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FireSmart Princeton Overview

Princeton overview

Princeton was an early adopter of the FireSmart program. This video showcases the diverse projects and successes experienced there.

How An Assessment Helped Save a Home

West Kelowna Fire

The following video tells the incredible story of a West Kelowna home that survived the McDougall Creek wildfire. Hear from homeowner Deanna Hamilton, FireSmart Coordinator Bryce Stirling, and Fire Chief Jason Brolund as they discuss the assessment that helped save the home.

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Sunshine Valley

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day promotes communities around the province joining together with the goal of improving wildfire resiliency in their area. In this video, residents of Sunshine Valley united to reduce wildfire risks in their community despite the wet weather.

FireSmart 2023 International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day, meet some of the female leaders making a difference in their communities, conducting the latest research, fighting wildfires, and spreading the message of FireSmart every day.

FireSmart Coordinator – Dashwood

FireSmart Coordinators play critical roles in building wildfire awareness in communities. This position not only fosters participation in building wildfire resiliency, but it brings communities together in becoming FireSmart. Watch to learn more about the role.

Tricia Thorpe’s Lytton story

Tricia Thorpe and her husband became one of the many homeowners who lost their house and property to the infamous Lytton fire in 2021. Here, she shares her story and the steps they are making to be FireSmart

International Women’s Day

This year on International Women's Day, we aim to #BreakTheBias by amplifying the voices of women from our BC FireSmart Committee member agencies. Watch to learn about their journeys and perspective as women in the industry.

Kyle Young’s FireSmart Story – BCWS Incident Commander

During last year's historic wildfire season BCWS Incident Commander Kyle Young penned an emotional social media post about the challenging Summer faced by him, his team and our Province. Now, after the large impact left from last summer's wildfires, Kyle reflects on the experience and the impact that homeowners can have on wildfire resiliency.

FireSmart Building & Development: Whistler

Whistler has experienced rapid growth in recent decades. This continued development and expansion has included taking proactive wildfire mitigation efforts and incorporating FireSmart principles in all new development.

Logan Lake: A FireSmart Success Story

On August 13th Logan Lake was under an evacuation order as the town was threatened by the Tremont Creek wildfire. The collective and individual efforts made by Logan Lake to FireSmart their community helped save the town.

Nicomen: A Lesson in Preparedness

On July 19, 2021 the Lytton Creek wildfire threatened the community of Nicomen. Fortunately the community was prepared.

Erin’s FireSmart Testimonial

Erin is a homeowner in Mckay Creek. Her experience with wildfire, and how she prepared her property to be wildfire-resilient, went viral on Twitter. Here, she shares her story with FireSmart BC.

FNESS Spring 2021 Message

A Spring update from the First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) of British Columbia highlighting highlighting their recent activities.

FireSmart BC Celebrates International Women’s Day

Meet a few of the many amazing women that work for the BC Wildfire Service, get some tips for the upcoming fire season, and hear about what it means to them to be female in our industry. Thank you to all of the hard-working women fighting to keep our communities safe from wildfire.

Marten Beach Neighbourhood Feature

Welcome to Marten Beach, Alta., or as residents call it, paradise! This long-standing Recognized FireSmart Neighbourhood organizes annual community clean-up events during which residents work together to clear potential wildfire​ fuel.