ESS Updates

PRRD ESS Update No. 3
As of 13:30, September 12, 2022

The Reception Centre (RC) in Fort St. John at the North Peace Arena (9805 – 96 Ave) hours are as follows:

Monday, Sept 12: 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm

Please note that you must check in at the RC, even if you are camping, to receive vouchers. Evacuees can register in person at the RC, or virtually by calling 250-794-3310.

If you have registered or checked in at the RC, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

PRRD ESS Update No. 2
As of 12:15, September 11, 2022

Through a coordinated effort between the City of Fort St. John, District of Hudson’s Hope and the PRRD EOC, a centralized evacuee assistance thread has been created on the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page.

If residents would like to offer assistance to the evacuees of the Battleship Mountain wildfire, please post your offer in the comment thread

A running ESS priority list will also be kept on this status.

To access the thread, visit the City of Fort St. John Facebook page, and the thread is pinned to the top of their page. If you are having trouble accessing the thread, please call 250-794-3310.

PRRD ESS Update No. 1

As of 09:19, September 11, 2022

  • Battleship Mountain wildfire All evacuees must check in with ESS, either in person or by calling 250-794-3310
  • The Reception Centre (RC) at the North Peace Arena in FSJ (9805 – 96 Ave) will open at 9am today and remain open until 20:00 (8pm)
  • Last night, the RC was open until 1am with a peak of 24 volunteers
  • Accommodations are still available in FSJ but backup has been confirmed should that change

The PRRD EOC, District of Hudson’s Hope and the City of Fort St. John have received a tremendous outpouring of support from the residents of the Peace region asking how they can help their neighbours during this very hard time. We thank you all for your very generous offers; at this time, the ESS does not want for anything and should that change, a notice will be put out.

On behalf of the PRRD, we will continue to do everything we can to support residents from Hudson’s Hope and the surrounding area. Our thoughts and hearts are with them, and the BC Wildfire Service as they go into another day facing the Battleship Mountain wildfire.

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