Firefighter in the Field: A Day in the Life of a Wildfire Dispatcher

Firefighter in the Field: A Day in the Life of a Wildfire Dispatcher

By: Brooke Sterling Hey everyone, I’m Brooke Sterling and I’ll be acting as your dispatcher blogger for the next few months. I’m looking forward to keeping you updated on the happenings in the Edson radio room. The outcome of each day is entirely unknown when I enter the fire centre in the morning and sign […]

Firefighter in the Field: From Firetack to Helitack

Firefighter in the Field: From Firetack to Helitack

By: Josh Cardinal I would like to start out with a little background about myself: I am a 28-year-old First Nation member from Saddle Lake, and I am working out of the Lac La Biche Forest Area. This is my fifth year firefighting, but my first year working on a Helitack crew (which I’m enjoying […]

Firefighter in the Field: Update From The Edson Unit Crew

Firefighter in the Field: Update From The Edson Unit Crew

The Edson Unit Crew has had an incredibly busy start to the 2016 wildfire season. We expected dry conditions with the low amounts of precipitation that fell over winter; however, the fire behavior has been truly surprising. We have had the pleasure of working with crews from all over the world to keep Alberta safe. […]