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 1-250-561-4628.
Please note that the Wildfire Act applies to both public (Crown) and private land in the rural areas of the Peace River Regional District. 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.
Report fire sightings or the smell of smoke to 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on cellular networks.
Are you FireSmart?
The new website www.firesmartbc.ca introduces the FireSmart program and its seven disciplines and is now launched. The website is for the public and intended as a one-stop-shop for all things FireSmart. The FireSmart BC site includes links to training, education and downloadable content.
- An events calendar detailing FireSmart activities throughout the province.
- Links to FireSmart courses and workshops including information on how to register.
- A Resource Library with links to downloadable content promoting FireSmart includes posters, Home Assessment Guides and applications to become recognized as a FireSmart Community.
- Information on all seven of the FireSmart Disciplines: education, vegetation management, cross-training, interagency cooperation, development considerations, emergency planning, and legislation and planning.
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