FireSmart is a shared responsibility. It is about living in a fire-prone ecosystem and taking the necessary steps to protect your family, property, and community from wildfire.
Over time, FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk related to losses in the most extreme wildfire conditions. With a few simple steps, you can contribute to increasing your property, neighbourhood, and community resiliency to wildfire.
Local FireSmart News
The City of Terrace and BC Wildfire Service are going to be hard at work this summer in the Howe Creek Trail area to help reduce the wildfire risk to adjacent homes. The project will only occur on municipal-owned land along the Howe Creek Trail and hillsides. No trails will be closed unless a danger tree needs to be felled, in which case only temporary, short-term closures will be necessary.
- Remove dead branches, leaves, and needles
- Prune and remove lower branches on trees
- Cut hung up or elevated trees to lay flat on the ground
Removing these hazards will help reduce the risk of wildfire, protect infrastructure, and demonstrate the principles and practices of the FireSmart program.
Like what you see? Residents like you are encouraged to incorporate these FireSmart initiatives around your home, as well. If you need some assistance, FREE FireSmart Assessments are available for homes in the area! Contact FireSmart@terrace.ca or call 250-638-4734.
You and your neighbours can reduce wildfire hazards by following simple, preventative steps. Learn how wildfires spread, how the terrain may change this, and how FireSmart practices can help minimize damage.
Wildland fires are a natural part of most wildland ecosystems in Canada. An increasing number of homes are built in or on the boundary of these wildland areas—this is known as the wildland/urban interface. Homeowners building and living in the wildland/urban interface must take special precautions to protect their lives and property.