The FireSmart program is designed to help homeowners prepare their homes to endure a wildfire and ensure that when the wildfire event has passed, they have a home to return to.
FireSmart is based on foundational scientific evidence that suggests changes to the built environment and reduction of fuel loads are the best and most cost-effective way to increase a home’s survivability from Wildfire. Fire Protection from BC Wildfire and your Fire Department is still critical, but using FireSmart practices in advance will help us help you.
FireSmart is fast becoming the most significant Fire Prevention Program since Smoke Detectors. Fire Departments and Municipalities across the Province are supporting this initiative. We encourage you to check it out
Galiano Island has benefitted from a strong Fire Smart Committee for over ten years, recently culminating in a Property Management Grant that spanned 10 months over 2021 and 2022. The current grant opportunity will see the continuation of a Coordinators position through 2023.
Contact the Committee Chair or Coordinator through FireSmartGaliano@gmail.com