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Deer Ridge: The 100th FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhood in BC

In 2019, Deer Ridge became the 100th Recognized FireSmart Neighbourhood in British Columbia. Listen to the residents talk about what this means to them, and how this came to be.

Kerry Anderson FireSmart Testimonial

Kerry Anderson is a resident and Neighbourhood Champion of Deer Ridge, a neighbourhood in Summerland, BC. He talks about the importance FireSmart plays in his community.

Brandy Maslowski FireSmart Testimonial

Brandy is the Local FireSmart Representative for Summerland, BC. Situated in a wildfire-prone environment, she discusses the lengthening wildfire seasons there, and how residents have taken action to become FireSmart.

Brent Wisheart FireSmart Testimonial

As a resident of Deer Ridge in Summerland, BC, Brent Wisheart is part of the local committee for the FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhood Program. He talks about the region's recent increase in wildfires, and the FireSmart initiatives in his neighbourhood.

Carl Peterson FireSmart Testimonial

Carl Peterson talks about FireSmart and his home, and what his neighbourhood of Deer Ridge has done to protect themselves from wildfire.