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Fire south of Fort McMurray under control

Fire south of Fort McMurray under control

May 27, 2024 | 9:28pm
The wildfire identified as MWF-017, burning 5.5 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, is now under control, according to Alberta Wildfire. Alberta Wildfire stated that the fire is contained and will be extinguished. Currently, 173 firefighters and 15 helicopters are still actively engaged in suppressing the fire, focusing on locating and extinguishing any remaining hotspots within […]
Province increases supports for families of wildland firefighters

Province increases supports for families of wildland firefighters

May 7, 2024 | 5:31pm
Alberta is adding Wildland firefighters to the list of responders eligible for the Alberta Heros’ Fund. Since 2020, the Alberta Heros’ Fund has provided $100,000 to the families of first responders whose lives are lost in the line of duty. With this change, Heroes’ Fund payments now extend to workers who fight, suppress, or extinguish […]
Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Feb 20, 2024 | 5:15am
Alberta’s wildfire season officially starts March 1st, and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) is sounding the alarm over the government’s preparedness. AUPE says the Government of Alberta’s failure to hire and retain dedicated wildfire fighting staff threatens Albertans’ safety. Members of AUPE employed by Alberta Wildfire say that the organization has been grappling […]
Municipality gathers for Firefighter Memorial service

Municipality gathers for Firefighter Memorial service

Sep 12, 2023 | 11:29am
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) along with Emergency Services and members of the public gathered at Fire Hall 5 yesterday. Together they shared a time of reflection and remembrance of Firefighters and Emergency workers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service is held every year on […]