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Community Preparedness FAQ's
I’m thinking of moving to the area, what are some of the local hazards?
Some hazards are with us all year round while others come and go with the seasons.
Is there any help available for my neighbor who just lost everything in a house fire yesterday – who should I call?
Call 250-960-4400 (24/7) and request contact with the Regional District Emergency Management staff for the Evacuee Support Program.
More information about the Evacuee Support Program
Where can I get the most up to date information on fire bans and active wildfires?
The Regional District does not provide burning permits. The BC Wildfire Service website is the best place to get burning permit and wildfire related information. The links below will provide you with access to their home page and contact numbers should you require a permit.
It is really dry and with the rivers and creeks low, are we at risk of drought in 2017?
The latest information on drought in BC can be found at the BC Drought Information Portal.
I am really concerned about our air quality, where can I find out more about open burning?
Anyone burning material also must comply with any local bylaws that exist for fire protection and/or air quality. Air pollution from burning of waste can generate plumes of smoke which can generate fire brands and flying debris.
More information can be found at the link below or the Ministry of Environment Fact Sheet on Burning located on the Helpful Resources and Sample Documents page.
Where can I get updates and more information on public health alerts and advisories in my area?
Health alerts for communities around the Northern Health region are listed on the Northern Health website at the link below. These alerts are posted to provide Northern BC residents with information on how to protect your family's well-being and avoid illness due to a local health situation, including (but not limited to): an outbreak of a communicable disease like influenza, gastrointestinal illness or C-difficile; unsafe water conditions; a food recall, or; swimming advisories based on algae blooms.
Our community is not near the coast, why should we care about earthquakes?
True, most of the land mass within the regional district is not considered High Hazard for Earthquakes however we often travel to places where earthquake hazard risks are high. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is committed to safeguarding our communities through the provision of emergency management and preparedness.
We live in interior BC but we travel the world and preparedness knows no borders. More additional information and great video’s can be found at: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/
What is the best way to use sandbags – how do I make a good temporary flood protection structure?