As nearly half of all wildfires in B.C. are caused by human carelessness, TIABC has developed a PSA that can be utilized by our tourism industry to remind our residents and our visitors of the importance of fire safety in the summer. The tourism industry in BC is reliant on keeping our visitors, our natural environment, our businesses and ourselves safe.
TIABC encourages you to print the PSA and post it in prominent places at your tourism business.
Let’s protect our industry because #BCTourismCounts
Download the Public Service Announcement: Wildfire PSA
During times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to share information from official sources only. There are a variety of resources available to help you prepare for emergencies, gather up-to-date information and help visitors plan their travel.
In May 2017, a committee was initiated by the BC Wildfire Service to facilitate greater direction and integration of the seven FireSmart ® disciplines across the province of British Columbia based on the FireSmart Canada model. The BCFSC members consist of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC), Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC (FCABC), Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) and First Nations’