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*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.
Wildfire in the Kootenays that is a fact of life. You can TAKE ACTION to reduce your risk from wildfire, and become FIRESMART!
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.
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.
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
The content on this page was last updated November 19 2020 at 2:39 PM