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FireSmart: Prevent and Prepare for Wildfire

Discover what it means to be FireSmart.  Find out what you can do to prevent and prepare for wildfire, and protect your home and community. To get started, here’s What You Need to Know About Wildfire.

Protect your home and yard 

If you live in or near the forest, wildfire happens. Are you ready? Find out, using our homeowner’s manual and booklet, and other helpful information.

New construction made FireSmart

Development standards play a significant role in reducing the potential impact a wildfire will have on a community. The recommendations in this guide will reduce the risk of wildfire to your home and neighbourhood.

Protect your community

Saskatchewan's Emergency Planning Act requires communities to develop plans to respond to the threat from wildfire or other emergencies. You can make a difference when it comes to keeping your community safe. Find out how your community can be recognized as FireSmart.

Campfires

Every year, provincial and municipal firefighters have to put out wildfires from campfires that get away. Don’t let yours be one of them. 

Protect industrial and commercial operations

If your business operates in or near provincial forests or parks, you can take steps to reduce and manage your wildfire risk. Learn about best practices and your legal obligations to prepare for and prevent wildfires.

Protect your farm or ranch

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you may face special burning challenges. Learn how to safely burn stubble, piles and windrows, and find tips on handling livestock in the case of a wildfire.

FireSmart resources for schools

Whatever your age, you can be help prevent and prepare for wildfire. Teachers can bring FireSmart into their classrooms with our kid-friendly fire ambassador booklet. Smokey Bear is also available to visit your classroom or event from April to September. For more information, contact Bear.Smokey@gov.sk.ca.

FireSmart case studies

Being FireSmart works.  Read real-life stories about how taking action before wildfire made a huge difference for a number of communities.

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