All staff with the B.C. government are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including those with the B.C. Wildfire Service.
In an email to Black Press, Fire Information Officer Briana Hill wrote, “The COVID-19 vaccination policy applies to all BC Public Service staff and the PHO will advise if there are any changes to be made to the policy. The BC Wildfire Service will continue business operations with the assumption that the policy will be in place for the entire season.”
The service does not expect the vaccination policy will impact its ability to respond to wildfires.
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