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REPORT WILDFIRES:  1-888-798-FIRE (3473)

The Village of Haines Junction is encourages YOU to take measures to FireSmart your home and property!

What is FireSmart?

FireSmart Canada is a national program that helps Canadians increase community resilience to wildfire and minimize its negative impacts.  The FireSmart Program began in 1993 in response to concerns about wildfire in the wildland urban interface. Since the program began over 30 years ago, the threat of wildfire has increased significantly as our climate has, and continues to, change. FireSmart Canada has developed practical, effective and science-based tools to help homeowners be better prepared when wildfire occurs.   FireSmart starts with where you live. Research has shown that homes and their surrounding areas -- also know as the Home Ignition Zone -- are particularly vulnerable to wildfire. 

How can I reduce the risk to my home?

  1. Read the FireSmart Homeowner's Manual.  The  FireSmart Homeowner's Manual, prepared by the Government of Yukon and FireSmart Canada,  Complete the FireSmart Score Card to determine your home and yard hazard score. 
  2. Get the FireSmart App!  The FireSmart Begins at Home App from FireSmart Canada leads you through an assessment of your your home and provides you with specific suggestions of what you can do to make your home more resilient.  Download the app on the Apple Store and Google Play.
  3. Get a Professional FireSmart Home Assessment. The Village is working on coordinating free, 1-hour Firesmart Home Assessments. During an assessment, an assessor will visit your property, provide FireSmart recommendations, and answer your questions.  Reserve a spot on our FireSmart Home Assessment waiting list by contacting or calling 634-7100.

How can I reduce the risk in my neighbourhood?

  1. Report Wildfires -  If you see a wildfire, report it.  1-888-798-FIRE (3473)
  2. Become a Recognized Neighbourhood - FireSmart Canada has a Neighbourhood Recognition Program. This national program officially recognizes neighbourhoods that have taken critical steps to reduce their vulnerability to wildfire.   The program focuses on bringing neighbours together to address threats on individual properties and in common areas. 
    1. Learn more about the Neighbourhood Recognition Program by watching this YouTube video  
    2. Apply to become a recognized neighbourhood through the NRP Web Portal.

What do I need to do to get my home and family prepared in case of an emergency?

  1. Register with Voyent Alerts - When an emergency happens, the Village of Haines Junction will communicate regular updates through a variety of channels, including the VoyentAlert system.  Get immediate notifications of local emergency alerts right how you want to receive them -- either by text message (SMS), email and/or a phone call -- by registering with Voyent Alerts.
  2. Make an Emergency Kit - Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours without power or running water.  For guidance on what essential items to put into your home kit and your car kit, see what goes in my kit?
  3. Monitor the Wildfire Situation - Keep on top of the current wildfire situation, fire danger ratings and other important wildfire-related information on the Government of Yukon Wildfire Information Hub.

Fire History of the Haines Junction Area. Click here to read the 2022 Haines Junction Community Wildfire Protection Plan.