Wildfires are a natural part of the forest ecosystem. Almost 9% of the world’s forests are found in Canada so wildfires are relatively common around here. Some years are worse than others and unfortunately 2023 wildfires are already setting records in British Columbia. What does this mean to you? You need to be prepared. Today, we’ll share some useful resources, tips and information to help with your summer Preparedness planning.
Emergency Management at Your Fingertips
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism has just updated its Emergency Management webpage so all the information you need is at your fingertips. You’ll find all of the latest information on how to plan ahead, links to official sources of information during an emergency, and links to any evacuation alerts and orders.
CCCT can help with a wide variety of emergency management related issues, including:
- Emergency Communications
- Business continuity planning
- Data security
- Emergency Preparedness
- Connecting with and clarification of recovery programs
- Site response and evacuation planning
- Health and safety issues
- Staff training
If you are looking to get started with business continuity planning, enhance your existing plans, or just make your business more resilient, please reach out to your local Destination and Experience Manager or contact the office.
Tourism Emergency Management Framework
Cooperation is critical to properly respond to emergency events like wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. That’s why the leaders of British Columbia’s tourism industry and provincial agencies responsible for tourism and emergency management created a Tourism Emergency Management Framework to support ongoing collaboration and cooperation by British Columbians to protect the health and safety of travellers and support a resilient and sustainable tourism industry.
While we work to support visitors, residents, and businesses during an emergency, it’s also important to plan before and deliver ongoing support after the emergencies.
Know Before You Go
To ensure your guests have their best possible experience, we encourage you to encourage your guests to read our Safe & Responsible Travel guide in preparation for a visit to the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and to stay informed while you are here. Using the Know Before You Go resources for advanced planning and keeping up-to-date on ongoing events during travels will go a long way towards ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip.
BC Wildfire Service Interactive Map of Wildfires
Fire Bans and Restrictions
Environment Canada weather conditions and forecast
BC Travellers forecast
BC River Forecast Centre
Climate Ready BC
BC Drought & Water Scarcity Response Plan
Supporting Emergency Responders, Evacuees
Do you want to house emergency services crew or evacuees to help your community during times of crisis?
Let us know at CCCT and we can help you register as a supplier. A modernized system allows easier access to submit your bills and for evacuees to access services. CCC is working with our local ESS teams to connect your business.