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For Residents

Citizens of Athabasca County play an important role in identifying and mitigating fire risks in their areas. With that, we would like to provide our citizens with the resources they need to be fire aware.

Sustainable Resource Development

The provincial government’s Environment and¬†Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) has a wide range of wildfire resources available.

Information can be found on the ESRD website or on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Both pages provide up-to-date details on ongoing fire efforts. SRD’s Facebook page provides a number of educational videos on wildfires.

ESRD also provides a fire map, detailing current wildfires and their statuses across the province.

Mobile Downloads

Alberta Wildfire APP (itunes for Apple)

Alberta Wildfire APP (android)

FireSmart

ESRD’s FireSmart initiative provides guidance to municipalities and their citizens on effective ways to mitigate property damage by wildfires.

The Homeowners FireSmart Manual provides information on how individual homeowners can protect their property.

Athabasca Regional Community Protection Program

Athabasca County is partnered with Environment & Sustainable Resource Development, the Summer Villages of Baptiste Lake and Island Lake, and emergency response personnel in the Athabasca Regional Community Protection Program, which is dedicated to reducing the risk to communities from wildfire in the Athabasca region.

For more information, contact your local Summer Village Councillor, Clifton Mckay, Sustainable Resource Development at 780-623-5272, or Ron Jackson, Athabasca County Director of Emergency Services 780-675-2273.

Wildfire Research

Check out FP Innovations Wildfire Operations Research for some cutting-edge information on wildfires.