Development Considerations | FireSmart Canada

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
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— Anita Leskie, Community Member, FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, British Columbia