FireSmart

*Please note that the 2020 FireSmart season is CLOSED as of October 23rd. The 2021 season is planned to start in May, and if you fill in an application, we will only be contacting you in May of 2021.

Schedule a FREE FireSmart Home Assessment.

Fill out the FIRESMART ASSESSMENT APPLICATION  or  Call 250-352-1539

 

Wildfire in the Kootenays that is a fact of life. You can TAKE ACTION to reduce your risk from wildfire, and become FIRESMART!

RDCK FIRESMART PROGRAM

 

1. FireSmart Home Partners Program 

                      
                           A FREE PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT OF YOUR PROPERTY

A Wildfire Mitigation Specialist will come to your home and make a detailed report including specific mitigation actions to help protect your home from wildfire. During the assessment, they will discuss wildfire behavior dynamics and the ways a wildfire could affect your home.

  • Complete 360 assessment of your property.
  • Detailed customized report with a list of mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to your property.
  • Receive a Firesmart Certificate upon successful completion of mitigation actions and an on-site follow up.You can choose to share your mitigation certificate with insurance providers to potentially reduce rates or maintain coverage, or with your Realtor to assist in selling your home.
  • The RDCK and FireSmart Canada only share details of the assessment with you.
  • For more information go to: FIRESMARTHOMEPARTNERS.CA

Resources:

Download the FireSmart Begins at Home Manual
Download the FireSmart Home Development GuideDownload the FireSmart Guide to Landscaping

 

 2. FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program  

                              
                         Canada Community Recognition Program


When neighbours get together to FireSmart the whole community, they can reduce the risks for everyone.

The neighbourhood Recognition Program helps neighbours to organize and reduce the risk of wildfire damage for their whole community. The Local FireSmart Representative administers the program, supports and assists the communities in reducing wildfire risks.

  • A Local FireSmart Representative from the RDCK will provide wildfire hazard reduction information based on an overall assessment of your community.
  • With the assistance of the Local FireSmart Representative, you and your neighbours form a cooperating network and make a plan to mitigate the wildfire hazards around you.
  • You and your neighbours work together to implement local mitigation solutions.
  • Firesmart Canada recognizes your community efforts and grants your community Firesmart status.

For more information on Firesmart Neighbourhood: FIRESMARTCANADA.CA
Contact our Wildfire Mitigation office (250) 352-1539  firesmart@rdck.bc.ca

   DOWNLOAD THE FIRESMART COMMUNITY BROCHURE

Request a Firesmart community information session

Arrange to have one of our Wildfire Mitigation Specialists visit your community group or local hall to give a short presentation to provide Firesmart information, and answer questions about how you can make yoru home and community more Firesmart.  

Contact the Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor Joel Hamilton to schedule a presentation
(250) 352-8177
jhamilton@rdck.bc.ca

The content on this page was last updated November 19 2020 at 2:39 PM