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Firefighter in the Field: Exports to British Columbia

Firefighter in the Field: Exports to British Columbia

November 2, 2017

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 Here

Hunting Season is Here

October 6, 2017

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 […]

Firefighter in the Field: Export to Montana

Firefighter in the Field: Export to Montana

August 27, 2017

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

Alex

This is Alex’s second wildfire season! Learn about his adventures in the Fort McMurray area.

Jesse

I’m a Provincial Air Attack Officer with Alberta Wildfire. This is my 16th wildfire season!

Scott

I am a HAC leader in the Fort McMurray Forest Protection Area. I’m excited to fill you in on my summer adventures.

Laura

Hey! This is my third season as Wildfire Rappel member on the fireline. Follow along on my adventures this summer.

Brooke

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.

Mary

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.

Josh

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.

Trina

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!

Sebastian

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!