Did you know that every resident in our community can help prevent a wildfire disaster? The FireSmart program is designed to empower the public by educating them on how they can help protect their homes and communities. Small changes can make a big difference, and you could be eligible for a $1000 rebate when you do your part to prepare for a wildfire in your area.
FireSmart assessments are free, confidential, and completely voluntary. Learn more about what you can do to help from a trained professional.
Work is being done to help our entire community become more resilient to wildfires. Check out the Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Nakusp to learn more.
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Home Ignition Zone
- Immediate Zone: Make sure you maintain a 1.5 metre immediate zone around your entire home, deck, and any accessory buildings.
- Intermediate Zone: From 1.5 metres to 10 metres of a building is next in priority. FireSmart plants may be used in this space.
- Extended Zone: Regularly clean up accumulations of plant debris to reduce surface fuels.