The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has announced it will send five firefighters from Whistler Fire Rescue as well as two RCMP officers to the interior this week to help with wildfires in the province.

“We are supporting our local government neighbours in this time of crisis” said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. “We are able to do this and still manage our own community needs and be ready to respond to local matters.”

The RMOW will also make a donation of $10,000 to the Red Cross in support of the interior communities that have been impacted.

Officials are reminding the public that the fire rating in the region is currently ‘extreme’. No fires of any kind are permitted within the community. Smoking in parks or trails is also prohibited, along with fireworks, and any other activity that could cause a spark.

If you see signs of smoke or a fire in Whistler, call 911 – for fires outside of the community call *5555. The public is advised to never assume that a fire has already been reported and that the public’s role is crucial to protecting the region. The RMOW also recommends starting conversations with guests surrounding public safety to help educate them about the risks.


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