In Alberta, Wildfire Season runs from March 31 - October 31 each year. Wildfires can be extremely dangerous and situations can quickly change. Prevention and preparedness are critical aspects of responding to a Wildfire Warning.
Key Vulnerable Populations:
People who have lung or heart concerns
People who are pregnant
People of lower socio-economic status
People who work outside
How Does A Wildfire Warning Impact Me?
Wildfires can have a devastating impact on communities and ecosystems. It is important to prepare for a wildfire in your area by creating an Emergency Preparedness kit, and understanding the evacuation routes in your community before a wildfire becomes a concern.
Alongside devastating impacts to homes and property, wildfires can worsen air quality or lead to smoke inhalation, which can cause difficult/noisy breathing, a hoarse voice or trouble speaking, coughing, and possible changes in mental state (lethargy, agitation, confusion, etc.).