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What is FireSmart?
The FireSmart program was created in the early 1990’s by an organization named “Partners in Protection”.
The founding group was a collaboration of federal, provincial and municipal agencies from across Canada, all of whom shared a common goal: to create a public education format that teaches communities and homeowners to reduce their exposure to wildland fire.
The program provides a proactive approach to wildland fire management and protection that aims to:
- Mitigate wildland fire risk
- Reduce wildland fire severity
- Prepare homeowners and communities for wildland fire occurrences
Click on the links below to download the following FireSmart material:
5th Edition FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual: Protect Your Home from Wildland fire
A phased, step-by-step approach to help homeowners reduce their risk of a wildland fire threatening their home and property:
FireSmart: Protecting Your Community from Wildland fire
Download a thorough User’s Guide for community leaders to assess the wildland fire threat to their community and its surroundings, with recommendations on how to reduce the risk.
FireSmart Site Hazard Assessment Form
Is your home and property FireSmart? Take a few minutes to download these forms and do your own wildland fire hazard assessment.
These plans assess wildland/urban interface hazard and risk and make recommendations to lessen the threat and impact from wildland fire.