Attention NCN Citizens!

Prepare for Wildlife and Forest Fire Season.

Keep up to date by listening to FM98.1 OR checking the website AND the NCN Facebook page.

This public service announcement is intended to provide opportunities to increase fire evacuation awareness. Please review the following measures you can do to make the process run smoothly:

Start with your homes: If you live in NCN, have an emergency “go” bag ready. Keep to the basics like: medications (in original packaging; important documents, like photo ID; cash; personal hygiene items; cell phone charger; change of clothing and footwear; toilet paper; sleeping bag or warm blanket; traditional medicines; portable ceremonial items.)

Ensure that all members of your household are accounted for: Where your children are sleeping out; that any visitors to the community have signed the visitors registration form at the check stop; that you and your family are up to date on any posted ALERTS, WARNINGS, or ANNOUNCEMENTS.

If you commute: ensure that you have an “emergency go” bag in the car in case you are not able to return to Thompson immediately due to work assignments to assist with the evacuation, or due to road closures.

All pets should be registered with the designated pet form provided at the Justice and Public Safety. If you choose to leave the community with your pet, have the proper transportation equipment i.e. kennel, collar, leash, food/water dish and vaccination documents in your vehicle.

When an evacuation order is issued, the school siren will sound three consecutive times. Citizens are required to register with the EMO team at the Gilbert McDonald Arena command before leaving the community.

Always ensure that your personal vehicles are fueled up.