All wildfire sightings or the presence of smoke should be reported immediately to BC’s Wildfire Management Branch at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular phones. For emergency response support due to a wildfire or other hazardous event, your first point of contact is Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) at 1-800-663-3456. This connects to EMBC’s 24/7 Emergency Coordination Centre.
If you are injured or experiencing a life threatening incident, you should immediately call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.
We encourage you to stay informed of wildfires in your area by visiting the websites below on a regular basis and registering for any notifications or bulletins available to you.
Latest News from the BC’s Wildfire Management Branch: http://bcwildfire.ca/
Review the Wildfires of Note regularly for the latest updates: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp
Take note of the daily Fire Danger Rating Map issued by the Wildfire Management Branch: http://bcwildfire.ca/Weather/Maps/danger_rating.htm
To find Air Quality Advisories issues by the BC Ministry of Environment:
For additional resources on Wildland Fire Preparedness, Prevention, and Current
Situations, please visit EMBC’s Wildland Fire Information:
For information regarding Emergency Management Preparedness for individuals
and families, visit Public Safety Canada’s website: http://www.getprepared.gc.ca
Kevin Malone, Manager
Emergency Management Unit
British Columbia Region
600-1138 Melville St.
VANCOUVER BC V6E 4S3
Mobile: (604) 454-7971