FireSmart Home Assessments

FireSmart Home Assessments

Looking to identify potential wildfire hazards that might exist around your home and property? Apply for a quick and convenient FireSmart Assessment 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.

FireSmart Communities

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 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.


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