Wildland / Urban Interface Areas
The devastation caused by wildfires is evident across the province, and the risk is not limited to remote communities. Properties in Port Coquitlam are located in wildland-urban interface areas and are at a greater risk for wildfires, which could then spread to neighbouring areas. Property owners can play an important role in reducing the risk to their homes and neighbourhoods.
Reducing risk of fire damage to your property
- Prune shrubs and trees, and remove deadfall or woodpiles near your home.
- Keep your grass mowed.
- Ensure your roof, gutters and eaves are free of combustible debris; prune overhanging branches.
- Make sure chimneys meet current building codes and have spark arrestors.
- Contact BC Hydro if vegetation is near or touching power lines.
Book A Free FireSmart Home Assessment
Port Coquitlam residents living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) — located 30 metres within a forested area — can get a free Fire Smart home assessment conducted by local Port Coquitlam Firefighters, who will identify wildfire risks and measures to reduce them. To assess your eligibility, view a map of the wildland-urban interface here.
Request a FireSmart Home Assessment below! A Port Coquitlam Firefighter will reach out to applicants to confirm eligibility and schedule an appointment.
Wildland-Urban Interface Map
Fire Protective Services