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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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!
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!
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!
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!