Giving Voice to Cultural Safety of Indigenous Wildland Firefighters in Canada
The Giving Voice to Cultural Safety of Indigenous Wildland Firefighters in Canada Project is the first
study of its kind! This project provides preliminary data on cultural safety and occupational health
and safety that is necessary to improve the understanding of Indigenous perspectives on wildland
firefighting and wildland fire operations across what is now called Canada
Tips and Tricks Webinar
This webinar was held in order to provide local governments, First Nations, Neighbourhood Champions, Fire Departments, Community FireSmart and Resiliency Committee members and Local FireSmart Representatives with the tools and know-how to create their own FireSmart communication channels and materials.
Have a question about working with FireSmart BC? Check out the Questions & Answers document. For a copy of the Tips & Tricks Webinar presentation, download that here.
The Worst Plan Is No Plan
There’s a lot you can do before an evacuation is ordered to protect your home, farmland, or ranch from wildfire.
Nicomen: A Lesson in Preparedness
On July 19, 2021 the Lytton Creek wildfire threatened the community of Nicomen.
Fortunately the community was prepared.
Erin’s FireSmart Testimonial
Erin is a homeowner in Mckay Creek. Her experience with wildfire, and how she prepared her property to be wildfire-resilient, went viral on Twitter. Here, she shares her story with FireSmart BC.
Module 4 – Home Ignition Zone Hazard Assessment and Mitigation
Module 4 from the LFR workshop covers home ignition zone hazard assessment and mitigation.
Structural Fire Department Experiences with FireSmart
Larry Watkinson, Fire Chief – City of Penticton, and Dan Leighton, Retired Fire Chief – District of Logan Lake, give a talk on the structural fire department experiences with FireSmart.
Cultural and Prescribed Fire in BC
Rory Colwell, Superintendent Fuels Management for the BC Wildfire Service, and Peter Hisch, Forest Fuel Management Specialist for the First Nations Emergency Services Society give a talk on the role and importance of Cultural and Prescribed Fire in BC.