FireSmart Public Events

Pub Events

Farmers MarketsMarket Booth

Come visit us at the Nelson Farmers Market on Baker street, Wednesdays from 10 am – 2 pm! Sign up for an assessment, talk about Emergency Preparedness and learn how you can make our community safer by participating in FireSmart. 

For a full list of farmers' markets in Nelson click here. Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you! 

Volunteer Day

Thank you for making our first volunteer day a huge success! Forty volunteers joined Nelson Fire and Rescue in April 2022 to clear wildfire fuel from both sides of the Rail Trail. Debris and ladder fuels were removed to prevent wildfires from spreading at the edge of the city. Successful wildfire mitigation takes effort on many levels, and we hope to host another volunteer day soon! Check here for current events being hosted in our region.

Open House

The Nelson and area Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House was held Thursday, September 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson. 

The free event was coordinated by the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee, comprised of BC Parks, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), the Ministry of Forests, and Nelson Fire & Rescue Services. Residents who attended were welcomed by staff from multiple organizations and engaged in conversations about the current wildfire threat to our communities, reduction activities that are underway, and what residents can do to reduce the risk of wildfire on their own properties. 

The interface areas surrounding Nelson are a unique mix of land ownership including private, Crown, Municipal, BC Parks, and RDCK. This requires interagency collaboration to reduce potential wildfire intensity and create defendable space around our communities. The Nelson and Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee is committed to reducing the impact of wildfire by working closely on wildfire mitigation projects, sharing information and resources, and keeping our residents informed. We work together with BC FireSmart, local homeowners, agencies, and land managers to help keep our communities safe.
Visit our website for more information about what is being done to reduce the risk of wildfire in your area, and what you and your community can do to help. 

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