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City of Fort St. John sending ESS staff to help with ongoing wildfire situation


FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has answered a request for help for those dealing with the wildfire situation in the Central Interior by sending Emergency Social Services workers.

The City says one staff person from Taylor and one from Fort St. John as well as three trained citizen volunteers are heading to the ESS in Prince George. Three more Fort St. John staff are going on Sunday.

During the event of an evacuation order in Fort St. John, the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Reception may be activated. The ESS Reception Centre is managed by the municipality’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) but it is operated by volunteers from the community.

“The City of Fort St John Emergency Measures Bylaw 1751 sets the framework for the City’s emergency program, including the creation of a trained Emergency Operations Centre management team, a functional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) that would be the control centre in the event of an emergency or disaster, and a written emergency response plan.”

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