Wildfire Evacuation Information

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - WFN has staff actively involved with the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), addressing fire situations around our community and nation. WFN facilities are on the list of available spaces if needed. All evacuees need to register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) before accommodations will be provided. At this point in time, accommodations have been in the form of hotel rooms. Our staff are working hard to keep our community open, while being proactive and protective of our community members and forests. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021In the event that you are evacuated from your home due to wildfire, it is imperative that you register with the ESS in your area to ensure all evacuees are accounted for and First Responders do not go back in looking for individuals who have already evacuated. ESS is also responsible for setting evacuees up with vouchers for hotel rooms in your area, meals, etc. It is advised that you register with ESS online, but in person options are available. 

If you would like to be part of the current active wildfire response, CORD Emergency Support Services is actively seeking volunteers. Please email. 

If you are interested in volunteering to support WFN Members in the case of a wildfire emergency, please contact WFN. 

 Below is a current list of fires of note in the area along with contact info for ESS. Members who require additional support/services are asked to call WFN Community Services at 250 768 0227.

Wildfire Resource for Communities EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFO

Wise Man Creek Fire - Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Evacuation in Sicamous Area

  • Register at the Reception Centre at the Sicamous and District Seniors Centre, at 1901 Shuswap Avenue in Sicamous
  • Online Registration
  •  If you need assistance with transportation from the area, call: 250-833-3350

Nk’Mip Creek Fire - Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) Evacuation in Oliver / Osoyoos Area

  • If you require services, visit the ESS Reception Centre at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97, 36217 Main Street, Oliver 
  • Online Registration
  •  For Emergency Social Services Information, please call: 250-486-1890
  • Due to a shortage of hotel accommodations in the area, please consider making arrangements to stay with family or friends if possible. Take pets with you if you can. 
  • If you have pets or livestock that need to be cared for and billeted, please contact: Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) at 250-809-7152

 Brenda Creek Fire – Central Okanagan Regional District (CORD) Evacuations in WFN/West Kelowna/ Peachland / Kelowna area

  • If you require services, visit the ESS Reception Centre at the Salvation Army Kelowna Community Church, 1480 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5
  • Updates and details regarding resources, evacuation alerts, and the status of fires can be found here
  •  For Emergency Social Services information, please call: 250-469-8490

 Evacuation Registration and Assistance for All Areas: 

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