With some easy steps, you can protect your home from wildfire. Here in Penticton, wildfire prevention is particularly important as we move into the hot summer months. The good news is, by following the FireSmart tips provided on this page, risks can be avoided.
How to Make Your Home FireSmart
Sparks and embers can be thrown up to 2 km ahead of a wildfire. These can ignite materials on or near your home, which can be potentially devastating. These FireSmart guidelines will help you create a defensible space around your home, minimizing your fire risk.
3 Easy Ways to Assess Your Home
In the time it takes to make yourself a coffee, you could be assessing your property for potential fire risks. It’s that easy. Here are some ways to get started.
Penticton's FireSmart Communities
Is your neighbourhood FireSmart? The list of communities on board in Penticton is growing. These are B.C. communities that have been recognized by FireSmart Canada for taking the steps toward building a wildfire resilient community. View this digital map to see the growing list of locations.
Prepare for an Emergency
Visit our Emergency Preparedness page for information about steps to take to prepare for any emergency. It also provides details about what to do during an emergency or an evacuation order.
Remember Your 3 Ps
Prepare, Plan and Practice. Find out more about each of the steps below.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
Penticton is located in a fire-prone environment. The goal of Penticton's CWPP is to strengthen and maintain our community's resilience to wildfire.