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Invermere Firesmart Online Community Forum- Thursday June 17th, 2021

This is custom heading element Are you interested in finding out more about a FireSmart in Invermere? Join Travis Abbey, Invermere’s Firesmart Representative and Chief Jason Roe from Invermere Fire Rescue for a free Zoom presentation on the Neighbourhood Champion & Firesmart Program. Find out how you can reduce the risks of wildfire to your […]

“Only the Brave” Drive In Movie- Thursday June 24th

This is custom heading element Join us for a drive in FireSmart themed evening with Firesmart giveaways, videos clips and more at the Lakeview Parking lot in Downtown Invermere. Featuring the movie ” Only the Brave ” on Thursday June 24th. Entrance will open at 9:15pm. Movie will start roughly at 10pm when it is […]

FireSmart Invermere:

The District of Invermere supports the recommendations of the B.C. FireSmart program.

Neighbourhoods within the District of Invermere are opting to become FireSmart-designated communities.

Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire. We live in an area that is prone to danger from wildfire. You can take action to reduce your risk from wildfire — and become FireSmart.

Wanted: Neighbourhood Champions

May 26, 2021: Virtual Symposium

Join us on May 26th, 2021 for our inaugural symposium to learn about the future of FireSmart across the country, hear our live panel share FireSmart community success stories, and much more.

Yard Waste Pickup Program

You can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire. The District is running the Firesmart Yard Waste Pick-up Program to assist residents in disposing of spring yard waste. Residents are encouraged to clean up woody debris and deadfall. Especially the first 1.5m around your home. Click below for more:

FireSmart Rebate Program

As a part of our continued efforts to increase our community’s resilience to wildfire, the District of Invermere is excited to continue the FireSmart Rebate program. Homeowners who take steps to FireSmart their homes may be eligible to be reimbursed through the FireSmart Rebate Program. Through funding received from the Union of BC Municipality’s Community Resiliency Investment Program, the District of Invermere is offering $500 rebates to residents who take steps to FireSmart their homes or property.

The focus of the FireSmart Rebate Program in 2021 will be on the reduction of combustible vegetation in and around residences, and wood shake or wood shingle roofs– this is the simplest, yet most effective way to improve a home’s ability to survive a wildfire.

FireSmart Rebate Program

  • To qualify for a rebate, residents must first have a Fire Smart Home Assessment by the District of Invermere Certified Local FireSmart Representative completed.

  • Next, residents will need to take action on the recommendations made during the home assessment. The homeowner will submit their receipts (or copies of) to the front counter at the District of Invermere Municipal Office along with the Work plan / Estimate.

  • The District will then inspect and approve the completed work at the property. The homeowner will be reimbursed 50% of material and labour costs, to a maximum rebate of $500 per property.

  • The rebate program will be available for registration from May 1st to October 30th 2021 on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline to complete the recommended work, and request a rebate is November 30th, 2021. There are approximately 40 rebates available.