When extreme burning conditions persist in wildland environments, wildfires may travel dozens of miles in one day at rates over 100 meters per minute. Such extreme wildfire events pose a risk to those working in wildland environments.
If your company operates in a wildfire environment, the safety of your workers could be compromised and may require that they stop work for a period of time. A site evacuation may be required.
A wildfire may compromise worker safety in the following ways:
I am committed to plant fire resistant trees like aspen, birch or poplar, instead of spruce and pine.— Brian McIntosh, Community Member, Parksville, British Columbia