BC FIRE DANGER RATING -
In 2009, there were 3,064 Forest Fires in BC . . .
Lets NOT lose more of our beautiful forests to human caused forest fires
Government of BC -
CANADIAN FOREST FIRE SERVICE
Response plans include a three-
1. Evacuation Alert: Local authorities issue a warning about an imminent threat to life and property, and people are asked to be ready to leave on short notice. When people choose to leave an area before or during the issuing of an alert this is referred to as a voluntary evacuation.
2. Evacuation Order: When the population is determined to be at imminent risk, local authorities issue an evacuation order and people must leave the area immediately. Local police or RCMP enforce evacuation orders.
3. Evacuation Rescind: An evacuation order or alert is rescinded or lifted by local authorities when it is determined to be safe for residents to return home. An evacuation order may be reinstated if a threat returns.
Local Emergency Social Services volunteers coordinate the provision of support to
evacuees at designated reception centres. They may provide short-
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KIDS . . . Be Prepared -
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