In 2004, the Province of British Columbia mandated that regional districts develop and maintain emergency plans. The Peace River Regional District’s Emergency Plan was updated in 2014 and now includes an operational guide and program directive that identified priorities for the emergency program.
Wildfire Hazard in the Peace
Residents of the Peace Region are reminded that at many times of the year the Peace is at a higher than normal risk of wildfire. Please be aware of the fire danger rating and open fire bans and restrictions for our area (the Prince George Fire Centre) before lighting a fire. Burn registration numbers can be requested from the Wildfire Management Branch (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) at 888-797-1717.
Please note that the Wildfire Act applies on both public (Crown) and private land. Therefore, if fire bans are in effect for our area, they will apply to all private and Crown land in the Electoral (rural) Areas of the Peace River Regional District.
For up-to-date wildfire information please contact the BC Wildfire Management Branch at 888-3FOREST.
Report fire sightings or the smell of smoke to 800-663-5555 or *5555 on cellular networks.
Are you FireSmart?
The time to reduce the threat of wildfire is now, not when a fire is at your doorstep. Be proactive, be practical, and be FireSmart!
To find out more about how you can FireSmart your own property check the following: