FireSmart

2022 RDCK FireSmart Program has begun!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FIRESMART ASSESSMENT

 

FireSmart Assessment Program

Neighbourhood Recognition Program

 

FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion Grant

 

 

 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.

 

The RDCK FireSmart Neighbourhoods [PDF] guide will walk you through the process of becoming a FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhood as well as provide some background and inspiration from six neighbourhoods within the RDCK.

  • 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.

 

FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion Grant

The goal of the FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion Grant is to provide funds in order to help RDCK FireSmart Neighbourhood Champions make their neighbourhoods more resilient against wildfire.

Any Neighbourhood Champion within the RDCK that has received, or is pursuing, FireSmart Canada neighbourhood recognition program status can apply.

For more information, please see the Neighbourhood Champion Grant Guidelines (PDF) or contact us at firesmart@rdck.bc.ca or call 250-352-1539.

Please submit the following forms with your FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion Grant application:

  1. Neighbourhood Champion Grant Application Form (PDF)
  2. Volunteer Hours Tracking form (PDF)
  3. Resource Tracking form (PDF)


Wildfire Mitigation Program Contact

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

The content on this page was last updated August 26 2022 at 9:49 AM