Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie wildfire update November 3, 2020

Posted on Tue, Nov 03, 2020

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Wildfire season officially ends on October 31, but safe burning practices are always in season. From November 1 to March 1, fire permits are no longer required for burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. However, you are still responsible for any burning after wildfire season ends and extinguishing those winter burns. Visit www.wildfire.alberta.ca for information on conducting safe winter burns.

If you are planning on doing any large burning it is still important to check with your local municipality or county as many have winter burning bylaws and notification systems in place that can help monitor smoke and prevent an unnecessary emergency response.

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Have you ever wanted to be a wildland firefighter? Here's your chance!

Crew applications for the 2021 wildfire season are now being accepted. Experience a seasonal position like no other! Work with like-minded individuals who have a passion for hard work and building a positive team dynamic. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2020.

Find more information visit the Government of Alberta jobs website

 

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021

Applications for 2021 are open! Apply now

The actions you take on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day can make a difference in the survival of your home and neighbourhood if a wildfire occurs.

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For more information, please contact:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Call or Text (780) 832 7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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