We’ve compiled a list of resources for emergency planners and responders who may respond to wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other disasters. This will be updated as new resources are available or discovered.
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ICS Glossary of Terms – FEMA
Wildfire Terminology – USDA Wildfire Service
Wildfire Terminology Explained – CBC British Columbia
Tourism & Crisis – The total fluke that helped Las Vegas tourism recover after the 2017 shooting (Under the Influence, CBC Radio, 2018) #vegasstrong
Temperature and Precipitation Probabilistic Forecasts Map – Environment Canada
Seasonal Forecasts – Environment Canada
Climate Atlas – Canada
Climate Prediction Centre – NOAA USA
Air Quality – Canada
PurpleAir – North American Home-based Sensors
National Hurricane Centre – NOAA (USA)
Wildfire Status, Models and Data
British Columbia Map – ARCGIS
Nova Scotia – no fire map available
Water & Flood Maps
Alberta Water Portal – Q&A flood forecasting
Alberta Environment & Parks (public group) – Q&A flood forecasting
Cariboo – Chilcotin 2017 Wildfires Report – Commissioned by the Cariboo Regional District and authored by Butterfly Effect Communications.
Horse River Wildfire Report (PDF) 2016 – commissioned by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Preparedness and Response following Fort McMurray wildfire
Wood Buffalo Wildfire Post-Incident Assessment Report (PDF) 2016 – commissioned by Alberta Emergency following Fort McMurray wildfire
Appropriate Levels of Wildfire Threat Reduction for Rural Communities in Southeast BC (PDF) – RW Gray Consulting (presentation, 2018)
2017 Megafires in BC – Urgent Need to Adapt and Improve Resilience to Wildfire (PDF) – RW Gray Consulting, UBC and UNBC
Filmon Report (PDF) – Firestorm 2003 – commissioned by British Columbia following devastating fires
JIBC Resources – resources, simulations, library resources
Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation – Homeowner and Government resources
Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts (The Current, CBC Radio, 2017) #burlington
Into the Fire (CBC Nature of Things, 2017)
Fire Chasers (series, 2017) – Netflix