Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd
Canada prepares for the wildland fire season
Published:  02 September, 2010

In British Columbia, Canada’s Olympic province, the 2009 fire season surpassed 2003 as the worst fire season in recorded history, with more than 3,000 fires devouring 257,000 hectares, 40% of the Canadian total for the year. Other jurisdictions across the country experienced relatively few significant wildfires in 2009, allowing personnel, equipment and aircraft to be redeployed to BC. Paul Dixon, Emergency Planning Consultant, writes on lessons learned in 2009.

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