FireSmart for Industry

Industrial Wildfire Control Plan (IWCP)

All companies submitting an Industrial Wildfire Control Plan are required to do so through the Alberta Wildfire System (AWS):

Supporting Documents

The Alberta Wildfire System and Industrial Wildfire Control Plan Application can be accessed at:

Power Line Hazard Assessment Plan (PHAP)

The Power Line Hazard Assessment Plan (PHAP) is applicable to all power lines within the province of Alberta and is a requirement as part of the pre-application requirements for power line approvals that fall within the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. This also applies to Vegetation Control Easements (VCE), but not to underground lines.

The Purpose of the PHAP is to reduce wildfires caused by power line contacts or equipment failures and the threat of infrastructure damage from an encroaching wildfire.

The PHAP also performs as a risk based tool used by industry to inform hazard tree maintenance, right-of-way widening and tree freeing programs, as well as wildfire best management practices.

Power line approvals that fall within identified FireSmart Community Zones must be referred to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry prior to application to ensure alignment with community FireSmart planning.

Wildfire Hazard Identification Tool (WHIT)

The Wildfire Hazard Identification Tool (WHIT) is intended to help employers in Alberta determine if a wildland fire hazard exists near a current or planned worksite that could compromise the health and safety of employees working there if a wildland fire were to affect the area.

Learn more about WHIT and access the WHIT User Manual at:

Access to Real Time, Historical and Weather Wildfire Data

Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development offers a number of ways of obtaining critical wildfire information to support your emergency management decisions.

The “Accessing Alberta Wildfire GIS Data” document describes the various data available and provides instructions to access them.

The “AGSP Client Access” document provides instructions on how to access the Alberta Geospatial Services Platform (AGSP) Portal as described in the “Accessing Alberta Wildfire GIS Data” document above.

Resources

FireSmart Guidebook for Oil and Gas Industry - Jun 16, 2011 (2 pages, <1 MB) 

The FireSmart Guidebook is intended as a guide for industry for addressing the threat of wildfire to oil and gas industry values and the potential liability of the industry.

Wildfire Prevention – CAPP Best Management Practices 

Wildfire Prevention Best Management Practices are to assist the oil and gas industry in the prevention of industry caused wildfires; and to help mitigate the impact of catastrophic fires on industry infrastructure, operations, liability, personnel safety and the environment.

The FireSmart Field Guide for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry 

The FireSmart Field Guide for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry is a site specific wildfire risk assessment tool for field operators to help prevent wildfire and reduce the impact of wildfire on industry infrastructure, operations, personnel safety, liability and the environment.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Hazards Associated with Wildfires 

The Emergency Preparedness Guide is designed to provide a broad introduction to the hazard posed by wildfires and smoke and to give field personnel basic information to prepare for, recognize, assess and respond a threat from wildfire or smoke.


Updated: Jun 29, 2022