Posted on Thu, Oct 26, 2017
There are currently 20 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is out of control, 17 are under control and 2 have been turned over to the responsible parties. More information.Current Rocky Forest Area wildfire situationThere are 7 Under Control wildfires in the Rocky Forest Area. Find the wildfire location and status map, here. Report a wildfire by calling 310-FIRE.
Fire PermitsFire permits are required for all burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. New penalties now exist for failure to produce a fire permit when requested by a forest officer, read more here.
Visit firepermits.alberta.ca or call toll free 310-0000 to be connected to your nearest Alberta Agriculture and Forestry OfficeDO YOUR PART TO PREVENT WILDFIRESAn Off-Highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smoldering and fall onto the ground as you drive away. You can help reduce your chance of starting a wildfire by stopping frequently to remove any buildup of debris from the hot spots on your machine. Ride debris free.A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touchCOME JOIN OUR TEAMSkip the morning commute and take a helicopter to work! Apply by November 30 to become a wildland firefighter. Please visit www.wildfire.alberta.ca/jobs for more information on our many seasonal job opportunities.
Barry A. Shellian RPFTWildfire Information OfficerDepartment of Agriculture and ForestryP 403.845.8351May the forest be with you