Did you know there are many very simple things we can do as residents to improve the resiliency of our homes and community in the case of wildfire? BC Wildfire Service Wildfire and local Fire Rescue organizations have an important job to do, we can do our part as well!

FireSmart BC is an evidence based program is filled with awesome advice on how to do our part. From how we store wood, lumber and other materials on site, to landscaping selections and placement, to where we leave BBQs and propane – there are simple steps we can take to make our homes and our community more resilient and to help us prepare for the eventuality of wildfire in our region.

We are grateful for the support of FireSmart BC for our Cumberland Home & Garden Tour 2024 and our ongoing Science Pub Series and for all their efforts to increase our knowledge about how wildfire works, how it interacts with built structures and the steps we can take that make a real difference! Visit https://firesmartbc.ca/ for resources, videos, posters and more!

Visit FireSmart BC representatives as part of the upcoming Cumberland Home & Garden Tour 2024 on Saturday June 22nd – they will be onsite at one of the participating properties with games, prizes and more!