FireSmart is living with and managing for wildfire. Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. Community members, community leaders, forest companies, industry and government we all have responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfire. FireSmart uses preventative measures to reduce wildfire threat to Albertans and their communities while balancing the benefits of wildfire on the landscape.
Taking simple FireSmart actions on your property will reduce the risk of wildfire to your home and neighbourhood and help firefighters to defend your home. Post-fire studies, experiments and models have shown that homes ignite due to the condition of the home itself and everything around it, up to 100 metres from the foundation. FireSmart principles are designed to mitigate a home’s vulnerability to wildfire.
The FireSmart®️ Begins at Home app’s primary purpose is to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a self-conducted home assessment. This app guides homeowners through a series of questions about their property to help identify specific actions you can take on your property to reduce wildfire risks.
In the event that your community is placed under an evacuation alert or evacuation notice here are some actions you can take around your home and property to help protect it from wildfire. (Click image to download)