Are you FireSmart?
The FireSmart program is a national program designed to reduce interface fire risk to communities. In BC, the FireSmart program is administered by the Wildfire Management Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. In 2019 through 2021, the District was a successful recipient of funding grants from the Union of BC Municipalities' Community Resiliency Fund to spend on wildfire threat mitigation efforts and education campaign.
The education campaign focuses on FireSmart principles includeing: conducting hazard assessments of homes and properties, offering advice on ways to reduce fire risks, and considering FireSmart standards when developing properties to reduce flammability.
To find out more about FireSmart, we encourage you to visit https://firesmartbc.ca/