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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.

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 introduce the new 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 2020 will be on the reduction of combustible vegetation in and around residences – 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 June 12th to October 31st, 2020 on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline to complete the recommended work, and request a rebate is November 30th, 2020. There are approximately 40 rebates available.