FireSmart helps communities located in forested areas to reduce the risk of wildfire to homes and neighbourhoods. It also helps property owners and communities understand the wildfire risk and how to make homes more resilient to fire. The combination of community-wide fuel reduction and backyard-level FireSmart work is our community's best defense against wildfires.
FireSmart Your Home
During wildfires, airborne embers fly with the wind and can land in your yard, on your roof, or on the trees against your house. Help reduce the potential spread of wildfire by making your home FireSmart. The recommendations in the FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual (PDF) can help reduce the risk of wildfire to your home and neighbourhood.
Becoming a FireSmart Community
The FireSmart Communities Program is designed to encourage self-organized groups of residents to take the lead in implementing solutions for wildfire safety on their properties. The Becoming a FireSmart Community (PDF) outlines the steps to become a recognized FireSmart community. Did you know?
Jasper’s Lake Edith was the first neighbourhood in Canada to receive official FireSmart Canada community recognition.
FireSmart Guide to Landscaping
By making some strategic choices in your yard, you can create a FireSmart landscape. The FireSmart Guide to Landscaping (PDF) includes an extensive list of fire resistant plants and tips about FireSmart gardening.