Residential and Childcare Facilities
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​The following documents provide information to assist residential and childcare operators address, remediate and manage operations to ensure public health safety, during and after wildfire events.

  • Fire retardants in source water: Precautions to take when water and food supplies have been affected by fire retardants.
  • Drinking water and use notifications: General information on drinking water notifications and food preparation and service. Floods and landslides will often result in public water advisories.
  • Power Outages at Food Facilities: Food safety considerations for facilities providing food services, after a power outage (e.g., following a wildfire event and power shut-down/evacuation).
  • Air Shelters: Information to consider regarding air filtration systems to ensure respiratory health is protected during and after wildfire events.
  • Face Mask Use: One-page handout outlining the benefits and limitations of using face masks and respirators during smoky events and how to wear this protective equipment.
  • Smoky Skies: Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) on how to protect one’s health during smoky events.
  • Assessing sewage disposal systems for damage after an emergency event: Information on how to contact an Authorized Person (AP) to assess the status of and repair your system if needed. 
As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO