FireSmart Property Assessment Application Form

FireSmart British Columbia

Instructions: Fill out the application form (either electronically or print and write legibly in blue or black ink). Applications must be filled out and signed by either the property owner or the property owner’s legal representative.
Send your completed and signed application by:
Submitting the application online here via the "Submit Application" button
If you would like to mail, email, or fax your application please contact your Local Program Coordinator.
For any questions, please contact your Local Program Coordinator or, if you are not in an area where the FireSmart Home Partners program is being offered, please contact homepartners@firesmartbc.ca
Note: Property owners who join the Home Partners program actively participate in an on-site assessment with a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist. This professional assessment—estimated to take two to four hours to complete—will identify the strengths and weak links in a property’s defenses and recommend actions to take in order to reduce wildfire risk

General Information

Applicant Name
Property Address (to be assessed)
Applicant's Email Address
In which jurisdiction is the property located?
In which community is the property located?
Province / Territory
Parcel ID
Type of Property
Phone (Home)
Phone (Cell)
Postal Code

Applicant Contact Information

Are you the property owner or a legal representative?
If a legal representative, is the property owner(s) aware of this application?
Applicant Mailing Address (if different than property to be assessed):
Applicant Preferred Phone Number
Applicant Alternative Phone Number

Property Profile

For single family applicants: are you a year-round or part-time resident?
For all applicants: what is the nature of the residence? (check all that apply)

For duplex applicants: do you have a party-wall agreement?
A party wall agreement details the rights, obligations, and ownership with respect to the common wall (the party wall). The agreement will provide specific details such as: maintenance obligations, encroachments of the wall on to the neighbouring property and restrictions on renovations or alterations.
Note: In order to be eligible, all duplex parties must individually apply for and be accepted into the program. Both property owners (or the authorized representative) must be present at the same time for both the assessment and the inspection.
For multi-family applicants: how many units are there?
Note: In order to determine eligibility for multi-family applicants, we will call you to further discuss the number of units and the property management structure.

Program Liability Waiver and Applicant Signature(s)

As a FireSmart Home Partners program participant, I understand that I am required to permit and participate in a wildfire property assessment on my property with a FireSmart Home Partners Wildfire Mitigation Specialist. Based upon the results of the property assessment, the FireSmart Home Partners Wildfire Mitigation Specialist will work with me to take steps that may reduce the risk of wildfire damage to my property. I acknowledge and agree to the following:
RIGHT OF ENTRY: I certify that I am the owner or the owner’s authorized agent of the above-described property, and that I have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement. I grant freely and without coercion the right of access and entry to my property to FireSmart Canada (FireSmart), its agents, partner agencies organizations in right of the province of British Columbia (the “Province”) and authorized contractors at a mutually agreed upon date and time to assess my property for the risk of wildfire damage, to develop a customized wildfire mitigation report designed to reduce the risk of wildfire damage, to potentially mark vegetation for removal with paint and to make follow up visits to my property to make sure I am fully prepared for future wildfires.
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS: I understand that this Agreement/Permit is not an obligation upon FireSmart Home Partners to perform any work my property. I hereby release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless FireSmart, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, the Province and the participating local governments, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees, agents and representatives, and Wildfire Mitigation Specialists from all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses on account of damage to property, bodily injury, or death resulting from my participation in the FireSmart Home Partners program. By participating in the FireSmart Home Partners program and by executing this Agreement, it is my express intention and I hereby waive any and all claims which I might have to bring in any form, whether legal or equitable, arising out of my participation in the FireSmart Home Partners program and any incidence relating to, but not limited to, the performance of the property assessment, inspection and educational work by any released party herein.
DISCLOSURE OF PROPERTY OWNER INFORMATION: I understand that FireSmart Home Partners will collect data regarding my property in order to prepare a customized fire mitigation plan. With the exception of specific provincial government or local government or First Nations government responsible for performing these assessments, FireSmart Home Partners Program will not share this data with third parties without the expressed written consent of the property owner. FireSmart Home Partners Program will not disclosure to third parties, except as required by law, any personal information they may collect in connection with my participation in the program. FireSmart Home Partners Program will share program information with program funders as part of normal program reporting. I further acknowledge that FireSmart Home Partners Program will disclose the name, address and status of program participants to their local fire protection district.
DISCLAIMER: I have read and understand the following disclaimer: While the purpose of the FireSmart Home Partners program property assessment is to reduce the risk of fire damage to your home or property, following the requirements in the Wildfire Mitigation Report does not guarantee prevention of such damage. Wildfire mitigation work around your home can give firefighters the best chance to defend and protect your property from wildfires, and can also substantially increase your safety and reduce the risk to life and property. However, wildfire is unpredictable and can be impossible to stop or control, regardless of what mitigation efforts you have taken. The FireSmart Home Partners program makes no warranties, guarantees or representations of any kind with respective to the effectiveness of any mitigation efforts you undertake in connection with your participation in the FireSmart Home Partners program.
Note: Property Owners who join the Home Partners program may be asked to complete work in the Priority Zones that surround their home, and fire-resistant construction retrofits to their home in order to qualify for a Home Partners certificate. These mitigation actions are strictly voluntary but may be required in order to earn a program certificate. Property Owners must seek and attain all required 4 permits and/or HOA/Strata approval before removing trees from their property and/or initiating new construction or alterations to their homes. Preparing for wildfires is an ongoing, long-term effort that requires maintenance and upkeep and does not guarantee home survival. More information on FireSmart Canada guidelines is available at: www.firesmartcanada.ca.
I/we agree to be bound by the terms above
I/we (name of property owner(s) or legal representative as entered above) agree to accept the terms as outlined in this application and the FireSmart Home Partners program liability waiver in order to be eligible for the program. I/we understand that we can withdraw from the program at any time through written notification submitted to the program coordinator. Withdrawal from the program will result in my/our ineligibility to receive a FireSmart Home Partners program certificate.

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