Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Wildfire Season Ended  November 1, 2019

Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2019

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October 31 marks the end of the wildfire season in Alberta. Permits are no longer required to burn withing the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  Residents living outside the Forest Protection Area (FPA) can contact their municipality or local authority for more information about fire permit requirements. This winter remember to visit your burned sites and check for heat. If you see smoke or feel heat the fire is still burning.

Winter burning is a common way to remove woody debris on our property. Please remember snow and cold temperatures will not put out a fire. In fact, a fire that is not properly extinguished can smolder until spring, when it can reignite as a wildfire. If you have concerns with a burn you are completing or you would like to report a winter burn location, please call our office (780) 538-5560.

End of Wildfire Season_31OCT19

 

The Deadline to Apply for Wildfire Crew Positions is November 30, 2019

Are you looking for an exciting seasonal employment opportunity? Alberta Wildfire has a wide variety of seasonal positions from firefighting to fire detection, lookout observers, logistics and dispatch. With offices throughout the province there are plenty of options for positions and placement.

Fighting wildfires is a demanding but rewarding experience. Protect Alberta’s communities and forests by becoming a wildfire firefighter! If you believe in teamwork, safety and a dedication to fitness, this is the position for you. Deadlines for application of firefighting crew positions is November 30, 2019.

 

TOGETHER WE ARE PREPARED

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Applications for $500 to hold an event to help your community become #FireSmart is open! Wildfire Community Preparedness Day can take place between Saturday, May 2- Thursday, October 31, 2020. Why not organize a Clean-up Day, host a Workshop or raise awareness with your neighbors

Be sure to apply by the Jan. 17 deadline. #IAMFireSmart #wildfireprepday

Applications accepted here Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020

 

ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION

 
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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235
kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

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