An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Parksville Qualicum Beach emergency support services aid with B.C. wildfire situation

Volunteers deployed to assist evacuated residents

Emergency Management Oceanside is providing support to the province and affected residents from the wildfires in British Columbia.

EMO emergency support services volunteers have been physically deployed to assist evacuated residents in the Central Interior. As well, the volunteers from the EMO, a partnership between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach, are ready to assist evacuated residents remotely through the Emergency Management BC online portal system.

With resources committed to other parts of the province, EMO will still have the capacity to support local residents should the need arise.

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At this time, through the emergency support services program, the EMO is providing support to a person who has large animals displaced by the wildfires. This support is being provided in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region on behalf of the province.

EMO is ready and prepared to provide group lodging support to residents as well as those evacuated from anywhere in the province should the need arise. Volunteers are trained and available to set up group lodgings when it becomes necessary.

For information about emergency services in the PQB area as well as about being a volunteer, visit www.emergencyoceanside.ca.

— NEWS Staff

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