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The Home Partners Program

What is the FireSmart Home Partners Program?

The FireSmart Home Partners Program was designed to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a professional home assessment with property-specific recommendations.

The assessment process accurately evaluates a home and property for wildfire exposure, while engaging the homeowner in their unique risk and ways to reduce it.

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Who’s behind the program?

The FireSmart Home Partners Program is a collaboration between FireSmart Canada, FireSmart BC, provincial governments, local governments, Indigenous communities, the private sector and homeowners in Canada.

Which areas in BC are currently participating?

The following BC communities are currently participating in the Home Partners Program: Apex Mountain Resort Community, City of Kelowna, City of Penticton, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Regional District of Central Kootenay, and the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Don’t see your community there? Reach out to [email protected] to express your interest in Home Partners coming to your area.   Still want to get involved in protecting your community from wildfire? Check out the new FireSmart BC Homeowner's Manual.

Home Partners Resources

Home Partners Bumper Stickers

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Template: Home Partners Press Release

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Home Partners Brochure

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Home Partners Magnet/Sticker

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Home Partners Door Hanger

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Lawn Sign: FireSmart assessment in progress

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Lawn Sign: This is a FireSmart Structure

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Lawn Sign: This is a FireSmart Home

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FireSmart BC Homeowner’s Manual

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FireSmart Begins At Home Manual

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Have a question?

You can contact FireSmart BC directly with specific questions about the FireSmart BC Home Partners Program via email at [email protected]

Are you a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist or Home Partners Program coordinator? Visit the Home Partners web portal below.

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About the assessment

FireSmart Home Partners Property Assessments provide residents:

  • An in-depth, on-site assessment conducted by experienced fire professionals
  • An opportunity for property owners to identify mitigation actions unique to their property
  • A mitigation certification that can also be shared with local insurance providers to showcase mitigation activities and potentially increase a homeowner’s ability to maintain insurance overage. Please note: FireSmart Canada does not share the assessment or any details of the assessment with the insurance industry
  • A detailed follow up report with customized mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to your property
  • An opportunity to earn FireSmart acknowledging your mitigation achievements. The certificate is given upon successful completion of required mitigation actions and an on-site follow up inspection
  • FireSmart Home signage for your property
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