FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program
Citizen involvement is the cornerstone of the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program (FireSmart Communities Program).
If you live in a region susceptible to wildfires, you and your neighbours will learn how to decrease the risk of losing your homes and how to best protect yourselves in the event of a wildfire.
FireSmart homes and neighbourhoods allow firefighters to concentrate on fighting the wildfire – which ultimately saves more homes and lives.
Communities whose residents take steps to reduce their vulnerability have a greater chance of surviving a wildfire without the intervention of the fire department.
The Program draws on a community’s spirit and its willingness to take responsibility for reducing wildfire risks.
The Program utilizes the following template:
- A Local FireSmart Representative from a provincial, territorial, or local agency will provide wildfire hazard reduction information designed for your community.
- With the assistance of the Local FireSmart Representative, you and your neighbours form a cooperating network to assess the wildfire hazards around you.
- You and your neighbours identify and implement local solutions.