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Firefighters in the Field: Shipping Out to Ontario

Firefighters in the Field: Shipping Out to Ontario

July 25, 2018

In my last blog I touched on a lot of the reasons why I have the best job in the world, and although that is definitely still true, there are some tough days out on the fireline as well. I’m finally feeling rejuvenated after what felt like a very long, albeit awesome shift. My crew […]

Firefighters in the Field: Updates from the Calgary Dispatchers

Firefighters in the Field: Updates from the Calgary Dispatchers

July 20, 2018

June was rainy and slow but we don’t put our time to waste. We constantly find ourselves busy with odd jobs around the office, which sometimes involves supporting other staff with their workload.  One rainy week we were asked to make posters for the lookout towers in our district so we could have their faces […]

Firefighters in the Field: Mid-Season Stories – Lightning, Smokes, Coffee Sampling, and Clover

Firefighters in the Field: Mid-Season Stories – Lightning, Smokes, Coffee Sampling, and Clover

July 11, 2018

By: Trina It’s certainly not parade weather outside my window this morning: cold, wet, foggy. “Obscured,” I said in my AM weather report at 0745. “Zero visibility.” But that doesn’t dampen my mood. The days like today, “Romeo Whisky” days (code for rain showers), mean nothing is going to burn, and I’ll stay down on […]

Firefighters in the Field

Calgary Dispatchers

Thanks for reading! We’re excited to share our summer adventures and give you an idea of what it’s like working as a wildfire dispatcher!

Jordan

Hey! This is my first year with Alberta Wildfire and I am a Rappel member out of the Lac La Biche. Looking forward to sharing the experiences of this summer with everyone!

Emma

Hello! I’m Emma, a Helitack Leader in the Lac La Biche area. This is my 6th year as a wildland firefighter and I’m SUPER excited to share this adventure with you all!

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!