Prevention

Wildfire prevention is a responsibility we all share and it is important to understand safe fire practices so that everyone can enjoy Alberta's forests.

Wildfire is not an individual agency's concern – it is a community concern that requires everyone to become involved in solutions.

Everyone's involvement ensures that wildfire does not needlessly threaten our environment. To accomplish this, individuals need to be aware of the dangers of wildfire to themselves and their community.

To reduce the number of human-caused wildfires, Alberta's Forestry Division has an extensive wildfire prevention program that targets:

  • Communities
  • Industry
  • Other Stakeholders
  • Property Owners
  • The General Public

The wildfire prevention program is based on the principals of the three-E’s, and these three principles play a vital role in wildfire prevention:

These three principles have an important role in reaching out to everyone to ensure that they understand the message being conveyed. Each category has several guiding principles with the general message that all prevention programs need to capture the public's interest.


Updated: Oct 18, 2017