Mask and PPE Donations for the Trozzo Creek Wildfire NOT required
The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is aware of several requests for donations and online fundraising pages soliciting donations to buy masks and other personal protective equipment for firefighters on the Trozzo Creek Wildfire (N51705).
Although the BC Wildfire Service appreciates the sentiment behind these offers, there is no need for additional supplies and we are not able to accept donations of any type.
All BCWS personnel and contractors are provided personal protective equipment (PPE) related to their jobs and COVID-19 related supplies. Personnel adhere to COVID-19 public health orders and guidelines to ensure that operations can continue safely throughout the province. In indoor areas, all personnel are required to physically distance, wear masks, and sanitize. As this is a requirement, the necessary products are provided, including masks.
Please be wary of online requests of this nature as they are unsolicited by the BC Wildfire Service and any donations made cannot be accepted. We appreciate your understanding and support.
So far, the 2021 season has been a busy one for our crews. If you are looking for a way to actively support crews and personnel we encourage you to post signs thanking them for their work.
To report a wildfire call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity and burning or forest restrictions, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca