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Plan, prepare, stay informed

Learn how to prepare yourself and your home in the event of a wildfire or evacuation.

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Have a plan

Emergency situations can be extremely stressful and disorienting. However, a plan that is easy to follow will help your family find each other safely if you have to evacuate.

Create an emergency plan with your family and ensure it is easy to access at work or at home. Find out how to prepare for a wildfire.

Start with this fillable plan from Prepared BC.

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Be prepared

Wildfires can be unpredictable. Especially if you live in an area prone to wildfire, you should be ready to leave immediately. Have a go-kit ready for every household member and a wildfire plan.

Follow this basic supply list to build your kits.

Increase the chance your home will survive a wildfire by minimizing flammable materials around your house. Learn how to FireSmart your home.

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Stay informed

During an emergency, the situation can change quickly. Keep up-to-date on evacuation orders and alerts by following your local government, First Nation and emergency services. Save emergency numbers as contacts in your phone.

For information on the current wildfire situation across B.C., follow the BC Wildfire Service on Facebook and Twitter. Download the mobile wildfire application on your cell phone (available for Apple or Android devices).

Report a wildfire:
1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell

Fire information line: 1 888 336-7378

Burn registration line: 1 888 797-1717

Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo

Facebook: BC Wildfire Service

YouTube: BCWS YouTube

Media contacts: click here

Find more contact info

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