Chad Moore

Watch to see Kyle Sherman, Parkland County FireSmart Coordinator,
discuss tips for protecting your home alongside Mayor Allan Gamble.

What is FireSmart? 

FireSmart™ Canada is a national program that helps Canadians increase neighbourhood 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 - areas where human development meets or intermingles with the natural environment, like Parkland County.

Why is FireSmart important?

A FireSmart™ neighbourhood stands an even greater likelihood of surviving a wildfire than an individual FireSmart property. FireSmart improvements made by you and your neighbours will benefit everyone, so let’s work together! 

FireSmart is living with and managing wildfire in your area and on your property. Becoming wildfire resilient is a shared responsibility across Parkland County. FireSmart and its seven disciplines is an all-encompassing program, extending from the individual homeowner level up to a landscape land management level. FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk to life and property in the most extreme wildfire conditions. The FireSmart program is backed by a vast amount of field, laboratory and wildfire modelling research. Its methods help reduce the risk of losses under even the most extreme fire conditions. 

FireSmart Home Assessments

Working in the yard? Book a free FireSmart Advanced Home Assessment and our trained team will make a personalized plan for your land that could reduce the risk of wildfire damage.

 Our FireSmart experts will:

1.     Tour the outside of your house and yard for things that increase your risk during a wildfire.

2.     Provide a customized report with actions on how to reduce the risk of damage by wildfire.

3.     Share helpful tips to make your home less susceptible against wildfires.

Get Started Today!

Click here for a FireSmart Guide to Landscaping, Second Edition.  

 

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FireSmart, Intelli-feu and other associated Marks are trademarks of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC).