The recent outbreak of devastating fires across various regions in Canada has brought about dangerous conditions, challenges, and risks to our communities.
In these times, it is of utmost importance that we prioritize the safety and well-being of youth participants, ourselves, and our communities, by understanding and following local regulations and adhering to local fire restrictions.
This is a reminder to remain diligent and proactive in adhering to the guidelines set forth by your local authorities and emergency services. We must all work together to mitigate the risks associated with outdoor adventures and the potential impacts of these fires and protect our scouting members and the environment.
Additionally, we have compiled a list of other resources you should consult to ensure you’re doing your best to adhere to local guidelines and keep informed related to the fires:
Local Fire Department: Look to your local fire department for guidance and to provide crucial updates, evacuation notices, and safety guidelines.
Emergency Alert Systems: Ensure that your contact information is updated with the local emergency alert systems. These systems will notify you of any immediate dangers, evacuation orders, or changes in fire conditions. Also, ensure your local group members both participating and staying behind have a copy of your Adventure Application Form, Emergency Response Plan, and all additional documentation related to your adventure.
Local News Channels: Stay tuned to local news channels: radio, television, and online platforms. They often broadcast live updates, and emergency press conferences and provide valuable insights on staying safe during wildfires.
Social Media: Follow verified accounts of local authorities, fire departments, and emergency services on social media platforms. They frequently share real-time information, safety tips, and resources to help you stay informed and connected.
Safe Scouting Resources
To ensure everyone is well-informed and prepared, please read the Scouts Canada Safety Tips below.
Scouting Safety Tips:
Please remember that safety should always be our top priority. If you encounter any hazardous conditions or have any concerns, report them immediately to the appropriate authorities as well as email@example.com.
Let us all extend our support to one another during this challenging time. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to your council leadership teams.