Canadian Firefighter Magazine

Alberta to fully staff wildfire crew earlier after last year’s record-breaking season

By Michelle Bellefontaine, CBC News   

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Jan. 19, 2024, Alberta – Alberta Wildfire is hiring more firefighters and expects to be fully staffed two weeks earlier than the 2023 season where wildfires burned a record 2.2 million hectares across the province. Although fire season officially starts March 1, Alberta Wildfire doesn’t typically  have full staff and equipment ready to go until the beginning of May. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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