmart BC and BCAA are coming together to make wildfire resilience a reality for residents across our province. Earlier this year, FireSmart BC partnered with...

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Beyond the Blaze: How One Home Stood Strong in the Face of Wildfire

On August 17, 2023, the world turned upside down for the City of West Kelowna. As the McDougall Creek wildfire spread throughout the city, hundreds...

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FireSmart BC’s Agencies: First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia

FireSmart BC is possible because of the collaboration of a number of agencies. Together, they form the BC FireSmart Committee (BCFSC) and work to better...

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The Importance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Restoring Indigenous Culture

September 30 marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, recognizing the tragic history of residential schools, including the missing children, the families left behind and...

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FireSmart Kids Shape FireSmart Futures

This back-to-school season comes after the worst wildfire season in BC’s history. Your child may have heard about the devastating impact, and likely has questions...

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What Can We Do in the Face of Wildfires?

We’re facing the worst season of wildfires in BC’s history. Nearly two million hectares have burned across the province, and fires continue to rage as...

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Are you prepared for wildfire?

British Columbia is currently facing the worst wildfire season on record, with more than 1.5 million hectares of land lost to the fires burning across...

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Exploring The 2023 Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit

In collaboration with our partners, FireSmart BC recently hosted the 2023 Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit in Vancouver from May 10 – 14. Formally known...

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FireSmart in the news

The newsroom page highlights the significant impact of FireSmart BC as featured in various news organizations.

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