FireSmart Nova Scotia
F ireSmart Nova Scotia is designed to help Nova Scotians reduce their wildfire risk and increase wildfire resilience. The program is directed by the FireSmart Nova Scotia Committee, which is comprised of multiple agencies within the province responsible for fire management.
Programs available in Nova Scotia
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Neighbourhood Recognition Program
Neighbourhoods, subdivisions, and small towns in areas prone to wildfire can take steps to reduce their vulnerability and earn FireSmart Neighbourhood recognition status. Find out how your neighbourhood can participate by contacting your provincial liaison.
Bear River, Nova Scotia’s First Recognized FireSmart Neighborhood!
Advanced FireSmart Home Assessment Program
the Advanced Home Assessment is a voluntary property assessment program available in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Conducted by formally trained fire service professionals, the assessment helps residents identify specific actions and upgrades they can take on their property to reduce wildfire risks.
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq also conducts these assessments in Indigenous communities.
If you’re outside of the Halifax regional municipality and are interested in a home assessment, please contact your provincial FireSmart Liaison, Kara McCurdy.
Position: Wildfire Prevention Officer
Organization: Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, NS
Based out of Shubenacadie Nova Scotia, Kara has always had a passion for firefighting both as a wildland firefighter and as a volunteer firefighter. As the fire prevention officer her goal is to make neighbourhood members more aware of the dangers of wildland and urban interface and what all stakeholders can do to minimize the impact of such disasters.