Every year in BC, people and properties are threatened by wildfires. As many of these fires occur in areas 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 SCRD FireSmart team is dedicated to reducing wildfire risk to properties and homes through public education. The goal of FireSmart is to empower homeowners to increase their resilience to wildfire on their properties and in their communities.
The SCRD receives a funding grant from the Union of BC Municipalities’ Community Resiliency Fund to support a region-wide wildfire threat mitigation and education campaign. The grant is spent on local projects through the promotion of FireSmart principles, which include conducting FREE hazard assessments of homes and properties, offering advice on ways to reduce fire risks, and considering FireSmart standards when developing properties to reduce the risk of fire. This program is available to all residents of the Sunshine Coast.