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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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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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Introducing the 2023 Spring Campaign

Did you know that everyone can increase the fire resiliency of their community by completing their everyday chores? As we continue to experience unseasonably hot...

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is almost here

Did you know that Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD) is May 6, 2023? On this day, communities across Canada are encouraged to come together and...

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A Career on Fire

While fire is essential for the ecosystems found in British Columbia, uncontrolled wildfires can threaten lives, infrastructure, and resources. In a province that experiences an...

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7 tips to FireSmart your property this Spring

As we move further into spring and temperatures continue to rise, now is a great time to FireSmart your property! While the immediate, intermediate, and...

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The history of Indigenous unit crews in BC

In the late 1980s, the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) and Indigenous communities were both facing challenges, which they were able to turn into a joint...

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Get ready for the relaunch of the FireSmart Plant Program

The FireSmart BC Plant Program is back by popular demand—bigger and better than ever. Since its inception in the spring of 2021, feedback from both...

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