Wildfires have become more frequent and severe, posing a significant risk to our communities, wildlife, and natural habitats. The following list of resources aims to empower residents and visitors alike in wildfire prevention and preparedness, with valuable insights, practical tips, and essential information to build resilient communities and preserve and protect ecosystems in the Trust Area.

The following resources are provided by the Government of British Columbia, regional districts and are specific to islands within the Trust Area.

BC FireSmart

Wildfire is a risk that all British Columbians need to be prepared for. FireSmart BC is an excellent resource with home guides, a one hour course, FireSmart tips, and self-assessment tools.

BC Government

The Government of British Columbia has resources for residents that are areas that are prone to wildfire, or want to be proactive to prevent or prepare for a wildfire. Resources here include resources for preparing your home, camping responsibly, emergency plans, insurance coverage, and preparing your farm or agricultural business.

Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has several resources for residents to prepare themselves for wildfire.

Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD)

Sunshine Coast Regional District

There are four fire departments which fall under the umbrella of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

qathet Regional District (CVRD)

qathet Regional District operates four volunteer fire departments made up of a committed group of people who volunteer their time and energy to help protect our communities.

Bowen Island

Bowen Island Municipality and its Bowen Island Fire Rescue is committed to providing professional and effective services to all residents and visitors through a number of services.

Gabriola Island Local Trust Area

Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department: 250-247-9677
Wildfire reporting: 1-800-663-5555
Ambulance, fire, police: 911

Galiano Island Local Trust Area

South Galiano Volunteer Fire Department: 250-539-2131
North Galiano Volunteer Fire Department: 250-539-5453
Wildfire reporting: 1-800-663-5555
Ambulance, fire, police: 911

Gambier Island Local Trust Area

Gambier Fire Equipment Group: 604-916-0531
Wildfire reporting: 1-800-663-5555
Ambulance, fire, police: 911

The Gambier Fire Equipment Group was established with financial support from members of the community, grants from the Sunshine Coast Regional District, and the Gambier Island Community Association. It has made fire-fighting equipment and demonstrations and practice sessions available to community members.

Hornby Island Local Trust Area

Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area

Thetis Island Local Trust Area

Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department: 250-246-4834
Wildfire Reporting: 1-800-663-5555
Ambulance, Fire, Police: 911
Thetis Island Improvement district VFD: 250-246-4834