Wildfire Response

The BC Wildfire Service is internationally recognised as a leader in wildfire management and is known for its skilled and committed personnel, uncompromising safety attitude, and innovative use of technology.

British Columbia’s forests and wildland cover over 94 million hectares (nearly a million square kilometres) and are the most diverse in Canada. Confronted by an average of 2,000 wildfires each year, highly trained fire crews are successful in containing 94 percent of all wildfires (rank 1-4) in B.C. by 10am the following day.