Kamloops, BC – July 30, 2020 – As the BC Day Long Weekend approaches and heat warnings continue throughout the region, the TNRD is reminding residents to be extremely careful with campfires and other activities that could lead to human-caused wildfires.
If you live or spend your summer in an area that is prone to wildfire, you can help mitigate the risk by preparing your home, camping responsibility, and having an emergency plan. In the event of a wildfire, be sure you’re signed up to receive emergency notifications from the TNRD’s Emergency Operations Centre.
When you register for emergency alerts, you can monitor important locations like a family cabin, relative’s home, or workplace. So even if you’re not in the area when a wildfire occurs, you will be notified of critical alerts and orders and can take action accordingly. To learn more, visit tnrd.ca/voyent-alert.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire, please contact the BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone as soon as possible. For the most up-to-date information, visit bcwildfire.ca.
Kevin Skrepnek, Emergency Program Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel: 250 377-6302