Wildfire Governance

The BC Wildfire Service is tasked with managing wildfires through a combination of wildfire prevention, mitigation and suppression strategies, on both Crown and private lands outside of organised areas such as municipalities or regional districts.

While the BC Wildfire Service is mandated to mitigate the impacts of wildfire on life and assets, particularly forests and grasslands, it gives high priority to fuel management and wildfire suppression in interface areas where communities and forests come together.

Since its formation in 1912 the BC Wildfire Service has accumulated over 90 years of experience and is proud to share its knowledge and expertise with the international wildfire management community. Since the early 1990s the BC Wildfire Service has participated in projects throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, providing customised fire suppression training and advice on available equipment and systems technologies.

Client countries to date

A map of the BC Wildfire Service's client countries.

Africa Asia Australasia Central & South America Europe
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Belarus
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey