Province takes early action to prepare for wildfire, drought season

By Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
Government of British Columbia
March 18, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Province is taking several early steps to prepare for the wildfire and drought season, including working proactively with local governments and First Nations to help keep people and communities safe and informed. …Stemming from the ongoing work of the Premier’s Expert Task Force on Emergencies, the Province has enhanced wildfire preparedness and support for evacuees across B.C. This work includes incorporating advanced wildfire predictive technologies, expanding the number of firefighting tools available to BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) crews and streamlining training for Emergency Support Services (ESS) responders. …Current forecasts indicate that British Columbia may experience an active spring-wildfire season due to persistent drought conditions. …“Many communities experienced severe drought conditions last summer. The potential for drought conditions this year is very real and we are taking steps to help people prepare,” said Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.

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