More and more people are becoming familiar with the term “interface fire.” An interface fire is a forest fire (also called a wildfire) that has encroached upon or otherwise threatens a residential area.
Because of our increasingly hot, dry, longer summer weather and our proximity to heavily fueled forests, Highlands homeowners may need to take preventative measures to protect themselves and others from encroaching wildfires.
The FireSmart Home Owners Manual issued by the BC Forest Service–Wildfire Management provides an excellent set of guidelines for what can be done to best prepare your yard and home for the fire season.
Would you like to know what your potential risks your home faces should an interface fire situation develop in Highlands. Here is a Site Assessment and a an Area Assessment checklist, which is included in the FireSmart guide, which will help you do an assessment of your property.
District of Highlands Receives FireSmart Grant in 2016
To improve the condition of your home and property the District of Highlands applied for a received a FireSmart Grant ($10,000) from UBCM under their Local Government Program Services, Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative.
The grant funds are to be used as follows:
Highlands will post information on these initiative up when that information becomes available.
FireSmart Your Home Presentation