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.

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4 steps to earning the rebate:

  1. Sign up for a FREE FireSmart Assessment.
  2. Take action on recommendations made in assessment.
  3. Submit your information.
  4. Get your REBATE!

FireSmart Homeowners Manual

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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Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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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.

The links below will provide access to the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program (FCNRP) website and the complete Wildfire Preparedness Guide.

FCNRP  Wildfire Preparedness Guide

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Why Should I Care?
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FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program (FCNRP)
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How to apply for FCNRP