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Guides & Manuals

FireSmart BC Information Sheet

The FireSmart BC Information Sheet was developed to provide an overview of resources, training and materials available to support communities that have been approved for funding through the Community Resiliency Investment program

FireSmart Social Media Handbook

This document outlines FireSmartBC's social media objectives and best practices across various platforms.

FireSmart Begins At Home Manual

This 32 page manual outlines the FireSmart program and how each homeowner can make their property and neighbourhood FireSmart.

Factsheet: Funding Opportunities

When homeowners implement FireSmart building and landscaping guidelines, sprinkler technologies can increase a structure’s chance of withstanding a severe wildfire.

10 Tips To FireSmart Your Home

FireSmarting your property will dramatically decrease the risk of wildfire burning down your home. The best part is, it's surprisingly easy to do. Check out the list of top 10 ways to FireSmart your home.

Factsheet: Prescribed Fire

This factsheet outlines the planned and controlled application of fire to a specific land area and is one of the most ecologically appropriate and relatively efficient means for achieving planned public safety and resource management objectives, for example to enhance a habitat, prepare an area for tree planting or for disease eradication.

Factsheet: Exterior Home Sprinklers and Structure Protection Units

When homeowners implement FireSmart building and landscaping guidelines, sprinkler technologies can increase a structure’s chance of withstanding a severe wildfire.

Open Burning Practices for Farmers and Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers sometimes face special challenges when using open burns to clear grass and stubble, debris piles and windrows. To help conduct your open burn safely, please follow the tips in this factsheet.

FireSmart Canada Home Development Guide

Becoming a Recognized FireSmart Community

This Program is designed to encourage local, self-organized groups of neighbours to implement solutions for wildfire safety by engaging and supporting homeowners, community leaders, and others in shared efforts to protect people and property from wildfire.