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Firefighters in the Field: Back Into Firefighting

Firefighters in the Field: Back Into Firefighting

June 20, 2018

By: Emma Coming back to wildland firefighting after one and a half years off was the easiest decision ever. Deciding to leave in the first place, not so much. I decided to take a wildfire season off to pursue something related to my degree, as some of my other interests are in people and social […]

Firefighters in the Field: Oiling the Machine

Firefighters in the Field: Oiling the Machine

June 13, 2018

By: Alex Fresh from months of hibernation, we eagerly address the early season tasks to best prepare us for the wildfire season. Trucks require maintenance, as do our tools and brains. Therefore, adequate steps are taken to ensure they are all well-oiled machines in serviceable condition for the tasks that lie ahead. Wildfires are in […]

Firefighters in the Field: My First Wildfire Season – Rappel Firefighting

Firefighters in the Field: My First Wildfire Season – Rappel Firefighting

June 6, 2018

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my first blog post with Alberta Wildfire. A lot has passed since the beginning of my recruitment process, but hopefully I can give you a good feel for how exciting it’s been. I applied for a position in the Rappel program in November. After making it through the pre-employment […]

Firefighters in the Field

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!