Welcome back and thank you for following our FireSmart Canada Quarterly Newsletter. We are eager to hear from our members and partners, so please contact us with story ideas or information that you would like to see profiled in the FireSmart Canada Quarterly Newsletter. Contact us via email at president@firesmartcanada.ca

FireSmart Canada Board of Directors

FireSmart Canada has an updated Board of Directors! Following the FireSmart Canada Annual General Meeting held in Quebec City in late October, we are pleased to welcome some new partners to the board table.

Please join us in welcoming the following new representatives to the Board of Directors:

Brian Wynn, Vice President

Fire Chief – Town of Whitecourt

Jeff Eustache, Director

Manager Forest Fuel Management Department – First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of BC

Amber Simpson, Director

Wildland Fire Prevention Coordinator – Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources

Lynn Orstad, Director

Executive Director – Wildland Fire Protection Society


Shayne Mintz, Director

National Fire Protection Association – Canadian Regional Director

Maya Milardovic, Director

The Co-operators Group Ltd. – Director, Government Relations

Jeff Erwin, Director

Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner

Jim Murphy, Secretary/Treasurer

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Larry Fremont, Director

Saskatchewan Wildfire Management Branch

Laura Stewart, President

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry – FireSmart Specialist


Visit http://www.firesmartcanada.ca/about/board-of-directors/ for more information on how to reach the Board of Directors directly and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for when we profile each member of the Board!


Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2018

Get your applications ready, Canada! Wildfire Community Preparedness Day applications open on January 15th! Canadians can apply for a chance to receive a $500 award to help their community with a local FireSmart project. Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca for more information and project ideas.

Please share this information with your communities and feel free to contact us via email at general@firesmartcanada.ca with any questions.

FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Video

We are pleased to announce that FireSmart Canada is working on a new animated FireSmart video series! Our first video will be an introduction to the Home Ignition Zone, followed by a FireSmart Home Development video, which we are producing in partnership with the Co-operators Insurance. These videos will be ready before our next newsletter comes out, so keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages, along with our website.

Download the new and improved FireSmart graphics, here https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/category/posters-and-graphics


Merry Christmas from FireSmart Canada

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


Thank you to the Co-operators Insurance for supporting the FireSmart Canada Quarterly Newsletter.

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