Every year in the SLRD, people and property are threatened by wildland fires. Many of these fires occur in areas called the urban interface zone where homes, cabins and subdivisions are built into the forest landscape. Individual property owners can and should help reduce the risk of wildfire affecting their properties.
The FireSmart program is a national program designed to reduce interface fire risk to communities. In BC, the FireSmart program is administered by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Wildfire Management Branch.
To learn more about what you can do to reduce the risk of interface fire to your home or community, please view our FireSmart slideshow below, download the slideshow in PDF form, or refer to any of the following guides:
- FireSmart Home Assessment
- 10 Tips to FireSmart Your Home
- FireSmart Guide to Landscaping
- Open Burning Practices for Ranchers and Farmers
NEW: FireSmartTM Program for Eligible Property Owners in SLRD Electoral Area a, Area B and District of Lillooet
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD), in partnership with the District of Lillooet, is pleased to offer free FireSmartTM property assessments and work, to eligible property owners in Electoral Areas A and B of the SLRD, and the District of Lillooet.
- The program is being funded with a one-time grant from the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment Program.
- Property owners must be 65 years-old or older, and the property must be their primary residence to qualify.
For more information, contact the SLRD FireSmartTM representative:
Telephone: 1-604-894-6371 x262 (toll-free: 1-800-298-7753 x262)