Large wildfires can occur in Parkland County as we’ve learned in the summer of 2023. Wildfires can threaten homes, businesses and infrastructure within the county.  Help keep your family safe by knowing what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.

Report Wildfires

If you see the fire, dial 911 and report it!

Do your best and report on:

  • Exact location and size (the size of a campfire, a car, a house, a football field, etc.)
  • Color, density, and volume of smoke (white, gray, brown, black)
  • Wind speed and direction (which way is the smoke blowing?)
  • Type of vegetation and spacing (is the fire in trees, grass, etc.?)
  • Terrain (steep, flat, etc)
  • Values at risk (is the fire near homes, structures, etc.)
  • Access (is the area near a main road, on a trail, are there street names, etc.)
  • Resources currently in use (is someone fighting the fire? With what?)

Prevention and Mitigation

Most wildfires in Alberta. are caused by human carelessness. You can help prevent wildfires in our province by following a few simple rules:

  • FireSmart your property.
  • Check for bans and restrictions.
  • Campfires can’t be larger than 0.5 m by 0.5 m.
  • Keep a shovel and water nearby to extinguish your fire.
  • Create a firebreak around your fire.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Ensure your campfire is completely out and the ashes cool to touch before you leave the area.