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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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!
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”…
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!