Wildfire Evacuee Update
On July 15, 2017, EMBC requested that Chilliwack open up a triage and holding facility. We opened Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Rd), which currently has room for 124 evacuees to sleep. It is open from 9am - 7pm daily. Everyone that comes to the facility will be encouraged to register with the Red Cross and computers have been set up at the school for that purpose.
Evacuees should bring photo ID, proof of primary residence and documentation from any other evacuation centres.
If members of the Chilliwack community have lodging/accommodations to share with evacuees, there are two options to utilize:
BC Wildfire Evacuee Support Facebook Group
In person registration at Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Rd) to register for a billeting opportunity.
The Chilliwack reception centre provides services under the Emergency Social Services program, which is administered by the provincial government. We are in close contact with EMBC in order to ensure we accurately follow their direction, guidelines and policies. If an evacuee has concerns or questions about the referrals they have received, please return to the centre at Chilliwack Secondary School and our volunteers will be happy to help.
Although everyone kindly wants to provide donations, at this time donations other than money are not required. Please continue to donate funds to the Red Cross, as this organization will be involved after the evacuees return home and assess their needs.
Due to the overwhelming response from our community, we no longer require any untrained volunteers for our Chilliwack emergency reception centre at Chilliwack Secondary School. We are very grateful for everyone's support and understanding.
Livestock relocation and trailer placement requirements are to be routed to the regional centre that is set up at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds:
6050A-176th Street, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 4E7
Getting to Chilliwack Secondary School Emergency Reception Centre
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