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Hazards in the Regional District

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Links to Outside Agencies

 

Community Preparedness FAQ's

Some hazards are with us all year round while others come and go with the seasons.

Here is our general list and details about each hazard.

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

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.

http://bcwildfire.ca/index.htm
http://bcwildfire.ca/contactus/

The latest information on drought in BC can be found at the BC Drought Information P​o​r​t​a​l.

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.

Ministry of ENV Fact Sheet

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.

https://northernhealth.ca/YourHealth/HealthAlerts.aspx

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/

There is some really great advice at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exb2iUgH8cI&feature=youtu.be