EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Fire: 9-1-1 Water: 604-414-3703

Fire Danger Rating

The fire danger ratings for BC can be found here: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation/fire-danger

Be Fire Smart

Download the Homeowner’s firesmart manual  The recommendations in this manual will help reduce the risk of wildfire near your home and neighbourhood and provide a better opportunity for firefighters to defend your home.

Wildfire Facts & Safety

The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety


Ventilation Index

The daily Smoke Control Forecast contains predictions of the Ventilation Index, a measure of atmospheric turbulence and low level winds, for 25 B.C. locations.

The burning of woody debris outdoors is only permitted when the forecast Ventilation Index is sufficient to disperse smoke.

Access the Venting Index Forecast Interactive Map

Forest Fires

Learn about forest fires at Wildfire Management BC

Emergency Information

Powell River Regional District has a page on Emergency Information, including being prepared for emergencies, as well as what to do during an emergency situation.

Emergency Preparedness

Lots of good articles on the BC Provincial Govt page Prepared BC, British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information.