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
Now that the fire season is over, Albertans no longer require a fire permit for burning within the Forest Protection Area. However, safe burning practices are always in season. The risk of a wildfire doesn’t end when wildfire season does – any time there is a fire on the land, there is a risk that it can […]
For those of you who read my last blog post, you may remember that we were just about to head off to Ontario to assist with their wildfire situation. Our crew was feeling excited and a little nervous (not knowing what to expect), but honored to join nine other Alberta Helitack crews on the journey […]
It is an inevitable and recurring event that comes about infrequently. An event brought on by the development of natural weather occurrences in a solution of highly combustible wildfire probability. The end result culminates in a frenzy of helicopters, airtankers, ground personnel, and endless radio traffic in the age-old pugilism match of humans vs wildfires. […]
Firefighters in the Field
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!