WHERE TO START?
Start by educating yourself on FireSmart Principals by taking this short, but very informative, FireSmart-101 online training course. Here you will be provided with an introduction to FireSmart and its principles, and gain a better understanding of the need to protect homes and properties from wildfire.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You and your neighbours play a significant role in reducing the risk posed to your home by wildfire.
- Step 1: Review the FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Assessment or download the FireSmart begins at home app.
- Step 2: Identify which changes will make the greatest difference in reducing our home’s risk from wildfire.
- Step 3: Consider connecting with your neighbours on how you can work together to achieve FireSmart neighbourhood recognition.
- Step 4: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a Home Ignition Zone Assessment, or for assistance in becoming a FireSmart Recognized neighbourhood.
WHAT IS THE TOWN OF PRINCETON DOING?
Increasing our communities wildfire resiliency is a priority, and the Town of Princeton is working on many initiatives to accomplish this goal:
- $500.00 FireSmart Rebates: The town of Princeton has secured grant funding to provide qualifying Homeowners with a $500 rebate to assist them with the wildfire mitigation work performed on their home and property. $500 Rebate Details $500 Rebate FAQ
- FireSmart Recognized Neighborhoods: Encouraging and providing support to neighborhood who wish to become a FireSmart recognized Neighbourhood. (Contact the FireSmart Coordinator for details)
- Neighborhood Chipping Events: Princeton’s FireSmart Coordinator is working with neighbourhoods wishing to organize a chipping day. (Contact the FireSmart Coordinator for details)
- Debris removal: The Town of Princeton will pickup and dispose of branches and other wildfire fuel for homeowners who are working on reducing the wildfire risk to their home. Debris Removal Program Details
- Public education: We are working to educate the residents of Princeton about the many benefits of being FireSmart through community outreach, neighbourhood events, and online/social media.
- Structure Protection Equipment: The Town of Princeton in Partnership with Tulameen, Erris, and Hayes Creek Fire Departments have invested in a significant amount of Structure protection equipment (sprinkler protection) including a Type 2 SPU trailer and additional wildfire pumps and equipment.
- Community Forest: The Town of Princeton is working with Community Forest managers and other industry stakeholders to identify mitigation strategies to reduce the wildfire risk in the forested land surrounding our community.
- Fuel Mitigation: The Town of Princeton is working with BC Wildfire Service and consultants on fuel mitigation prescriptions and thinning treatments in selected high-risk areas identified in the Community Wildfire Resiliency Plan (CWRP).
- Pursuing funding: The Town of Princeton continues to pursue available funding opportunities through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for FireSmart related initiatives.
WHERE CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION?
There are many valuable resources to be found at both FireSmart BC or FireSmart Canada. You can also reach out to Princeton’s FireSmart Coordinator via email email@example.com or phone 250-273-9780.
Other Useful links
FireSmart-101 online training
FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Score Card
FireSmart begins at home.
FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program
Debris Removal Program Details
$500 Rebate Details
$500 Rebate FAQ