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Pat Crook FireSmart Testimonial

Pat Crook of Mackenzie, BC, talks about his experience with FireSmart workshops, and implementing its practices.

Anarchist Mountain Community Profile

Meet Denis Thompson and his community, Anarchist Mountain, leading the way for becoming FireSmart in BC.

The Role and Impact of a FireSmart Coordinator

Meet Krista Minar and learn about her role as a FireSmart Coordinator for the city of Merritt.

Legislation & Planning

Wildfire prevention is a community effort. It starts with proven FireSmart practices for land-planning and building legislation that focuses on fire safety.


When it comes to being FireSmart, education is everything. From landscaping best practices to fire-resilient building materials, learning what you can do today to protect against wildfires can save homes and lives tomorrow.

Development Considerations

Whether you’re in the design stage, building, or performing renovations, there are many ways you can help protect your home and community from wildfires.

Vegetation Management

One of the key ways to mitigate wildfire threats is to manage vegetation on properties in fire-prone areas.

Emergency Planning

It takes everyone from firefighters to government representatives to homeowners to have the best-laid plans in a worst-case scenario.


Cross training is important both for the safety of wildfire and wildland firefighters and for the effectiveness of wildfire suppression.

Interagency Cooperation

FireSmart is a shared responsibility, which means it relies on strong and lasting partnerships.