From the Office of the Chief –
On behalf of Council, I just wanted to reach out to membership regarding the extreme fire risk we are currently facing. The severe heat remains, with no end in sight. There were several fires last night and today on TteS lands all caused by lightening strikes.
We are asking that everyone be extra vigilant and fire smart. If you see a fire, please report it to *5555.
Please prepare a “to go” bag and determine an evacuation plan and route for your household and your Elders. We all need to be ready to leave our homes with short notice, if needed.
In the event, you must evacuate, please pack:
- Your emergency bag and important legal documents
- Several days of clothing
- Any medicines you require
- Activities and comfort items for your children
- Leashes, carriers, and food for your pets
- Any precious photos or mementos that cannot be replaced
- Ensure your car has a full tank of gas
- Shut off any propone tanks
- Designate a safe meeting place with family and loved ones
Please check in on any family, friends or neighbours who may need a helping hand due to mobility or other issues and share this information with those family members that may not have access to internet.
TteS has an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in place. Sk’elep school is being set up for evacuees (tables / chairs / cots). The EOC trailer will be manned and is located near MSG.
If you are evacuated and are going to an evacuation centre, remember to sign up with the registration desk so you can be contacted or reunited with family and loved ones. Please don’t forget to register online, at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/.
Please check the following sites to monitor the ongoing fire situation.
- TteS Facebook or Twitter
- City of Kamloops and the TNRD website or Twitter
- EmergencyInfoBC: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/
- Keep up-to-date on the provincial wildfire situation at bcwildfire.ca.
- Track road closures at http://www.drivebc.com.
Phone your loved ones to check in. As a community we need to make sure everyone stays safe.
Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc
Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir
On behalf of Council