It's Fire Season
With warm weather comes fire danger. Did you know that approximately 40% of wildfires in British Columbia are person-caused by activities such as open burning, the use of engines, or dropping burning substances such as a cigarette? The most important factor of person-caused fires is that they are predictable.
To learn about current fire bans and restrictions, click here
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia, please call either 911, or 1 800 663-5555 (or *5555 from a cell phone). Public information is crucial to the effectiveness of response.
Homeowners, learn how to FireSmart your home here
North Shore Evacuation Guide
Some emergencies — such as a fire, or hazardous materials release — may make staying in your home dangerous. In such cases, it may be safer for you to evacuate the area and go to family or friends, or an emergency reception centre.
NSEM has created the North Shore Evacuation Guide to help residents understand:
- what steps to take before and during an evacuation,
- the difference between an Evacuation Alert verses an Evacuation Order; and
- how to make an evacuation plan.
Preview or download the Evacuation Guide here.