Firefighter in the Field

Firefighter in the Field

As if returning from a long hibernation, I pull into Grayling Firebase, just south of Fort McMurray.  It is April 3 and there is still snow on the ground, much more than there was in Toronto when I left four days earlier.  I am warmly met by some of my friends and colleagues who come […]

“Going In” – Getting Ready for Another Season as a Lookout

“Going In” – Getting Ready for Another Season as a Lookout

By: Trina For me, this year’s fire season started long before the first signs of spring appeared on the landscape, before the snow melted into the hillsides, the geese returned from the south, or the first crocus opened in the Peace Country. It began in the dead of winter, during a late February cold snap, […]