COVID-19: Wildfire Updates

July 14, 2020

Fire Advisory lifted

Earlier this spring, we announced several proactive measures to ensure our forest areas were protected, and that we could manage our wildfire resources appropriately during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to the diligence of Albertans, the effective preparations of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, we’ve lifted the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area effective July 14.

Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area, allowing Albertans the freedom to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. We will re-evaluate daily.

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May 26, 2020

Alberta Wildfire has developed a COVID-19 response plan that will ensure we can keep staff healthy and effectively manage wildfires during the 2020 wildfire season. We reviewed how we fight wildfire and adopted best practices on physical distancing, hygiene, travel and isolation.

New safety measures are being developed in cooperation with workplace health and safety officials. Key areas such as training, warehousing, aviation, and detection are some of the many areas under review to ensure staff safety.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate through these difficult times.

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Updated: Jul 15, 2020