Who we are
The FireSmart program in BC is directed by the BC FireSmart Committee (BCFSC), a group composed of the agencies below. The BCFSC’s goal is to collaboratively maintain and improve the delivery of the FireSmart BC program to better support wildfire preparedness, prevention and mitigation in BC. They do this by ensuring alignment with the seven FireSmart disciplines. In meeting their purpose they commit to aligning with FireSmart Canada, developing an annual work plan and budget and providing stakeholders and interested parties with one governing organization for FireSmart in BC.
Our committee members
The BCFSC consists of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC), Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC (FCABC), Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of BC (FNESS), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), BC Parks, Parks Canada and Ministry of Forests – Regional Operations.
British Columbia Wildfire Service
First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Union of BC Municipalities
Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR)
Ministry of Forests – Regional Operations
British Columbia Office of the Fire Commissioner
Meet the faces behind FireSmart BC
Team FireSmart BC is the group of individuals who work day in and day out to further the BCFSC goals. They span the BC Wildfire Service, Fire Chiefs Association of BC, FNESS, and the Union of BC Municipalities and are your first point of contact for any questions you have about the FireSmart program.
FireSmart Research Analyst
FireSmart Home Partners Program Provincial Coordinator
BC FireSmart Committee Coordinator
FNESS Provincial FireSmart Coordinator
FireSmart Landscaping Expert
FireSmart Program Advisor
FireSmart Training Analyst
Home Partners Program Administrative Coordinator
We’re always looking for great people to work with our collaborative team across Canada. So if you’re on the lookout for a rewarding career that can have a real impact in Canadian communities, you’ve come to the right place.
Our goals and impact
Build wildfire resiliency and reduce the negative impacts of fire for everyone in the province through FireSmart.
A wildfire resilient province where everyone works, plays and lives FireSmart.
BCFSC Strategic Plan
This document outlines our vision, mission and goals for the years 2022 – 2025.
This document contains the FireSmart BC 2022 Annual Report.
Public Awareness Infographic
This infographic breaks down the public awareness and understanding of wildfires and the FireSmart BC Program.