FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program
Citizen involvement is the cornerstone of the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program (FireSmart Communities Program).
If you live in a region susceptible to wildfires, you and your neighbours will learn how to decrease the risk of losing your homes and how to best protect yourselves in the event of a wildfire.
FireSmart homes and neighbourhoods allow firefighters to concentrate on fighting the wildfire – which ultimately saves more homes and lives. Communities whose residents take steps to reduce their vulnerability have a greater chance of surviving a wildfire without the intervention of the fire department.
What are the Recognition Criteria?
Neighbourhoods, subdivisions, and small towns in areas of Canada prone to wildfire can earn FireSmart Community recognition status by meeting the following criteria:
The community recognition program is based on principles originally developed by the National Fire Protection Association®. We continue to work with them on collaborative community engagement and research.