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Wildfire has helped shape Canada’s landscape for generations.

As the population continues to grow and communities become more intertwined within the forested and grassland areas of the country, the risk of wildfire grows significantly. Many communities face a high to extreme wildfire risk. The FireSmart program outlines proactive measures that communities can take to reduce the risk.

Managing wildfire risk and impact by applying FireSmart principles and best practices (wildfire prevention, mitigation and preparedness) at all scales.

The FireSmart program helps protect residents, their homes, communities, critical infrastructure and vital natural resources from wildfire. This is a shared responsibility involving all levels of government and participation from the private sector and community leaders.

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