Emergency Preparedness

Residents are encouraged to prepare in advance for emergencies such as: Flooding, Fires, and Earthquakes.

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as possible.

Keep updated on emergency events through the District of Houston website, the Houston BC Emergencies Facebook page, and the District of Houston Twitter page.

For information on the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako emergency preparedness, visit RDBN Emergency Preparedness. RDBN Emergency inquiries can be directed to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Protective Services Manager at (250) 692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339 or email

Prepared BC provides useful information for individuals seeking information about how to prepare for emergencies. Visit their website for more information: PreparedBC

The Province of British Columbia provides a one-stop shop for learning more about emergency preparedness and management in BC. To learn more about how you can prepare for an emergency, or to learn more about emergency response in BC, please visit the following links:

Emergency Management BC
Volunteer Organizations and Recognition
Fire Safety in BC
Response and Recovery
Public Safety
Crime Prevention
Wildfire Status

Former MLA George Abbott and hereditary Chief Maureen Chapman were appointed to undertake a thorough review of the 2017 flood and wildfire season, find the report at: BC Flood and Wildfire Review

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