The homes that are prepared are the homes left standing.

Are you a homeowner?

From cleaning your roof and gutter to moving firewood, there are surprisingly easy steps you can take to make your home FireSmart.

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

The best thing about being FireSmart is how easy it is.

There are simple steps you can take to drastically reduce your property's risk of damage caused by wildfire.

Make sure to view the full homeowners manual to find out how to FireSmart your property.

Homeowner’s Manual
Clean your roof and gutters

Branches near your roof or leaves clogged in your gutters make it easier for embers to ignite your home. Simply trimming and removing these fuel sources will reduce the risk of damages caused by fire.

Move firewood and propane 10-30 metres away from your home

Fire will have a harder time coming to your door if fuel sources are far from it. Keep your grass cut below 10cm, and move any potential ignition sources a safe distance from your home.

Have a wildfire evacuation plan for your household.

Don't wing it. Having a simple evacuation plan is easy to do and makes a world of difference.

The 100th FireSmart Canada Recognized Neighbourhood in BC

FireSmart is most effective when neighbours band together.

FireSmart Canada developed the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program to officially recognize neighbourhoods that have taken critical steps to reduce their vulnerabilities to wildfire.
Over one hundred neighbourhoods in BC have become recognized as FireSmart. View our interactive map to see what communities are doing their part to make the place they call home safer.

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Want to know how prepared your home is for wildfire?

Knowing where to improve is key to making your home FireSmart. Our free Home Ignition Zone Assessment Score Card is an easy way to find and remove wildfire risks from your property. Still not sure you’ve checked all the boxes? With hundreds of Local FireSmart Representatives across BC, getting free expert advice is usually never far from home.