The Whistler Emergency Program works with internal departments and external agencies to prepare for wildfire response. This includes training and mock exercises as well as plans and processes to follow during a wildfire response.
Be Prepared – Before a Wildfire
Keep your family safe by preparing in advance for a wildfire.
- Develop a household emergency plan.
- Put together an emergency kit.
- Connect with your neighbours.
- Know what to do if you are asked to evacuate.
- Keep your vehicle's fuel tank at least half full during wildfire season.
Report all fires in Whistler to 9-1-1.
During a Wildfire
Get information and updates
- Stay informed. Monitor whistler.ca and @rmwhistler (Twitter) and rmowhistler (FaceBook) for updates
- Listen to 102.1 Mountain FM and 101.5 Whistler FM for information about the fire and possible road closures.
- Follow FireSmart Canada's last-minute checklist to protect your home and property from wildfire. Do not shut off natural gas. If it is required that natural gas be shut off, FortisBC will do so.
- Be prepared to evacuate all family and pets at any time. Follow instructions from emergency officials.