Looking to identify potential wildfire hazards that might exist around your home and property? Apply for a quick and convenient FireSmart Assessment emergencyplanning [at] rdn.bc.ca (subject: FireSmart%20Home%20Assessment%20) (here).
Once you request your assessment online, a Local Fire Smart Representative from the RDN Emergency Services or your local Fire Department will come out to your property to perform a 20-minute assessment of the exterior of your home and property.
After the assessment, you’ll receive a copy of the report by email. This report will outline any wildfire hazards found during the assessment. The report will also provide property-specific recommendations on how to mitigate any hazards identified.
The FireSmart Communities Program is designed to encourage self-organized groups of residents to take the lead in implementing solutions for wildfire safety on their own properties. Rather then an individual home assessment, a trained Local FireSmart Representative can come out and complete a Community Assessment for you (the Community Champion) and your neighbours.
Community Benefits of FireSmart
You gain a sense of increased safety
Develop closer relationships with neighbours and local fire agencies
Develop a sense of pride in caring for natural environment around your community
FireSmart Community Champions Needed
If this sounds like something your neighbourhood might be interested in, contact the RDN emergencyplanning [at] rdn.bc.ca (here) and we can arrange to meet with you (the Community Champion) and your neighbours to explain the FireSmart Communities Program and upcoming Community Champion Workshops.