FireSmart Program

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 a certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist and is performing free, confidential Home Partners Program (HPP) 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.





What is the FireSmart Home Partners Program?

The FireSmart BC Home Partners Program (HPP) was designed to engage residents in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a professional home assessment with property-specific recommendations.

What is a FireSmart BC Home Partners Property Assessment?

A FireSmart BC Home Partners Property Assessment? provides residents with:

  • An in-depth, on-site assessment conducted by experienced fire professionals.
  • An opportunity for property owners to identify mitigation actions unique to their property.
  • A detailed follow-up report with customized mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to your property.
  • An opportunity to earn FireSmart acknowledgement for your mitigation achievements through a certificate. The certificate is given upon successful completion of required mitigation actions and an on-site follow-up inspection.
  • A mitigation certification that can be shared with participating insurance providers to showcase mitigation activities and may be eligible for insurance incentives or discounts. Please note: FireSmart does not share the assessment or any details of the assessment with the insurance industry.
  • FireSmart Home signage for their property (upon successful completion of required mitigation actions and an on-site follow-up inspection).

An introduction to FireSmart

Why FireSmart your property?

Watch how a Home Ignition Zone Assessment in West Kelowna, BC. helped save one resident's property from the wildfires. Home assessments are a great opportunity to identify where FireSmart practices can be applied on your home.


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 about the program, please contact Ryan today 250-415-8066 or
  2. To schedule a free, confidential home assessment call 250-415-8066 or schedule an appointment using the calendar
  3. Read the Homeowner's Manual, Landscaping Guide and more in 'Related Documents and Links' at the bottom of this page