FireSmart Program

FireSmart Guidebook for Community Protection

The FireSmart Guidebook for Community Protection provides municipalities, municipal districts, Aboriginal governments and other communities with strategies and planning measures to help reduce the risk from wildland fire.

The Guidebook has been developed to help you get started with FireSmart planning.

The guidebook also outlines wildland fire mitigation and preparedness measures communities can take to reduce risk and minimize the unwanted effects of wildland fire. Community wildland fire protection is a shared responsibility, and a collaborative approach is necessary to strengthen the NWT’s resiliency to the threat of wildland fire.