Wildfire Prevention

With some easy steps, you can protect your home from wildfire. Here in Peachland, wildfire prevention is particularly important as we move into the hot summer months. The good news is, by following the FireSmart tips provide on this page, risks can be avoided.

FireSmart Rebate Program – Earn $500 for FireSmarting your Property

What is needed to Qualify

  • Have a FireSmart home assessment conducted by one of our Local FireSmart Representatives (LFR). The LFR can answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a list of recommendations specifically for your property.
  • Carry out one or more of the recommendations and take before and after photos to show your progress.
  • Fill out the rebate form provided by the LFR, along with any receipts for supplies, a record of your hours, and progress photos, and email it to firesmart@peachland.ca

Eligible FireSmart Activities Ideas

  • Clean all combustible debris from your roof and gutters
  • Prune low tree branches to create a two-meter clearance from the ground
  • Clean underneath your deck to remove all combustible material
  • Install non-combustible 3 millimeter screens to external vents (except dryer vents)
  • Clean up brush piles, fallen branches

    Your supplies and labour (approximately $29/hour) for each activity are eligible. Rebates are limited to 50% of the total cost, to a maximum of $500. A limited number of rebates are available.

    To schedule your free assessment, please email firesmart@peachland.ca. Assessments can be scheduled ahead of time, and home visits are expected to be done between May to September.

    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

    Did you know that Peachland’s FireSmart community representative can conduct an on-site assessment of your home – for free? They will inspect your home and create a report with steps you can take.

    To contact the Fire Department to arrange your assessment please email: firesmart@peachland.ca

    FireSmart BC Homeowner Guide

    FireSmart Home Assessment

    For more great FireSmart information check out their website FireSmart BC

    Home Ignition Zone

    Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

    Penticton is located in a fire-prone environment. The goal of Peachlands CWPP is to strengthen and maintain our community's resilience to wildfire.

    To view the document click here:

  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan