Farm Emergency Preparedness
Wildfire season is upon us. Below are three key resources to help farmers and ranchers prepare for an emergency situation, such as a wildfire or flood. You can find many more resources on the RDBN Agriculture - Livestock Emergency page.
👉 Sign-up for Premise ID
Premises ID is a farm animal and livestock tracking system set up by the Provinical government to support livestock owners in the event of an emergency. The information provided by the Premise ID program is extremely valuable and critical for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako to rapidly notify local farmers and ranchers in the event of a local emergency, such as a wildfire or flood. Having a Premise ID number will be mandatory by 2022. Get prepared, sign-up now by clicking the link below.
Sign-up for Premise ID
👉 Make a Wildfire Plan for your Properties
It is highly recommended that people who own farm land and infrastructure develop a Farm/Ranch Wildfire Plan for each of their properties. The Farm/Ranch Wildfire Plan document is an easy to follow guide that covers all the areas to consider when planning to protect your vital infrastructure and livestock. Resources are available to help you fill in your plan, just click the link to find out more...
Get the Farm/Ranch Wildfire Plan document
👉 Build up Community Support Network
Building a strong network within the agricultural community across the region is really important to have established before an emergency hits. This could mean offering to billet animals from an evacuated area, or helping with transportation during an evacuation. The RDBN is collecting contact information of individuals that have either trailers or space for billeting animals, in the event of an emergency. Having your name on the list doesn't mean you are obligated to help, but you could be contacted.
Contact the RDBN Protective Services Team to Sign-up!