Wildland Urban Interface Fires
Wildfires can quickly spread from the forest to a community, becoming what's known as an interface fire.
Help keep your family, property and home safe by preparing in advance and learning how to reduce the fire danger where you live. Get prepared for a wildfire, make your property FireSmart, and check BC Wildfire Service for the most up-to-date information on wildfires in your area.
Local Government Resources
- Letter to Fire Chiefs and Emergency Coordinators (2020) (PDF, 230KB)
- Structure Protection Program - Frequently Asked Questions (2020) (PDF. 253.2KB)
- Wildland Urban Interface - Fire Department Resources Form (2020) (DOCX, 70.5KB)
- Structural Firefighter Crew Protection Equipment (2019) (DOCX, 40.8KB)
- Apparatus Inventory (2019) (DOCX, 48.6KB)
Procedures & Invoice Forms
- EMBC Interim Policy and Procedures Bulletin Fire Season 2020 (PDF, 101.2KB)
- Inter-Agency Operational Procedures and Reimbursement Rates 2020 (PDF, 682KB)
Training Resources - Structure Protection Program (SPP)
- Structure Protection training workshop (SPP 115) background information (PDF, 154KB)
- Wildland Firefighter Level 1 training workshop (SPP WFF 1) background information (PDF, 210.8KB)
- SPP Training Request Form (DOCX, 275.9KB)
- SPP Application to Qualify as a Trainer Form (DOCX, 258.3KB)
Special update: The online WSPP-115 training package (linked below) was created by BC Wildfire (BCWS) for SPU crews and can be used by Fire departments as a refresher. BCWS will accept anyone who takes this refresher course and is signed off by the their FD Training Officer or Fire Chief that they have completed the course will meet the intent for the 2020 wildfire season only. This does not give them a certificate meeting the WSPP-115 requirements; students will still be required to take the two day course in the future after COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.