The City of Penticton is located in a wildfire prone area and has contended with wildland urban interface fires. With some easy steps, you can protect your home from wildfire.
Sign up for a Free FireSmart Home Assessment
How would you like a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist to come to your home and provide a free assessment of your property? They will prepare a report with tips for how to make your property more likely to survive a wildfire.
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.
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.
COMING SOON: Community Wildfire Resiliency Plan (CWRP)
Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans (CWRPs) are the next generation of CWPPs. A partnership between the BC FireSmart Committee and the BC Wildfire Service has allowed for the development of a framework for the CWRP. The goals of the CWRP are to:
- Increase communities' capactiy and understanding of wildfire risk,
- Foster greater collaboration across administrative boundaries,
- Be more responsive to different types of communities throughout British Columbia, and
- Develop achievable and accountable action items.
Stay tuned for the updated CWRP!