Fire – Structural
All fire departments within the ACRD respond to and deal with structural
fires on a daily basis. Emergency Plans and, in effect, any EOCs, would
be activated if an expanded and/or extended response was necessary.
For information on the fire department in your area see the following sites:
Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Sproat Lake Fire Department Facebook Page
City of Port Alberni Fire Department
Port Alberni Fire Department Facebook Page
Fire – Wildfire Interface
A major fire requiring implementation of any ACRD Emergency Plans is one that threatens to engulf a significant area at the interface between the bush and one or more residential and/or industrial areas.Wildfire BC Interactive Map An updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed for the Alberni Valley and Bamfield in 2019. The CWPP identifies areas at highest risk for interface fire, and makes recommendations to mitigate the risk. This project was funded through a grant from the Ministry of Forest and Range administered by the Union of BC Municipalities and by equal in kind contributions from the ACRD and the City of Port Alberni. The Emergency Program will use this document to develop fuel treatment and education strategies for these areas in the future.
To learn more about fire behaviour and suppression, creating fire safe landscaping (defensible space) and how to protect your home from wildfire, go to Wildfire Management Branch