The Cariboo Regional District began creating an Emergency Program in May 2005 in response to legislation passed by the Province of British Columbia. On May 28, 2006 the Emergency Plan was adopted by the CRD Board of Directors.
The Regional District is focusing its response planning on meeting the needs of residents and effective public communication. Operational responses will continue to be led primarily by the provincial ministries, such as the Ministry of Forests for wildfires for example. Effective coordination with municipalities in the region will be necessary to ensure all local resources are used efficiently and effectively.
For more information or to discuss this plan, you may contact our:
Emergency Program Coordinator
at (250) 392-3351 or
The Cariboo Regional District received approval in September 2005 to complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Cariboo-Chilcotin through a funding program administered by the Union of BC Municipalities and the Ministry of Forests.
This plan is presented to assist residents, provincial and regional government, and land users to address and coordinate management activities in the interface. The term interface is used to describe areas mixing residential and commercial buildings within heavily forested areas. This regional plan will combine with the community level wildfire planning currently underway in Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.
The Williams Lake Interface Fire Committee was formed in response to the recommendations and action resulting from the wildfires around BC in the summer of 2003, specifically the Filmon Report. This multi-party committee was facilitated by the Fraser Basin Council to produce a management plan. The final plan was released in September 2005.
The Quesnel and Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan was developed to address the threat of wildfire to public safety and property values. Local individuals from a wide cross section of the community produced this plan for a defined area surrounding the City of Quesnel.
For more information on how you or your community can plan to be prepared, contact the Emergency Program Coordinator at (250)392-3351.
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