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City to host public open house on wildfire protection and emergency strategic plan

In conjunction with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and other community partners, the City of Prince George has crafted a strategy called the Community Wildfire Protection Plan to help reduce the risk of wildfire in and around Prince George.

The city will be hosting a public open house on May 15 to provide an update on the Plan and to answer questions from residents. The event will also include a summary of the progress being made on the city’s Emergency Strategic Plan, a five-year strategy that aims to improve the city’s readiness for all foreseeable emergencies, including wildfires.

The open house will be held on the second floor of the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre on Wednesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. There will be presentations at noon and 6 p.m. Representatives from the BC Wildfire Service and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) will also be participating.

During the event, residents can learn about multiple aspects of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Emergency Strategic Plan, including:

  • The risks to Prince George posed by wildfires.
  • How the risks from wildfires can and are being reduced.
  • How the City is preparing for possible wildfire emergencies.
  • FireSmart activities that individuals and homeowners can use to prepare for wildfire emergencies and reduce the risk for their homes and properties.

Evacuation Map

The City recently released an evacuation map of the city, which will help emergency officials communicate with residents should a local evacuation order or alert be issued. A high resolution copy is available for download on the City’s Emergency Response web page.

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