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Who we are

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.

Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia

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First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia

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Ministry of Forests – Regional Operations

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British Columbia Office of the Fire Commissioner

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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.

Helena Marken

FireSmart Research Analyst

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Joel Hamilton

FireSmart Home Partners Program Provincial Coordinator

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Lynn Eileen

BC FireSmart Committee Coordinator

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Amanda Reynolds

FNESS Provincial FireSmart Coordinator

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Karla Hoffman

FireSmart Landscaping Expert

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Rachel Woodhurst

FireSmart Education Officer

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Kathleen Cahoon

FireSmart Training Analyst

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FireSmart careers

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.

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Our goals and impact

Our Mission

Build wildfire resiliency and reduce the negative impacts of fire for everyone in the province through FireSmart.

Our Vision

A wildfire resilient province where everyone works, plays and lives FireSmart.

Key documents

BCFSC Strategic Plan

This document outlines our vision, mission and goals for the years 2022 – 2025.

Thanks to our great partners