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Peachland's FireSmart Communities
PEACHLAND'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 thisdigital map to see the growing list of locations.
Here are Peachland's FireSmart Communities
The following neighbourhoods/areas have been recognized as a FireSmart Community so far;
- Upper Princeton South
- Forest Hills & Thompson Drive
In 2016 the District of Peachland received the Community Protection Achievement Award
Do you want to be a FireSmart Community? Contact the Peachland FireSmart Team – they can help walk you through the steps.
How to Become a FireSmart Community
Would you like to make your entire neighbourhood more resilient to wildfire?
Neighbourhoods, subdivisions and small towns throughout Canada prone to wildfires can become a FireSmart Community. You’ll be recognized with an on-site plaque posted in your neighbourhood, providing peace of mind to both residents and visitors.
FireSmart communities also take part in a fun annual community event guided by the local fire department. Firefighters come to the community to help with risk reduction and fuel removal, tied in to a neighbourhood block-type event.
To find out more, contact the Peachland FireSmart Team, who will connect you with a community FireSmart representative. This representative will visit your area and assess any potential wildfire hazards.
Read the FireSmart Community brochure for more details.