The Wren’s Wildfire Resources

The Wren’s published articles relating to wildfires, from respiratory health to preparing for and carrying out evacuations.
Smoke from the North Shuswap wildfires, Aug. 17. Photo by Lyssa Martin

Over the past few months, reporter Kyra Grubb dug into a number of questions readers had in the lead-up to wildfire season including what health impacts poor air quality can have, how to stay informed and how to prepare for evacuations. Each of these stories features field experts who shared their insight to provide The Wren with information to help you stay in-the-know.

Don’t just show up: A guide for helping wildfire evacuees 

Well-intentioned gestures can disrupt the urgent delivery of services. Here’s a guide to offering support for wildfire evacuees.

Wildfire evacuations: are you prepared?

Download the Voyant app, get your go bags ready and review these important reminders.

Meet the volunteers behind Kamloops’ largest online wildfire group

The volunteer-led Facebook group, Kamloops Area Fire Watch, helps organize information disseminated by BC Wildfire Services and the TNRD.

Kamloopsians must prepare for poor air quality, not just flames, experts say

From air quality guidelines to HEPA filters, here’s how to prepare for what could be a smoky wildfire season in Kamloops.

Early detection is vital in preparing for wildfire season, Kamloops fire expert says

The work is imperative to acting quickly to reduce damage, but forecasting seasonal fires is difficult, an expert told The Wren.

Bonus resources:

Libraries in Kamloops offer more than books as temperatures rise

“It’s an important role we can play in the community in times of need”: Kamloops libraries offer respite from heat and poor air quality.

Behind the scenes of Kamloops’ (Tk’emlúps) emergency response

With ‘cascading emergencies’ fuelled by the climate crisis, emergency preparedness managers are being forced to adapt.

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