Emergency Planning

Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone—from community members to fire agencies.

When multiple agencies join forces to respond to an emergency, the process can be complex.

Addressing interface characteristics and response strategies will help you to prepare for wildfire. Evacuations, response and recovery from a wildfire should be considered in your emergency plans.

If you are a community member you can learn how to prepare your home for wildfire.

If you are a firefighter you can help your community to prepare for wildfire.

FireSmart – Protection Your Community From Wildfire has detailed information on development considerations in Chapter 4: Emergency Measures.


Protecting Your Community from Wildfire

I commit to remove all long grass, shrubs, logs, branches, twigs and needles within 10 metres of my home

— Angie Ross, Community Member, West Kelowna, British Columbia