Development Considerations

FireSmart development standards help manage the wildfire reality by reducing the flammability of structures.

Whether you’re retrofitting an existing community or building a new one you can make strategic choices for building materials and community designs.

Always consider:
  • Is the construction of new homes or subdivisions “FireSmart”?
  • Assess the infrastructure as it relates to roadway access, water supply, utility placement, building materials and design, and forested areas adjacent and within the community.

FireSmart – Protection Your Community From Wildfire has detailed information on development considerations in Chapter 3: Solutions and Mitigations.


Protecting Your Community from Wildfire

I commit to ensure my roof is free of needles and leaves, and there are no overhanging trees or branches that can catch on fire

— Goatman, Community Member, Gander, Newfound Land and Labrador