As the number of FireSmart homes, neighbourhoods, and communities across BC continues to grow, so does the number of tools in our toolbelt – allowing us to better engage each other as members of the FireSmart BC community.
That’s why we created the FireSmart BC Magazine. Its goal is to share the many success stories across BC, give you the latest and greatest news, and highlight the cutting edge research of wildfire preparedness and mitigation.
Now if you’re subscribed to our newsletter, things may look a little different. You’ll notice we’re now covering a wider array of FireSmart issues, and with a lot more depth. Our goal is to give you more interesting and useful content to read, watch, and listen to.
What have we covered so far?
Well, we announced the FireSmart Fox naming contest, and largely thanks to you and your support, we already have nearly 500 name submissions, spanning every province and territory in Canada.
We also did a deep dive on the April 2020 wildfire in Squamish, and how much of a difference preparation made in limiting its destruction. The article and video series examine the wildfire from both a response, local government, and homeowners’s perspective – allowing us to unpackage the many layers of what a FireSmart community looks like.
One of our favourites was the tales from the road piece from our FireSmart road trip across Western Canada. We had the opportunity to meet key partners and community champions across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan – all playing essential roles in making FireSmart a collective movement.
Now over to you. What kind of content do you want to see moving forward? Send us a message at [email protected] with ideas, stories, and initiatives you’d like us to share.
And lastly, thank you for growing with us. We depend on the involvement and support of people like you, to help achieve our goal of creating a FireSmart BC. We’re so pleased to have you onboard for this journey, and we’re just getting started.