While wildfire season officially ends October 31 and a fire permit is no longer required for burning inside the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, it’s important to keep safe winter burning practices top of mind.
Wildfire Situation | November 1, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
During the 2022 wildfire season, Alberta Wildfire responded to 1,259 wildfires in Forest Protection Area of Alberta. These wildfires burned over 159, 280 hectares in area. That's near the five-year average for total number of wildfires (1,107), but below the average area burned, which is just over 190, 000 hectares.
Since January 1, 2022 there have been 82 wildfires burning over 105 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. At this time, 80 of these fires have been extinguished and two are listed as under control. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.
Alberta Wildfire is hiring
We are now accepting applications for a variety of roles for the 2023 wildfire season. The deadline for wildfire crews member application is November 30, 2022. All candidates must have a valid Standard First Aid certificate with CPR, a Driver's License, a Defensive Driving Certificate, and be able to pass the WFX-Fit test. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2Y9aZ26.
Preparing for fall and winter
There’s lots you can do to be FireSmart this fall. Start by downloading the FireSmart Begins at Home App and do an assessment of your property. It’s quick and easy! Visit firesmartcanada.ca for more information.
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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
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