About Alberta Wildfire
This blog is managed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Wildfire Management Branch. Its purpose is to highlight the great work of the people in the field who are delivering wildfire services to Albertans and to increase awareness about wildfire prevention.
Understanding safe fire practices is important because we all have a responsibility to take care of Alberta's forests. Having everyone involved helps to ensure that wildfire does not needlessly threaten our communities or environment. To accomplish this, we must all be aware of the dangers of wildfire. The wildfire prevention program is based on the principals of the three-E’s - Education, Engineering and Enforcement.
Latest Blog Posts
Hearing that BC was in a state of emergency from the amount of active fires was hard to swallow. The forest fires were getting worse and people were losing their homes. While Victoria (my current home for university) wasn’t in any danger, my friends and their families in surrounding cities were. Knowing that people were being evacuated […]
Hunting season is upon us. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are planning to hunt in the forested areas of Alberta, specifically in the regulated Forest Protection Area (FPA). Various factors such as fire bans, restrictions or forest closures may affect your plans into the FPA. For the most up-to-date […]
The weight restriction per person was 65lbs. Will we be located in the mountains? Sleeping in tents? Will we have regular access to power? How many pairs of underwear and socks should I bring? Should I bring extra work boots and workout shoes? Do I have room for a pillow? What is essential when you […]
Firefighters in the Field
This is Alex’s second wildfire season! Learn about his adventures in the Fort McMurray area.
I’m a Provincial Air Attack Officer with Alberta Wildfire. This is my 16th wildfire season!
I am a HAC leader in the Fort McMurray Forest Protection Area. I’m excited to fill you in on my summer adventures.
Hey! This is my third season as Wildfire Rappel member on the fireline. Follow along on my adventures this summer.
I’ll be acting as your dispatcher blogger for the next few months. I’m looking forward to keeping you updated on the happenings in the Edson radio room.
I’m in my second year with the Grande Prairie Unit Crew. I’m back for another wildfire season and am looking forward to sharing my experiences from the fireline.
I’m a 28-year-old First Nation member from Saddle Lake and I am working out of the Lac La Biche Forest Area. I started working in Firetack in 2012 and this will be my second year on a Helitack crew.
I will be spending my second summer at one of the 127 lookouts across the province. I am excited to be back for another wildfire season!
I’ve now been a member of the Edson Unit Crew for four years. I look forward to writing about my summer on the fireline for you!