FireSmart is a community led program intended to educate, promote, and implement wildfire mitigation efforts.
FireSmart homes and neighbourhoods allow fire fighters to concentrate on fighting the wildfire – which ultimately saves more homes and lives. Communities whose residents take steps to reduce their vulnerability have a greater chance of surviving a wildfire without the intervention of the fire department. The program draws on a community’s spirit and its willingness to take responsibility for reducing wildfire risks.
Have you prepared your home for a forest fire? Do you know what to look for? Visit the RDCK website for information about the FireSmart program and scheduling a free FireSmart home assessment. A few easy, low cost improvements could save your home and community from a wildfire.