The Office of the Fire Commissioner has compiled a Fire Hazard Mapping System for BC. These graduated levels are symbolized by color on the RDN map.
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If you reside in a 'Red' or 'Orange' zone, the RDN recommends you read the FireSmart Manual, a fire assessment. Go to www.bcwildfire.ca to download a manual or conduct your own assessment. There are many simple and inexpensive harm reduction measures you can take. Prevention and knowledge are the best protection for your family and home. This information is provided by the Ministry of Forests, Protection Branch, and is under review and may be incomplete or need updating as a result of new forest harvesting or development activity. The RDN will be working with the Province and local fire departments to update and improve this information.
Check out what your fire hazard rating is by using the RDN FireHazard Map in your overall area. You can move around the map and zoom in on a particular area. You can also go to the RDN interactive map on the main page for information on a specific address, [ Click Here ] . Click on the upper tab "FireSmart Hazard Rating", type in your address and you will find out your rating.