October 31 marks the end of the wildfire season in Alberta and while the hazard is low it does not mean the risk of wildfire is eliminated. The best time to burn is during the winter when our forest is protected from fire with a blanket of snow. Burning outside of the fire season, especially when snow is on the ground, greatly reduces the chance of a wildfire spreading. This winter remember to visit your burned sites and check for heat. If you see smoke or feel heat the fire is still burning. Permits are no longer required to burn within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. You can help us over the winter: If you have concerns with a burn you are completing or you would like to report a winter burn location, please give us a call at the Grande Prairie forestry office (780) 538-5560
Come join our team!
Are you looking for an exciting seasonal employment opportunity? Alberta Wildfire has seasonal positions for firefighting, fire detection, logistics and more. With offices throughout the province there are plenty of options for positions and placement. Applications for Wildfire crews will be accepted until November 30 Wildfire.alberta.ca/jobs
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235