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 a grab-and-go emergency kit.
- Know what to do if you are asked to evacuate. Ensure you have included evacuation in your household emergency plan. Use the evacuation plan tool to ensure you have included all the information you need in your plan and that you know your evacuation zone and closest central muster point.
- Keep your vehicle's fuel tank at least half full during wildfire season.
- Know where to get emergency information and updates. Stay informed.
- Emergency Management BC has
Emergency Management BC has released a new Wildfire Preparedness Guide that provides information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire, and includes advice on protecting your property, managing stress and coping with smoke.
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.
- Monitor the Pique's Facebook page @PiqueNewsmagazine