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 visit the BC Wildfire Management Branch FireSmart webpage.