RDOS Wildfire Resources

RDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

Mt Christie 2020An Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is activated when there is a significant event that includes:

  • Significant number of people at risk
  • Response coordination required because of
    • Large or widespread event
    • Multiple emergency sites
    • Several responding agencies
  • Resource coordination required because of
    • Limited local resources, and
    • Significant need for outside resources
  • Uncertain conditions
    • Possibility of escalation of the event
    • Unknown extent of damage
  • Potential threat to people, property and / or environment
  • Declaration of a State of Local Emergency is made

RDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

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South Okanagan-Similkameen Wildfire Prevention Advisory Working Group

Within the South Okanagan there are a wide range of stakeholders and interests that have varying levels of ability to impact the mitigation and prevention of wildfires. To this end a multi-level governance structure seeks to bring stakeholders together to participate in the dialogue, decision making, and implementation of solutions to mitigate and prevent wildfires.

The South Okanagan-Similkameen Wildfire Prevention Advisory Working Group (SOSWPAWG) is established to assist local authorities and land managers in developing and setting strategic direction for South Okanagan-Similkameen wildfire prevention and mitigation activities. The SOSWPAWG engages in a productive working relationship and/or partnership to influence other stakeholders and initiates actions towards achieving wildfire mitigation and prevention.