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Our Part Your Part – Summer

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It’s peak fire season and we all have a part to play. Wildfire professionals are doing their part in the field every day, and you can do your part, too.

Storing flammable patio furniture safely, packing a grab-and-go bag, and following the Emergency Wildfire Preparedness Checklist are all doing your part. Get FireSmart this summer at

Our Part Your Part – Summer Emergency Checklist

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Firefighting professionals are doing their part this summer to protect communities from wildfires. You can do your part by reviewing the Emergency Wildfire Preparedness Checklist—a short list of simple tasks to help keep you and your property safe.

Our Part Your Part – Summer Combustibles

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Wildfire season is in full effect, and everyone has a part to play. Yours is as simple as storing flammable outdoor furniture safely. It’s an easy habit that can make a big difference.

Our Part Your Part – Summer Grab and Go Bag

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A few simple tasks can make a big difference if a wildfire emergency strikes. Ensuring your family is prepared to leave quickly is one aspect of doing your part.

FireSmart BC June 2024 Power Hour

Below are the video, slides and Q&A document from this February 2024 Power Hour.

The Get FireSmart Podcast – Episode 40

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Forecasting Fire: In this episode, we sit down with Matt MacDonald, Lead Fire Weather Forecaster with the Predictive Services Unit for the BC Wildfire Service where we dive into his background and learn what a day in the life of the Lead Fire Weather Forecaster looks like.

Lillooet Tribal Council Feature

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The Lillooet Tribal Council has been performing incredible work. Recognizing the growing risks imposed by wildfire, they have been working to unite Indigenous communities in the area and engaging with the municipality to implement FireSmart principles. Learn more about the work they’re performing by watching the following video!

Leq’á:mel First Nation Feature

Leq'á:mel First Nation Feature

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we highlight the impressive work of Leq'á:mel First Nation in integrating and embracing FireSmart principles within their community. Watch this video to learn more about the FireSmart initiatives taking place in Leq'á:mel.

The Get FireSmart Podcast – Episode 39

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United Against Wildfire: In this special two-guest episode, we speak with Vic Upshaw, the response support supervisor for FNESS, and Craig Moore, the founder and president of Rider Ventures, to explore their extensive experience in the world of wildfire resilience and response.

Jaffray Ember Stomp Event Highlight

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On May 4th, 2024 the East Kootenay FireSmart Program hosted their first Ember Stomp event in Jaffray, B.C.

Will it Burn!?

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Most folks don’t know how flammable their beautiful yard is. So we created a video campaign for the FireSmart Plant Program that puts the most popular plants to the test by asking, “Will it Burn!?”

Our Part Your Part – Spring Roof & Gutters

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It’s wildfire season and we all have a part to play. Luckily, yours is as simple as cleaning your gutters. Do your tasks. Do your part this wildfire season. We promise to do ours.

Our Part Your Part – Spring Debris

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Dead trees and debris are fuel for wildfires. Simple tasks like collecting and removing debris from your property can make all the difference in protecting your home from a wildfire.

Our Part Your Part – Spring Combustibles

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We all have a part to play this wildfire season. Yours is as simple as relocating combustibles at least 10 metres away from your home. Do your part. Get FireSmart.

Our Part Your Part

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As peak wildfire season approaches, it’s up to all of us to play a part in keeping our communities safe. Thankfully, your role is simple and a few household tasks are all it takes. We’re here to guide you through them.