Nearly half of wildfires in BC are caused by human carelessness. How you can help:
- Obey bans and restrictions. View current fire bans and restrictions here.
- FireSmart Your Property. Download BC’s FireSmart Manual here.
- Camp responsibly – ensure your campfires are no larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres. Keep a shovel or at least eight litres of water nearby to extinguish your fire, and remember to create a firebreak. Before leaving, ensure your campfire is completely out and the ashes cool to touch.
- Call 1.800.663.5555 or dial *5555 on your cell immediately if you see smoke, flames or an unattended campfire.
For safety tips for home fire prevention from the Chilliwack Fire Department, visit this page.