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2021 Wildfire Season PSA

The 2021 wildfire season has quickly become one of the driest, most active on record, which means the risk of wildfire is more real than ever. FireSmart BC is here to provide the tools and resources you need to get prepared.

We Asked The Experts

After years of devastating wildfires, we asked firefighters and experts from around the world one question: “What have we learned?” As it turns out, people who have fought these fires also saw a silver lining: the homes that survived did something different, but simple.

FireSmart Across Canada

FireSmart is truly coast to coast to coast! Although the Canadian landscape is diverse, the threat of wildfire is present across the country. Check out some great neighbourhoods in BC and beyond that are doing their part to increase their resiliency to wildfire.

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.

Wadin Bay Neighbourhood Feature

Wadin Bay was the first FIreSmart Canada Recognized Neighbourhood in Saskatchewan. In this neighbourhood feature, residents tell their history with wildfire, and the steps they've taken to increase their resiliency.

Banff Neighbourhood Feature

While typically known for its mountains and beauty, the resort town of Banff, Alberta is also a fantastic example of a community that has adopted FireSmart principles. Banff’s fire department, government and FireSmart neighbourhoods have worked together to increase resilience to wildfire.