The BC Wildfire Service uses a range of equipment from high pressure water pumps and ATVs to rock trucks and skidders in support of fire operations. Most equipment is hired prior to and early in the fire season (March-May).
To supply equipment listed in the BCWS Equipment Rates below, equipment owners should contact their local fire centre to be registered for “as and when required” work.
Note: While fire centres will register equipment owners throughout the fire season, most “as and when required” equipment rental agreements are issued between March-May each year.
Specialty equipment owners should submit their equipment to CWSContracts@gov.bc.ca with a description of the equipment being offered and the requested rates.
EDTR Application Pilot Project Reference Material
For the 2021 fire season a small pilot project is being run out of the Prince George Fire Centre for an Electronic Daily Time Report (EDTR). A select group of vendors is participating and can find guidance below.