What is FireSmart?

The FireSmart program was developed to assist residents increase their home's and the community’s resiliency to the threat of wildfire.

In Pemberton, wildfires can quickly spread from the forest to our community and become what is known as an “interface fire”. It is crucial that residents and business owners located within the interface (where the forests and development meet) take the time to FireSmart their properties.

Contact Pemberton FireSmart for more information: firesmart@pemberton.ca.

Complimentary Home Assessments

The Village of Pemberton and Pemberton Fire Rescue are offering free FireSmart Home Assessments to interested residents within Village boundaries!

Home assessments are an opportunity to receive in-person recommendations from a Local Firesmart Representative on how to help reduce your home/property wildfire risk. You may also be eligible for mitigation work to be carried out by our team at no cost.

Assessments will be by appointment only, take approximately one hour and will be based on the Firesmart Home Assessment Score Card and Firesmart Begins at Home Manual. A member of your household must be present during the assessment.

Contact firesmart@pemberton.ca to book a complementary FireSmart Home Assessment.

What you can do

You and your neighbours have a major role to play in reducing the wildfire threat to your home. Changes made to the area closest to your home have the greatest impact on reducing the risk of wildfire damage. Ready to start making changes to your home?

Useful links

FireSmart Resources and Guides

FireSmart Begins at Home App

Meet Ember the FireSmart Fox

Neighbourhood Recognition Program

Pemberton Fire Rescue

Prepare Pemberton

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