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Wildfire Season Has Begun

Wildfire Season Has Begun

May 18, 2018

The snow has melted and excitement is in the air! Everyone on the Edson Unit Crew has been counting down the days to the 2018 wildfire season. People on the crew tend to go their own way during the winter but it’s always great to see all the familiar faces when training arrives. Coming back […]

What the HEC is that in the sky?

What the HEC is that in the sky?

May 2, 2018

Wildland firefighters from Alberta Wildfire take to the sky for Human External Cargo training. If you happened to be looking into the skies over the Slave Lake Forest area on April 26th and 27th, your eyes may take in an unfamiliar sight. No, it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and it’s not quite […]

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 […]

Firefighters in the Field

Alex

I am a Helitack Leader in Fort Mcmurray. This is my 4th season as a wildland firefighter and I look forward to sharing our adventurous summer with you!

Trina

Hi, I’m a freelance writer turned fire tower lookout! I’ll be watching for smoke for my 3rd season at a fly-in tower in the Peace Country. Stay tuned for stories about what it’s like to be forestry’s “eyes in the sky”…

Sebastian

Hey! I’ll be heading into my 5th year on the Edson Unit Crew as a Sub-Leader. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone!