Fire prevention includes the enforcement of legislation and law.
Forestry Division has the authority to seek an order for a fire ban or forest closure and developed the Enforcement Program to provide the Forest Protection Branch with the resources required to enforce the provisions of the Forest and
Prairie Protection Act and related legislation.
The Enforcement Program supports the efforts of staff in the field by providing training and guidance in investigation methodology and procedures. The program uses the expertise of highly trained investigators to conduct wildfire investigations.
Dedicated lawyers representing Forestry Division support the program by providing legal services in both civil litigation and regulatory prosecutions.
The program is also responsible for investigating suspected arson activity in the Forest Protection Area and for investigating other related offences contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Updated: Feb 27, 2017