FireSmart Practices

FireSmart Canada
“The goals for FireSmart Canada are twofold: to improve communication with stakeholders; and to organize programs and assets into a logical, manageable structure based on three pillars – homeowners, neighbourhoods and communities.”
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“FireSmart is a registered trademark of Partners in Protection Association” (From*

From About Fire Smart

“FireSmart™ Canada is a national program that helps Canadians increase neighborhood resilience to wildfire and minimize its negative impacts. It was founded over 20 years ago to address common concerns about wildfire in the wildland urban interface.”

Everyone can be FireSmart
With a changing climate, the threat of wildfire has increased significantly for everyone, include those living outside of the wildland urban interface. We all have a part to play when it comes to preventing wildfire and reducing risk. FireSmart Canada has developed practical, effective, and science-based programs that provide you with tools to be better prepared when wildfire occurs.”

How can you get started?

“It all starts with where you live. Research has shown that homes and their surrounding areas are particularly vulnerable to wildfire, which is why FireSmart principles focus on specific actions residents can implement in those areas, also known as the Home Ignition Zone.”

From NS FireSmart

Is Your Home Fire Smart?
Page on Nova Scotia Natural resources website/ “Just 10 m of defensible space may save your Home!
(Defensible space is an area around a structure where fuels and vegetation are treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread of wildfire towards the structure)”