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FireSmart Home Partners Program

FireSmart Home Partners is a voluntary property assessment program that helps residents identify specific actions and upgrades they can take on their property to reduce wildfire risks. This program is offered in Electoral Areas D and E, with funding provided by the Union of BC Municipalities’ Community Resiliency Investment Fund. For FireSmart guides to help make your property more resilient, please click here.

The program’s primary purpose is to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a professional home assessment with property-specific recommendations. This approach provides them with a comprehensive FireSmart road map for their property. Once a homeowner has received this road map and performed recommended mitigation work on their property, they can receive a rebate of 50%, up to $500— making wildfire resilience a more affordable investment.

Conducted by formally trained and qualified fire service professionals, the assessment accurately evaluates a home and property for wildfire exposure, while engaging the homeowner in their unique risk and ways to reduce it. To register for a Home Partners Assessment on rural Graham Island or Moresby Island, please click here.