Tree Frog Forestry News

BC Wildfire Service implements new measures to battle wildfires

By Wayne Moore
Castanet
May 21, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

B.C. is ready to go as summer and the wildfire season fast approaches. Forest Minister Doug Donaldson made the declaration Thursday morning. “We have the funding, the expertise, the equipment and the people to deal with whatever is in store,” said Donaldson. …Jody Lucius, BCWS Supt. of communications and engagement says those new protocols have been instituted, including: …Development of five-person crew camp kits that give firefighters additional amenities and allow them to stay in the same place for longer periods of time. The BCWS has also implemented Category 2 and Category 3 fire prohibitions. Resource management burning has also been curtailed. “We’ve done this in order to minimize the amount of smoke in the air, and also to reduce the need for first responders from responding to preventable, and unnecessary human caused wildfires,” said Lucius.

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