FireSmart Canada

FireSmart Protecting Your Community from Wildfire

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The “FireSmart® Protecting Your Community from Wildfire” manual was first published in 1999 followed by a second edition in 2003. This illustrated Guide focuses on how individuals and communities can work together to reduce the risk of loss from wildland/urban interface fires in Canada. It provides practical tools and information for use by residents, municipal officials, land use planners, developers, structural and wildland firefighters, and industries that operate in the interface areas. Primary topics include a description of interface issues, evaluation of interface hazards, mitigation strategies and techniques, emergency response for agencies and individuals, training for interface firefighters, community education programs, and regional planning solutions.