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.
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.
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;:
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 am committed to always keep a watchful eye on fire pits and burn barrels when they are in use.— My name is J. Nelson, Community Member, Mill Bay, British Columbia