Industrial Wildfire Control Plan (IWCP)

The Industrial Wildfire Control Plan (IWCP) is a mandatory requirement under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. IWCPs are required from all companies operating within 1 km of public land from March 1 to November 30. If activities are restricted to outside of this period, then no submission is required.

The intent is to provide information to Agriculture and Forestry as to where your employees are working full time to increase employee safety in the event of an emergency wildfire. in the event of an emergency wildfire.

An IWCP user manual is available for download as a PDF file using the link below:

Full Time Habitation Guideline

Full time habitation is a guideline meaning there are employees present at the facility, on average, for 4 or more hours each day. However, locations will be accepted if time spent at each facility is less than the guideline suggests.

Temporary operating locations/facilities active during fire season (e.g., seismic, drilling) are also required.

If your company has no manned operations, you are not required to submit.

Get an IWCP User ID

To access the IWCP web application, clients will need to acquire a GOA account and password. To acquire a GOA account, please download the account request form at:

Instructions regarding how to complete the form can be found in the document. Once completed, please submit the form via email to:

After submission, please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing.

Maintaining and Updating IWCPs

  • Companies may maintain as many plans as they like (e.g. a company may maintain one plan provincially or create plans for separate working areas).
  • Each IWCP must be updated prior to the end of February and updated when significant changes occur to the plan during the fire season.
  • If there are deficiencies found, the company planner will be contacted by Agriculture and Forestry staff to correct the deficiencies.

If your plan is not updated during the current fire year, the plan will become Inactive and the information will not be made available to emergency responders. The company planner or administrator must update/activate the plan prior to fire season to ensure their data is available for emergency responders.

NOTE: The information submitted remains confidential and will be used solely by Agriculture and Forestry to assist in protecting your personnel and infrastructure from wildfires.

IWCP Support

IWCP support is available Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our goal is to respond to you within one business day.

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Updated: Mar 10, 2017