Emergency Preparedness & Safety Info

Wildfire Status

source: B.C. Wildfire Service

http://www.bcwildfire.ca

1-888-336-7378 (3FOREST)

The government of BC’s official website for wildfires and includes an interactive wildfire map, wildfires of note, information bulletins, wildfire prevention information, and fire bans and restrictions.


Evacuation Alerts and Orders

source: Emergency Info BC

https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca

Emergency Info BC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies, both on this site and on Twitter via @EmergencyInfoBC. They share official response and recovery sources, as well as verified event information from trusted partners.


Regional Districts – Emergency Information pages

Regional District of the Central Okanagan

CORD Emergency Operations: https://www.cordemergency.ca/

Regional District of the North Okanagan

Emergency Management http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/emergency-management

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Emergency Management https://www.csrd.bc.ca/services/emergency-management

Okanagan Similkameen Regional District

Emergency Operations Centre https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/


Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA)

source: Government of BC

https://ess.gov.bc.ca/

The Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool is a new digital platform for Emergency Support Services. ERA is designed to increase the efficiency and speed of service delivery for evacuees across the province.


Animal Rescues in a Disaster 

Dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals and livestock in a disaster.

250-809-7152

A volunteer-based organization dedicated to animal welfare in times of a disaster or emergency, by providing sheltering, fostering or rescue of domesticated animals.


PreparedBC

source: Government of British Columbia

http://www.preparedbc.ca

Disasters happen and can potentially leave your household on its own for several days.

Sounds scary, but it doesn't have to be. PreparedBC can help you understand and prepare for the hazards in your area.

3 Steps to Preparedness:

  1. Know the Hazards
  2. Gather Your Supplies
  3. Make Your Plan

FireSmart BC

source: collection of relevant BC agencies and organizations

https://firesmartbc.ca/

A complete resource for keeping your home, neighbourhood, and community prepared for wildfires. As fires have increased in B.C. in the past decade, the need for preventative measures has never been greater.


Public Weather Alerts

source: Environment Canada

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

The government of Canada’s weather service and includes forecasts, alerts, and various maps.


Air Quality Health Index

source: Environment Canada

http://www.bcairquality.ca

The government of BC’s BC Air Quality website and includes air quality data, interactive maps, and link to smoke forecasts.


Drinking Water for Everyone

source: Interior Health

https://drinkingwaterforeveryone.ca

Interior Health’s website on clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.  Includes an interactive water advisory map for easy access to water advisories from Interior Health.  Also includes Interior Health educational videos and reports on drinking water.


Road Closures and Conditions

source: DriveBC

http://www.drivebc.com

1-800-550-4997

The government of BC’s official traveller information system.  Includes help for planning routes, information on variable speed limit signs, major events, and highway webcams. 


Emergency Social Services

source: Public Safety & Emergency Services

http://www.gov.bc.ca/emergencysocialservices

British Columbians forced from their homes by fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies may receive emergency social services for up to 72 hours.  Services may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support, information about the crisis, and family reunification.  There may also be special services like first aid, child minding, pet care and transportation.

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