It’s wildfire season.
From April to October, the computer-based Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) is updated daily at around 14:00 (2:00 pm) with either low, moderate, high, or extreme fire danger rating. This tool can assist fire managers in assessing the potential for ignition, spread, and burning intensity.
We can use this information for making fire prevention, preparedness, and suppression decisions, as well as other general fire management decisions.
Turn the Fire Danger Rating into Action!
LOW–PLAN out how you will prepare your home for wildfires by choosing which FireSmart actions to take.
MODERATE-PREPARE your home by putting those FireSmart actions into motion; yard work, renovations & maintenance.
HIGH–PREP your emergency kit and ensure you have a working plan that the whole family understands.
EXTREME–PAY ATTENTION to the City of Merritt, local news, BC Wildfire Service, and other applicable forms of communication regarding the ongoing fire situations in our area.
The City of Merritt falls within the Kamloops Fire Center and local fire danger rating information is collected from the Merritt 2 Hub. The Ratings are updated on our Facebook page, as well as on-site at 1799 Nicola Ave and approx. 1675 Juniper Dr. (across from Pineridge Cemetery).
Firefighter Greg Hodson
Hard work and training.
There’s no secret formula.
Protecting our community goes beyond response. Through public education, fuel mitigation, fire inspections, and investigations, we work to keep Merritt safe.
Did you know…? The City of Merritt is committed to reducing the wildfire risk on municipal property and in our ‘buffering areas’ in neighbouring jurisdictions, as identified in our Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Did you know…? Merritt Fire Rescue is required to provide fire inspections to all commercial occupancies within City limits, in accordance with City Bylaw.