FireSmart

FireSmart is living with and managing for wildfire.

Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. Community members, community leaders, forest companies, industry and government we all have responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfire. FireSmart uses preventative measures to reduce wildfire threat to Albertans and their communities while balancing the benefits of wildfire on the landscape.

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  • Can reduce the likelihood of large uncontrollable wildfires in Alberta’s forests.
  • Recognizes the benefit of introducing the controlled application of fire to sensitive and protected areas of the forest (prescribed fire).
  • Is built on partnerships between government, industry and homeowners. Wildfires burn regardless of administrative boundaries.

FireSmart Resources

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Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA)

FRIAA provides FireSmart program funding for projects that aim to reduce the risk of and mitigate potential damage caused by wildfires, through one of the seven FireSmart disciplines:

  • Cross training
  • Development considerations
  • Education
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Interagency cooperation
  • Legislation (policy) and planning
  • Vegetation management

The program is sponsored by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and aims to:

  • Provide financial assistance to those communities that wish to reduce the threat of wildfire
  • Support community involvement and ownership of the wildland/urban interface issues within municipal jurisdictions

The FRIAA program is open to communities throughout the province – both inside and outside of the Forest Protection Area.

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FireSmart Partnerships

The Alberta Government participates with organizations to achieve FireSmart objectives.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


Updated: Sep 8, 2017