FireSmart

2022 RDCK FireSmart Program has begun!

Click below to sign-up for a home assessment.

 

FireSmart Assessment Program

Neighbourhood Recognition Program

 

 FireSmart Resource Library

Home Partners Program

Schedule a FREE FireSmart home assessment:

A Wildfire Mitigation Specialist comes to your home and provides a detailed report including specific mitigation actions to help protect your home from wildfire.  

 

During the assessment, they will discuss wildfire behavior dynamics and the ways a wildfire could affect your home.

 

Your assessment is PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL. The RDCK and FireSmart Canada only share details of the assessment with you. 

 

For more information go to: FIRESMARTHOMEPARTNERS.CA

  • Complete a 360-assessment of your property.
  • Customized report with a detailed list of mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to your property.
  • Receive a FireSmart Certificate upon successful completion of mitigation actions and an on-site follow up. You can choose to share your mitigation certificate with insurance providers to potentially reduce rates or maintain coverage, or with your Realtor to assist in selling your home.

 Rebate Program

You can earn a $500 rebate for taking action to mitigate wildfire risk around your home and property.

 

FireSmart Rebate Work Hours Estimate Form (PDF)

 

4 steps to earning the rebate:

  1. Sign up for a FREE FireSmart Assessment.

  2. Take action on recommendations made in assessment.

  3. Submit your information.

  4. Get your REBATE!

Neighbourhood Recognition Program  

When neighbours get together to FireSmart the whole community, they can reduce the risks for everyone. 

 

The Neighbourhood Recognition Program helps neighbours to organize and reduce the risk of wildfire damage for their whole community.       

 

The RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Specialist administers the program, supports and assists the communities in reducing wildfire risks. 

 

For more information on FireSmart Neighbourhood: FIRESMARTCANADA.CA

 

Please submit the following forms with your Neighbourhood Recognition Program application:

  1. Application/renewal form (PDF)
  2. Volunteer Hours Tracking form (PDF)
  3. Resource Tracking form (PDF)

RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Specialists will be available to assist Neighbourhood Recognition Programs from May to the end of September 2022. Deadline for application is December 31st.

  • An RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Specialist will provide wildfire hazard reduction information based on an overall assessment of your community.
  • You and your neighbours form a Neighbourhood Committee and identify a Neighbourhood Champion, and make a plan to mitigate the wildfire hazards around you.
  • FireSmart Canada recognizes your community efforts and grants your community FireSmart status.

 Neighbourhood Champion Grant

To be announced.

Wildfire Mitigation Program Contact

RDCK FireSmart Program (250) 352-1539 Firesmart@rdck.bc.ca 

The content on this page was last updated May 17 2022 at 12:12 PM