FireSmart is a national program that helps Canadians build resilience to wildfire while reducing its impact on our communities.   Every season, new communities are forced to face the threat of wildfires making it vital to not only prepare for wildfire as a city but also as individuals.  The FireSmart program provides simple actions that homeowners and residents can implement around their properties to protect their homes from wildfire.  Get started with the FireSmart Begins at Home Guide and be sure to complete the Self-Assessment.

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Home Assessments

Learn about how you can protect your home and receive funding though our free Home Assessment Program.

Public Events

Want to know what FireSmart initiatives are happening in your community? Visit our FireSmart Public Events page to learn what's being done and how you can get involved. 

Community FireSmart Programs

To help community members tackle their FireSmart projects,  we are offering programs to help with the cost or make the work easier. Click here to learn more. 

Landscaping & Development

If you are planning to build, renovate or landscape, it is essential to consider how you will incorporate principles of wildfire resiliency into the project. Click here to learn about wildfire-resistant plants and building materials. 

FireSmart BC

Looking for more in depth information about how to protect yourself and your property from wildfire?  The FireSmart BC webpage is a great resource for finding the answers to all your questions about wildfire resilience.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the FireSmart Home Assessment Program, rebates, community events, or any other wildfire related topics around Nelson, please contact our FireSmart Coordinator at 250-352-8116 or email