The FireSmart Hub

The easiest and most flexible way to create a community FireSmart plan.

Ready for wildfire season?

Is your plan up-to-date and available for emergency services in the event that wildfire threatens your community?

The FireSmart Hub provides the tools communities need to ensure their plan is available to those who need it, when they need it. It houses your plan 24/7,eases plan maintenance, know the history of the work, communities can develop it on their own. Minimizes contracting costs because it’s easy to use.

How it works

  • Define the scope and assign roles

    Plan which activities you’ll need, set a schedule and allocate budget. Add project milestones to set specific targets during your schedule. Invite your planning team to help develop the plan collaboratively.

  • Get the resources you need

    Use the Hub to export a Geo-Referenced PDF that includes the data layers you need. Access any historical treatments or historical documents you need to aid in planning.

  • Import or draw GIS data

    Import treatment and structural protection data, such as values at risk. If you haven’t got a GIS export, the Hub includes GIS drawing tools for both data types.

  • Create the plan

    Upload your mitigation strategy and any other associated documents you’d like to store online. Then, create an online wildfire preparedness guide using the Hub’s wizard. The Hub includes a plan preview mode for you and your planning team to review the plan when you’re ready to publish.

  • Publish the plan

    Your plan can be public and shared with all, or private, so it’s only available to you and emergency services.

Communities with Plans in the Hub

  • Athabasca
  • Bellvue
  • Blairmore
  • Bragg Creek
  • Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement
  • Calling Lake
  • Coleman
  • Edson
  • Evan Thomas Public Recreation Area, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
  • Fox Creek
  • Frank
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement
  • Harvey Heights
  • High Level
  • Hillcrest
  • Hinton
  • Horburg
  • Lac Des Arcs
  • Slave Lake
  • Swan Hills
  • Wabasca
  • Whitecourt

Need a resource to help get you started?

Download a copy of 'Developing a Wildfire Preparedness Guide'.

This manual is a reference for municipal representatives, community leaders, contract planners and government employees for use during the planning, development and updating of WPG documents. It contains a methodology, an example template, and additional information developed by Alberta Wildfire with input from various partners.

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