Report A Wildfire: Call Toll-Free 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell
Shuswap Emergency Program Operation Center 250-833-3351 https://www.facebook.com/shuswapemergency/
Thomspon-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operation Centre line > 1-866-377-7188
Current Wildfires – Interactive Map: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
Live map or animal rescue needs and homes available https://bcfirerescue.ushahidi.io/views/map
Air quality maps http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/…/…/readings/find-stations-map.html
BC Fire Rescue map https://bcfirerescue.ushahidi.io/views/map
At any moment the wildfire status in your area could change. Being prepared can help keep your family safe and help you to stay more calm, helping you to make good decisions in an emergency. The Province of BC has some great resources, including emergency kit checklists and precautions to take. Find it here.
1. Have a plan
2. Have an emergency kit packed and easily accessible.
3. Connect with your neighbours.
If you Are Evacuated From Your Home
CLICK HERE for a complete resource of official information from the Province of BC.
**MOST IMPORTANT **
- IF YOU ARE EVACUATED YOU MUST CHECK IN ONLINE OR IN PERSON WITH THE RED CROSS http://www.redcross.ca/…/current-eme…/british-columbia-fires
- IF YOU NEED FOOD AND/OR LODGING then ALSO CHECK INTO THE EMERGENCY RECEPTION CENTRE, located at the Prestige Hotel. 251 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm.
- TO LOCATE PATIENTS BEING RELOCATED FROM HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN ASHCROFT, 100 MILE AND WILLIAMS LAKE 1-877-442-2001 or email@example.com
BC Wildfire Services http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
Kamloops Area Wildfire Resources – updated daily: https://www.facebook.com/notes/kamloops-area-wildfire-resources-group/list-of-meals-and-other-non-emergent-resources-for-evacuees/128562054408991/
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce list of resources updated twice per day: http://www.kamloopschamber.ca/2017-forest-fire-information-…
Interior Health – https://www.interiorhealth.ca/…/Emer…/Pages/MajorEvents.aspx
Disaster Financial Assistance – http://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/emerg…/disaster-financial-assistance
To apply for EI Benefits if you have been displaced go to https://www.canada.ca/…/ser…/wildfires-british-columbia.html
CFJC Today – Kamloops http://cfjctoday.com/bc-wildfire-info-page
Current Road conditions and closures – know before you go! http://www.drivebc.com/
Cache Creek, Ashcroft, and Little Fort areas > Thompson-Nicola Regional District http://tnrd.ca/
Travelling? Here are some recommendations: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/info-for-travelers-tourists-in-bc
We recommend that you FIRST check that your information is from a credible source, here are some other facebook resources you may find helpful.
Williams Lake, 103 Mile House, 105 Mile House, Lac La Hache, and 108 Mile Ranch https://www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations/
Thank you to Angela Bourgois for compiling this list and creating the Shuswap 2017 Evacuation Support Group
** If you find any of this information to be outdated, or have new information to share, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org**