Forest Fire Safety


Each year, there is an average of 2,500 forest fires in British Columbia. Although most are far from populated areas, some threaten and occasionally burn homes, summer cottages, cabins and surrounding forest.

Fire Smart Manual

Review the following information and the FireSmart Manual (3.8 MB) to learn how to protect your home from forest fires.

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  • What can I do to protect my home or cottage from wildfire?
  • How can I build or renovate a house to be forest fire safe?

For more information on BC Forest Service Wildfire Management, contact the Fire Centre nearest to you.

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