FireSmart™ in the City of Courtenay
British Columbia is experiencing a sustained increase in extreme wildfire behaviour and fire events particularly in the wildland-urban interface. More human activity and development is taking place in and around forests, creating greater consequences for the health and safety of citizens and visitors. Fire size and severity are increasing, and fire seasons are becoming longer. FireSmart is based on the premise of shared responsibility and on promoting the integration and collaboration of wildfire prevention and mitigation efforts. These actions can be taken at home and at your workplace to make our community more resilient to fire.