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Towards a shared understanding of wildfire risk in Canada

On May 3, 2022, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre and ICLR hosted a joint half-day online workshop titled 'Towards a shared understanding of wildfire risk in Canada'.

FireSmart BC launches Landscaping Hub & Plant Program

Watch and learn about the new virtual FireSmart Landscaping Hub and Plant Program! From the online resources to the program launched in over 30 garden centres, we are helping British Columbians make informed choices about how to manage their lawn and gardens and increase their resilience to wildfire.

The Beauty of FireSmart Landscaping with Brian Minter

Brian Minter, BC’s go-to gardening expert, reflects on gardening, climate change, and how FireSmart landscaping can help mitigate homeowners' risks when it comes to wildfire.

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 Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program (FCNRP) vs Home Partners Program (HPP)

This video explains explains the difference between the Home Partners Program (HPP) and the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program (FCNRP).

Wildfire Mitigation Specialist (WMS) vs Local FireSmart Representative (LFR)

In this video Scott Rogers breaks down the difference between a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist (WMS) and a Local FireSmart Representative (LFR).

2021: Year in Review

In 2021, British Columbia suffered a deadly and destructive wildfire season. However, there was a silver lining. As people came to realize they needed to know more about how to prepare for wildfires, many began to find the resources needed through FireSmart BC.