FireSmart is a national initiative to help property owners and communities understand the ways in which wildfire might threaten structures and property located in, and close to, forested and wildland areas, and the steps individuals and communities can take to reduce the susceptibility of buildings and property to fire.
- Clearing all plants and other vegetation from within 10m of a structure
- Ensuring that there are no trees or other vegetation overhanging the roof
- When planting new trees consider planting deciduous species such as birch and aspen
For other ways to protect your home, visit the FireSmart website at https://www.firesmartbc.ca for more information. You can also contact Sun Peaks Fire & Rescue at 250-578-8985 for more specific information to Sun Peaks.