BC Wildfires Emergency Response
team work for a rapid response
Wildfires raging across British Columbia have forced residents from their homes, ravaged acres of boreal forest and called hundreds of emergency responders to action.
On July 16, with the fires spreading rapidly and no end in sight, the Government of British Columbia’s Cariboo Regional District Emergency Management team called on ATCO to help establish a base camp for the brave firefighters battling the blaze.
With our extensive experience operating in remote locations and responding to emergencies of all types, our people quickly mobilized structures and personnel to a location near 150 Mile House, B.C.
Location: 150 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada
Client: Caribou Regional District EOC
Category: Disaster & Emergency Management
In just days, we established a turn-key food service operation, including kitchen, sewage, water and other infrastructure services needed to support the firefighters in their response efforts.
By July 19, our Camp Services Team was on site handing out water and sandwiches while the kitchen was being set-up. Once the kitchen was fully operational, they were serving three meals a day to roughly 100 firefighters stationed in the area.