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FireSmart BC – Monthly Newsletter (April)

FireSmart BC – Monthly Newsletter (April)

After a short and mild winter throughout most of the province, wildfire season has arrived sooner than expected. While wildfire professionals are all ready to do their part, you also have an important role to play: get FireSmart. We’ve compiled several resources and videos in this month’s newsletter. Whether you’re looking to use the FireSmart Plant Program to make your property more resilient, or want to learn more about initiatives like Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, we’ve made it easy to get the information you need. Let’s all work together to build a more resilient province this year!

We’re Ready. Are You?

When it comes to wildfire resilience, you don’t need to be a fire professional to make a difference. While wildland firefighters, first responders, and fire experts are all ready to do their part this wildfire season, we all need to contribute to the collective resilience of our communities and province.

But what can the average British Columbian do to prepare for wildfire? It all starts at home. By taking the time to complete simple household chores like mowing your lawn, cleaning your gutters, and removing flammable debris from your yard, you’re helping make your property and community more resilient. Start your wildfire resilience journey today by using the resources found at

View the Video Here

FireSmart Plant Program

There are no fireproof plants. But there are FireSmart options that are safer and more fire resilient. To help you make informed decisions when purchasing plants, we created the FireSmart Plant Program and launched it at more than 50 nurseries and garden centres across BC. This program provides gardeners, landscapers, and suppliers with the knowledge they need to reduce wildfire risk by highlighting fire-resistant plants with specialized tags.

In addition to FireSmart plants, we’ve overhauled our Landscaping Hub to act as a comprehensive guide for novice gardeners and experienced landscapers alike. From our mulch guide to information about hedges, we provide helpful tips to help you create landscapes that are every bit as beautiful as they are wildfire-resilient.

Find Participating Garden Centres Here
Learn From Other Landscaping Resources Here

For a more in-depth look at the FireSmart Plant Program, check out our latest magazine article! Here, you’ll be able to see how the program has grown over time, discover the qualities of FireSmart plants, and learn how FireSmart landscaping turns risk into resilience.

Read the Article Here

Celebrating the 2024 Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit

With more than 700 people in attendance, this year’s Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit was a resounding success! Thank you to every participant, speaker, panellist, and educator for attending and making this event possible. With several informative presentations, collaborative events, and networking opportunities, this important five-day event gave all attendees a chance to reinforce their knowledge and enhance wildfire resilience across the province.

If you couldn’t attend, there’s always next year. Information for next year’s Summit will be released in the fall, so be sure to keep an eye out for more details. Until then, watch the video below to see some of our favourite moments from this year’s event!

Watch the Summit Highlight Reel Here
Watch the Training Weekend Video Here

FireSmart Education Program: Ron Brent Elementary Case Study

Wildfire resilience is a subject that should be important to every British Columbian. Unfortunately, many residents don’t worry about wildfires until it’s too late. That’s why we created the FireSmart BC Education Program. Through this program, we give teachers the tools they need to educate their students and encourage them to become the next generation of wildfire resilience champions.

Earlier this year, staff from FireSmart BC and the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) visited Ron Brent Elementary in Prince George, BC. Here, they introduced the FireSmart BC Education Program and facilitated two lesson plans with students. The following video provides a closer look at this visit and shows how these lessons can leave a lasting impression on students.

Watch the Video Here
Learn More About the FireSmart BC Education Program

Are You Ready for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day?

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day takes place on May 4th this year! Also known as Prep Day, this national campaign encourages residents to take action to increase the wildfire resilience of their home, neighbourhood, and community as a whole.

Whether you’re looking to take part in a large neighbourhood cleanup event or just want to take the day to complete some crucial FireSmart chores around your home, every action is a step in the right direction! Need some tips to help you get started? Read our Begins at Home Guide below.

FireSmart BC Begins at Home Guide

Get FireSmart Podcast: Episode 38

In this episode of the Get FireSmart Podcast, we spoke with Dan Stevens, a FireSmart BC education and outreach coordinator from Chase, BC. Dan works with the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of BC (FNESS) and has a passion for wildfire education.

Through our conversation, we learn what it means to get ready for wildfire season: what to do, how to prepare, and how we can increase collaboration and training across the province to improve our resilience together.

For more episodes featuring experts from the world of wildfire, listen to the Get FireSmart™ Podcast—available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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