Make a Plan – Dealing With Forest Fires.
There are approximately 8,000 forest fires in Canada each year. Fires caused by lightning represent 45 per cent of all fires, but because they occur in remote locations and often in clusters, they represent 81 per cent of total area burned. The regions most at risk are British Columbia, and the Boreal forest zones of Ontario, Quebec, the Prairie Provinces, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Forest fires usually occur from May to September and can cause extensive damage and put lives in danger.
It is important to ensure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another.
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