Tree Frog Forestry News

B.C. Wildfire Service puts an end to prescribed burns as part of pandemic-related adjustments

By Chad Klassen
CFJC Today
May 21, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The B.C. Wildfire Service says it has safeguards in place for firefighters and communities impacted by wildfire free from COVID-19 this summer. …Fire Information Officer Jody Lucius notes there are new sanitization protocols in place for firefighters … and pilots. … [and] that fire camps will look drastically different this summer to maintain social distancing. “Some of the things we’ve done are purchasing a professional-grade hand-washing …[and] going to single tents only,” said Lucius. “We’re looking at the size of camps.”…The B.C. Wildfire Service has put a stop to prescribed burns due to the pandemic … to limit the amount of smoke in the air for people who may have respiratory issues.

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