Please join us in using this week as a reminder to be prepared. The wildfire season has come with a vengeance and many communities have had to implement mandatory evacuations, as well as shelter-in-place advisories. Are you ready?
Here are some resources that you can use to plan for your family safety:
If you are enjoying Canada’s outdoors this summer please do you part to preserve our forests, properties, and lives. If you see a forest fire please call: 1-800-663-5555, Cellular *5555, or 911. Be ready to share as much information as needed to assist in the initial assessment of the fire. Your assistance will help emergency management personnel determine the best course of action in managing the fire.
Before you head out, please be sure to check the campfire regulations in your area. Stay informed by calling: 1-888-3-FOREST for up to date information. Please read the Stoves & Campfires PDF for information on outdoor fires, and be sure you understand the regulations. Remember: The Wildfire Act applies to all Public & Private lands in BC.
Please follow https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter for updates on all emergencies in British Columbia
Please visit http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Fires.asp for information on forest fires in British Columbia.
Thank you for doing your part.
Matthew Lewis – VA7MJL firstname.lastname@example.org