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Safe burning practices are always in season

Safe burning practices are always in season

January 22, 2019

Now that the fire season is over, Albertans no longer require a fire permit for burning within the Forest Protection Area. Even though fire season is over, 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 […]

Firefighters in the Field: Highs and Lows at Bull Frog Lake

Firefighters in the Field: Highs and Lows at Bull Frog Lake

September 18, 2018

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 […]

Firefighters in the Field – A Flap of Wildfires

Firefighters in the Field – A Flap of Wildfires

September 13, 2018

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

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!