Emergency Numbers

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

 

Maps

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

 

Be Prepared 

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 **

 

 

Resources

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/

Fire Prevention – http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-prevention

Travelling? Here are some recommendations: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/info-for-travelers-tourists-in-bc

 

 

Facebook Groups

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/

https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/?crisis_id=403385000056311

https://www.facebook.com/Ashcroft-Cache-Creek-Wildifre-201…/

https://www.facebook.com/Animal-Evacuation-2017-AshcroftCa…

https://www.facebook.com/Princeton-Wildfire-2017-Support-G…/

https://www.facebook.com/KamloopsSupport4Evacuees2017/

https://www.facebook.com/TNRDdonationsandlodging/

https://www.facebook.com/TNRD-Volunteer-Connections-2017-W…/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/915736221909156/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrinceGeorgeFireEvacueeInformation/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149181328981372/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCsEmergencyLIvestockAnimalEvacuationGroup/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BC.Wildfire.Evacuee.Support/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1031448250281317/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418410664894042/

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 connect@shuswapevent.com**

 

 

If you have been evacuated from your home, we'd like to extend you a warm welcome! We are sorry that you are in the Shuswap under these circumstances, but invite you to explore the area. May you, and your family, enjoy your time in our community. Here's a way to get started:

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