FireSmart is a planning tool that helps to reduce wildfires from happening in our community. View our contributing preventative strategies and programs for FireSmart that help keep our community safe:  

Your role

Whether you are a homeowner or business and despite your industry or government, we have a shared responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfires and prepare for the threat of wildfire in the County.

Wildfire education

Wood Chipping event photo

Education on how to reduce their exposure to the risk of wildfire is an important part of FireSmart if you are a public or private landowner. The County has promoted FireSmart through a number of initiatives including workshops for residents, information booths at trade shows, wood chipping demonstrations, among others.

FireSmart Assessments 

County residents and businesses can sign up for free FireSmart Assessment. 

FireSmart Assessments reduce the risk of wildfires on private property and the surrounding community and are available spring through fall. 

A member of Regional Fire Services: 

  • Visits your property checking for wildfire hazards on the exterior of buildings and your surrounding property, 

  • Provides a customizeddetailed report with findings from the assessment, 

  • Provides practical tips to make your property safer from the risk of wildfires 

Assessments can take up to two hours to complete and the property owner needs be present during the assessment. 

Once the property owner completes mitigation work on their property, they can schedule to have a follow-up assessment completed by Regional Fire Service. 

Sign up for a free FireSmart Assessment.

Watch the FireSmart Education Webinar to learn more about steps you can take to reduce the risk of widfire on your property. 

FireSmart Events 

Learn about and register for education and public engagement events taking place this Spring for the Highway 40 West FireSmart Planning Project

Stay connected

The County also provides information on FireSmart through the County Connections newsletter, mail outs to residents, and news releases.

For more information about FireSmart in the County contact our Fire Marshal at 780-532-9727.