Fire Prevention and Public Education


Being FireSmart

FireSmart is a shared responsibility. For residents living in a fire-prone ecosystem, it is essential to take steps to protect our families, properties and communities from wildfire. Working together as a neighbourhood and implementing FireSmart strategies could help transform homes and properties into a firebreak, protecting ourselves and other from spreading wildfire.

Resident involvement is key in helping prevent wildfires and decrease the risk of loss or damage to homes and communities. By making your home and neighbourhoods FireSmart, firefighters can concentrate on fighting wildfires which in turn helps to save land. Here’s some information to get you started:

FireSmart begins at home:

  • Homeowner manual outlines the program and how homeowners can make their property and neighbourhood FireSmart.
  • Smart app to guide homeowners through a series of questions about their property to help identify specific actions you can take on your property to reduce wildfire risks.
  • Fire Smart 101 is a short course for those just getting started with FireSmart and wishing to learn more.

  • Wildfire preparedness and prevention:

  • Wildfire Preparedness – understand what to do before, during and after a wildfire.
  • Seven Simple Steps to Prevent Wildfires – valuable wildfire prevention methods.
  • Fire Bans and Restrictions - find out what fire bans and restrictions are in effect.
  • Current Wildfire Activity - information on current wildfire activity in BC.

  • More information: fireprevention@parksville.ca