Wildfire Resources

Every year Friendship Centres across Canada face the impacts of climate change and need to respond to climate-related emergencies. Friendship Centres are there to respond and support in community driven and culturally relevant ways. Financial support for Friendship Centres’ emergency planning and response is crucial in the immediate responses. This is a page dedicated to resources with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA), Canadian Red Cross (CRC), FireSmart, Natural Resources Canada (NRD) and ReadyRating (need to join). Information will be rolling out weekly. Please visit this page weekly. 

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA)  

The SPSA aims to streamline public safety services throughout the province. Functioning as the provincial public safety organization, the SPSA collaborates with municipalities and First Nations to bolster the resilience and capacity of local communities in responding to emergencies. Its goal is to enhance the safety of Saskatchewan residents and elevate public safety standards across the entire province. This is achieved through strategic partnerships, coordinated planning, education, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts. The AFCS binder dedicated to the SPSA is located at the SPSA website under the Communities tab. 

Home | SPSA (saskpublicsafety.ca)

FireSmart™ Canada

FireSmart™ Canada is a national program that helps increase neighbourhood resilience to wildfire and minimize its negative impacts. It addresses common concerns about wildfire in the wildland urban interface. With a changing climate, the threat of wildfire has increased significantly for everyone, include those living outside of the wildland urban interface. We all have a part to play when it comes to preventing wildfire and reducing risk. This is a practical, effective, and science-based programs that provide you with tools to be better prepared when wildfire occurs. The AFCS binder dedicated to FireSmart encompasses most website tabs.

FireSmart Canada | FireSmart Canada leads the development of resources and programs designed to empower the public and increase neighbourhood resilience to wildfire across Canada.

Canadian Red Cross

Disasters and emergencies can cause significant disruption and add stress to your life. Preparing for and starting recovery from an emergency can be difficult. The Canadian Red Cross has compiled information and links to help you and your family with what can feel overwhelming. Emergencies affect our wellbeing and mental health, disrupting our routines, and access to social support. Individuals, families, and communities can be impacted with little warning, and recovery can seem overwhelming. Learn how to be prepared and information that is helpful after a wildfire. The AFCS binder is dedicated to Home Fires, Heatwaves and Wildfires.

Emergencies and Disasters in Canada – Canadian Red Cross

Natural Resources Canada (NRC)

Explore forest fire maps and learn about forest fire behaviour, forest fire management, and tools to identify current fire locations and forest fire danger levels. Wildland fires present a challenge for forest management because they have the potential to be at once harmful and beneficial. They can threaten communities and destroy vast amounts of timber resources, resulting in costly losses. Where people and forests come together, fire is an issue. Wildland fire can threaten public safety and damage or destroy homes and property. Community evacuation may be required. The AFCS binder is dedicated to forest fires, wildfires and other information.

Forest fires (canada.ca)