Wildfire Evacuee Update

August 1, 2017

On July 15, 2017, EMBC requested that Chilliwack open up a triage and holding facility. They opened at Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Rd.), which is open from 9am to 5pm until end of day Wednesday, August 2.  See Hours of Operation for more information.

The Chilliwack reception centre provides services under the Emergency Social Services program, which is administered by the provincial government. They are in close contact with EMBC in order to ensure they 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.

Hours of Operation

Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5: 9am to 1pm

Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7: CLOSED

Tuesday, August 8 – Friday, August 11: 9am to 1pm

From August 14 onward, the reception centre will be open 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday.

Information for Evacuees

Chilliwack’s reception centre for evacuees is at Chilliwack Secondary School (46363 Yale Road)

Please bring photo ID, proof of primary residence and documentation (yellow paperwork copies) from any other evacuation centres.

Please go to the registration centre where you registered to receive extensions.

Please bring members of your family to the reception centre listed on the referrals. If that is not possible, please bring ID that shows your fixed address for as many members of your family as possible.

Chilliwack’s reception centre has room for 124 evacuees to sleep if needed.

Everyone that comes to the Chilliwack reception centre will be encouraged to register with the Red Cross and computers have been set up at the school for that purpose.

You can reach the Chilliwack reception centre at 1-604-703-6491 during open hours