MKSP Wildfire Awareness

Fire Prevention Steps

  • No Campfires permitted.
  • Be Careful When Smoking (this includes smoking inside vehicles).
  • Practice safe operation and fueling of generators.
  • Park vehicles where there is little natural fuel beneath.
  • Pack fire extinguishers with you to MKSP.
  • Establish a buddy system so that if person[s] leave for a hike, etc., someone remaining will know this.
  • Mobility-impaired persons: operate with a buddy system.

If Fire or Smoke is Discovered

  • Warn everyone on the hill. Call out.  Speak clearly.  Three blasts of vehicle horn.  Repeat.
  • In case of evacuation, pay attention to organizers for guidance.
  • Remain calm, do not run.  Drive vehicles at moderate speeds.

Contacting BC Wildfire Services

Call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone) as soon as possible.

Store these numbers in your “Contacts” and know where the cellular signal is strong enough to make a call.


When Reporting a Fire!

  • Locationi.e. Where is the fire? How far up the hillside?
  • Size: i.e. Metres? Hectares? Size of a house? Size of a football field?
  • Rate of Spread: i.e. How quickly is the fire spreading?
  • Fuel: i.e. What is burning? Grass, bushes, trees?
  • Smoke/Flames: i.e. What colour is the smoke? Are flames visible?
  • Threat: i.e. Are there any people or vehicles/tents at risk?
  • Action: i.e. Is anyone fighting the fire?