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Become FireSmart: Community Members

Concerned about grass or forest fires where you live?

Protecting your home from wildfire starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire.

While properly preparing your home and community can reduce the risk of damage caused by wildfires, ensure that you have proper insurance on your home and property.

Know your hazard…take the assessment

Knowing the factors that can pose a threat to your home, yard and beyond can empower you to make choices that will reduce the risk.

Take action…

Some of the measures cost very little and can help reduce the vulnerability of your home to wildfire, others require planning and long-term commitment. Learn how to make FireSmart actions that can protect your:

  • Home Construction
  • Yard and landscaping
  • Vegetation and fuels
  • Access
  • Farm or Acreage
Bring FireSmart to your neighbourhood

The FireSmart Community Recognition Program gives acknowledgement to the FireSmart actions your community is taking. Learn how your community can become a recognized FireSmart Community.

I commit to plant fire resistant trees like aspen, birch or poplar, instead of spruce and pine

— Laura Stewart, Community Member, Sherwood Park, Alberta