How to Report a Wildfire

How to Report a Wildfire

When it comes to fighting wildfires, timing is everything – the earlier we can get to a wildfire, the better. Prompt response can minimize losses and costs. To achieve this, the Wildfire Management Branch uses a variety of tools such as aerial detection, lookout observers, and lightning mapping systems to quickly detect wildfires. But we […]

Wildfire Caused by Exploding Target

Wildfire Caused by Exploding Target

The Government of Alberta has made changes to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and associated regulations to improve public safety as they relate to preventing human-caused wildfires and protecting Albertans, their communities, natural resources, and infrastructure from wildfire damage. One of the key ways the Government of Alberta has strengthened wildfire legislation is by […]

Hot Spots: Safe Operation of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Hot Spots: Safe Operation of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

What is an OHV? The Traffic Safety Act defines an OHV as any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel, including: dirt bikes, motorcycles, mini-bikes and related two-wheel vehicles all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) utility terrain vehicles miniature motor vehicles amphibious vehicles What is a Hot Spot? Hot spots occur when vegetation and debris build up on an […]

How To Keep Your Campfire from Becoming a Wildfire

How To Keep Your Campfire from Becoming a Wildfire

Did you know that recreation is one of the main causes of wildfires each year in Alberta? About 70 per cent of wildfires over the last five years have been linked to human activity. Wildfire protection has been strengthened with new regulations. If you leave a site within the Forest Protection Area without fully extinguishing […]

Do Your Part To Prevent Wildfires

Do Your Part To Prevent Wildfires

Warmer temperatures have arrived throughout the province. Human-caused wildfires make up 90% of spring wildfires, but are 100% preventable. Wildfires can smoulder under the snow during the winter and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry. Do your part to prevent wildfires by checking your winter burn piles to ensure […]