City Reduces Hours and Days of Operation for Emergency Reception Centre
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George is making another change in hours of operation at its Emergency Reception Centre now located at the Civic Centre.
As of tomorrow, hours of operation will be reduced from 8am to noon, to 9am to noon.
As of Monday, the Reception Centre will be open five days a week (Monday to Friday) instead of the current 7.
“We will continue to provide services to those evacuees who request them” says the City’s Senior Communications Officer Michael Kellet.
He says the most recent wildfire evacuation orders in the Cariboo, saw between 20 and 30 evacuees register in Prince George.
At the peak of the evacuations, 10,400 people had registered for evacuee service in Prince George. The lifting of evacuation orders means the City no longer needs to provide group lodging for those who have either just arrived, or who remain , the numbers are small enough to find accommodation in local hotels.
The reduction in days and hours of operation at the reception Centre doesn’t mean the City is closing up shop in its role as an emergency centres, “Should the need arise, we will be able to ramp up operations to meet the demand” says Kellet. Reducing hours and days of operations at the Reception Centre will help in reducing volunteer burn out.