Neighbourhood Recognition Program

Neighbourhood Recognition Program

FireSmart works best when people work together. 

The Neighbourhood Recognition Program recognizes neighbourhoods who collaborate to reduce the risk of wildfire. 

Ready to FireSmart your neighbourhood?

Seven steps to recognition:

Step 1 – Contact FireSmart Alberta to connect with your Neighbourhood Recognition Program (NRP) Specialist.

Step 2 – Your NRP Specialist visits your neighbourhood to introduce the Neighbourhood Recognition Program and familiarize themselves with your neighbourhood.

Step 3 – Establish a Neighbourhood FireSmart Committee.

Step 4 – Your NRP Specialist completes a Neighbourhood Wildfire Hazard Assessment before meeting with your Neighbourhood FireSmart Committee to provide recommendations towards risk reduction.

Step 5 – Your Neighbourhood FireSmart Committee prepares a Neighbourhood FireSmart Plan outlining actions to reduce the risk of wildfire and track your progress.

Step 6 – The fun part, throwing neighbourhood FireSmart events like educational BBQs, work bees, and chipping events. Note: Residents need to track their volunteer hours for your recognition application and annual renewals.

Step 7 – Apply for recognition or renewal with the support of your NRP Specialist.

Neighbourhood Recognition Program Specialists

Neighbourhood Recognition Program (NRP) Specialists coordinate the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program for their Indigenous community or municipality.  

Interested in becoming an NRP Specialist for your community? 

Start your journey by completing the Level 2 – NRP Specialist training and learn how to: 

  • Recruit a FireSmart neighbourhood committee.
  • Participate in FireSmart neighbourhood committee meetings.
  • Complete Neighbourhood Wildfire Hazard Assessments (NWHA).
  • Help neighbourhoods develop a FireSmart Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Engage in annual FireSmart neighbourhood events (education sessions, work bees, chipping events, etc.).
  • Assist FireSmart neighbourhood committees and neighbourhood champions to complete the application and renewal process.

FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program forms and links

Neighbourhood Recognition Program Specialist

Neighbourhood Wildfire Hazard Assessment Form

Neighbourhood Champion

Neighbourhood Committee List Form
Neighbourhood Plan
Volunteer Form
Resource Tracking Sheet
Neighbourhood Recognition Program Application

Recognized Neighbourhoods

Web Portal 

Apply for or renew your FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition and track your progress.  

Events & Workshops

Check out the FireSmart Alberta Events page for a list of upcoming workshops and training opportunities.