If you see smoke in the hills above Naramata between now and April, it's likely coming from the planned burning of approximately 200 piles of wood debris, the results of a fuel management project in the area in conjunction with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Burning will only take place on days with appropriate venting, to minimize the impacts of the resulting smoke. Trained BC...
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We’re hiring!

The BC Wildfire Service has a number of seasonal positions open for application across the province, including Information Officers, Operations Assistants and Logistics Officers.

Take a look at page below for more info on these positions, and check back for future postings throughout the winter and spring.

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We're hiring!

The BC Wildfire Service is looking for dispatchers - motivated multitaskers who provide the critical communication link between wildfire coordination centres and field operations.

Applications are being accepted until Feb 17, 2017 for seasonal positions at our centres across B.C.

If you’re looking for a rewarding job that is fast paced and challenging, apply today: [...
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Are you looking for a summer job that will take you to parts of British Columbia that you’ve never seen before?

Applications are being accepted until Jan. 15 for seasonal Fire Crew Members positions with the BC Wildfire Service

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What happens after you apply to be a #BCwildfire firefighter?

Applicants who pass the initial screening process will be interviewed for a chance to attend a New Recruit Boot Camp, held in Merritt in April and May.

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#BCwildfire crew members do more than just fight wildfires.

They also play important roles in their communities through the project work that they do.

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Becoming a #BCwildfire crew member is a challenge and an adventure. From boot camp to the fireline, here’s a snapshot of what our crews accomplish in a year.

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If you’re physically fit and highly motivated, visit our website and find out if you have what it takes to become a #BCwildfire fighter.

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Wildfires are rare in B.C. at this time of year, but the smoke from legal, registered open burns is often mistaken for smoke from a wildfire.

Map of registered open burns available to the public

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150 MILE HOUSE: A community information meeting and open house about upcoming wildfire risk reduction activities in the Borland Valley will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held at the 150 Mile House firehall at 3038 Pigeon Rd.

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The BC Wildfire Service is planning to burn about 75 piles of wood debris in the Mount Kobau area, about 15 kilometres northwest of Osoyoos. These burns are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 7 and will be concluded by the end of December 2016.

Piles of wood debris set to be burned in South Okanagan

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Firefighting aircraft will be visible in the skies above West Kelowna at about 1 p.m. today as part of an aviation demonstration associated with the Wildland Fire Canada 2016 conference.

Aerial firefighting demonstration above West Kelowna

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Wildfires have become a regular part of an Okanagan summer.

Between October 25 and 27 a lecture series at the Okanagan Regional Library in Kelowna, B.C. will help you to be prepared and resilient in the face of wildfire events.

The events are free, but advance registration is required to guarantee yourself a seat.

Wildland Fire Canada Lecture Series

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BC Wildfire Service crews will be conducting a series of controlled pile burns in the Pemberton area in October and November to remove logging debris and reduce the risk of wildfires in the area.
Burning could begin as early as Oct. 20, but since the timing is dependent on weather conditions, the exact date of these burns cannot be determined in advance. The goal is to remove this wildfire...
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Controlled pile burning scheduled in Pemberton area

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Effective at noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, the current Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.

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BC Wildfire Service crews will be conducting a series of controlled pile burns in the Squamish area in October to remove logging debris and reduce the risk of wildfires in the area.

This wildfire risk mitigation project will comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke control regulation to minimize the amount of smoke generated. While the piles are burning,...
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Controlled pile burning scheduled in Squamish area

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BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to conduct prescribed burning for BC Timber Sales this week. The initial prescribed burn operation started on Sept. 26, 2016.

BC Timber Sales and the BC Wildfire Service have decided to continue with planned ignition operations to take advantage of the favourable conditions. Smoke from this prescribed fire is visible from Highway 31 between Poplar Creek...
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Prescribed burn continues to be visible from Highway 31

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BC Wildfire Service crews will be conducting a series of controlled pile burns in the Harrison Lake / Hope area in October to remove logging debris and reduce the risk of wildfires.

This wildfire risk mitigation project will comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke control regulation to minimize the amount of smoke generated. While the piles are burning,...
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Controlled pile burning scheduled in Lower Mainland

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If weather permits on Sept. 29, 2016, the BC Wildfire Service will conducting an 11.7-hectatre prescribed burn four kilometres north of Nevertouch Lake, 50 kilometres east of Kelowna, B.C.

This prescribed burn will help reduce wildfire risk in the area, and smoke is expected to be visible from Big White Mountain and Highway 33 over the next two to three days. Lingering smoke could persist for...
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Prescribed burn may be visible from Big White Mountain

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If you see smoke today and live in Creston, Cranbrook, Trail, Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson or surrounding areas, chances are it's from a prescribed burn in Washington State.

Possible smoke in Southeast from outside of region

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