Wildfire Information for Foster Parents
BC Centre for Disease Control
Wildfires and smoke have always occurred in British Columbia, but they are becoming more frequent and severe as the climate changes. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution that can affect your health.
Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function.
What to do if you get an evacuation order?
BC Wildfires are affecting many regions. If you live in a wildfire-impacted area, be prepared in case you need to evacuate. Have a household emergency plan. Know the difference between an evacuation alert or order.
Register with Emergency Support Services
People on evacuation alert/order, or displaced due to wildfire: please register with Emergency Support Services asap. ESS can provide emergency services. If your local government or First Nation has asked you to register online, please visit: http://ESS.gov.bc.ca
BC Wildfire Update
Watch Premier David Eby, Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests, and others, give an important update on the wildfire situation in BC.