In the summer of 2020, the Village of Hazelton and the District of New Hazelton hired a FireSmart educator. The goal of the program was to increase awareness amongst residents of FireSmart and how it can be used to decrease the risk of wildfire to their home and property. This project wrapped up in September, 2020. Stay tuned for future initiatives in the future.
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With rising global temperatures, the risks of wildfire in BC is increasing each year. In just the past two years, over 600 homes were destroyed in wildfires, and two of the worst incidences in Canadian history have occurred in the past 20 years.
FireSmart is about reducing the threat of wildfire by taking simple steps around your home, property and community. FireSmart is about increasing your community’s resilience to wildfire.
“When fires strike, the homes that are prepared are the homes left standing.”
Check out this Hazeltons FireSmart video by clicking here.
Firesmart BC has a homeowners guide to how to FireSmart your property. Pick up a copy today at the Village office or download a copy from firesmartbc.ca
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