Welcome! Are you ready to FireSmart Your Home?

Communities within Central Saanich are set amongst a patchwork of natural and developed areas at risk of wildfire. Wildfire hazards can be reduced by following simple, preventative steps like adding a few FireSmart actions to regular yard work routine.

The District’s FireSmart Coordinator, Ryan Vantreight, is performing home assessments, working on a community wildfire resiliency plan and educating residents to help improve preparedness for wildfires. This program will support homes in Central Saanich as well as the SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) and W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation.


Homeowners can take simple actions to create a FireSmart property, dramatically increasing the resistance of your home and property to wildfire damage.

  1. To learn more, please contact Ryan today 250-415-8066 or
  2. Schedule a free home assessment 250-415-8066 or
  3. Read the Homeowner's Manual, Landscaping Guide and more in 'Related Documents and Links'
  4. Watch videos at the bottom of this page



An introduction to FireSmart

Why FireSmart your property?

Watch Larry Watkinson (Fire Chief of Penticton) give a Home Ignition Zone Assessment for a homeowner in Penticton, BC. Home assessments are a great opportunity to identify where FireSmart practices can be applied on the home.



Take the Central Saanich FireSmart Survey

An essential part of the FireSmart program is public engagement. Please participate in our survey to help us gauge residents' knowledge about wildfire hazards within our community.