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Wildfire Warning

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

  • Children

  • People who are pregnant

  • Older adults

  • 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.).

Resilient Rurals Wildfire Warning Resources:

For more Resilient Rurals Resources visit Wildfires in the Resource Hub!

Additional Resources