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Hudson’s Hope – Building a Wildfire Resilient Community

This is the story of a small-town community who, in the face of wildfire evacuations, has prepared themselves and worked together to become resilient to the threat of wildfire.

One Island Lake Neighbourhood Feature

As a small community in northern BC, One Island Lake doesn’t have all the wildfire resources of larger cities and towns. So, as an at-risk rural area, being FireSmart has the potential to save the place they call home. Find out the steps they’re taking to get FireSmart before fire strikes.

Little Qualicum River Village Neighbourhood Feature

After a regional district study found Little Qualicum River Village had the highest wildfire risk of the entire region, the local residents banded together to become a FireSmart neighbourhood.

Prepare for Wildfire Season: A Message From Jennifer Rice

Wildfire can threaten your household at any moment. Are you prepared? To learn how to prepare your property, your family, and even your pets for an emergency situation, visit

Fire On the Coast

Fire On the Coast

Catastrophic wildfire on the coast may seem unlikely, but it’s still a threat. Check out our latest video, featuring BC Wildfire staff and the chief of the Dashwood Fire Department. Together, they highlight the unique challenges and opportunities surrounding wildfire in coastal BC, as well as the collaborative and proactive ways that coastal residents can make their communities FireSmart.

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

The Wildfire Danger Rating sign explained

In this video explainer, we explore the wildfire danger rating sign; what it means, and how it impacts you.

Introduction to cultural burning and prescribed fire

When managed properly, fire is a powerful tool for managing the health and safety of our forests, communities and wildlife. Learn more about prescribed fire and cultural burning in this animated video.

Secretary Rice and FireSmart BC ask BC residents to prepare for wildfire

FireSmart BC and Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness BC, are calling on residents of British Columbia to start preparing for wildfire using simple, proven steps to mitigate the impacts of wildfire on their property and communities. Watch this video to see Jennifer Rice putting FireSmart into action.

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.