Publications

Chisholm Fire Review Committee final report

Description

The Chisholm fire of May 23 – June 4, 2001 and the surrounding events prompted the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development to establish a committee to review the fire incident. The Chisholm Fire Review Committee carried out this review in the summer of 2001 through a public outreach process, a review of department policies and procedures and discussions with department staff. Generally, Alberta’s fire suppression activities conducted by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) are very effective, however a small percentage of wildfires continue to escape initial suppression efforts to become large fires. This is of particular concern in wildland-urban areas, such as Chisholm. Broadly, the Committee concludes that it is necessary to address wildland-urban issues proactively in a cooperative and interdisciplinary manner. The Chisholm Fire Review Committee believes that such actions will increase human safety, decrease property losses and allow wildland fire suppression resources to be re-directed to protect forested areas that are often vital to the industrial and economic well being of the community. In its review, the Committee identified major issues and developed a recommendation for each. There is no single solution to the identified issues but key actions as expressed in the Committee’s recommendations can help reduce the risk of loss.

Updated

October 1, 2001

Tags
Chisholm fire forest fire wildfire

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

53 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-10-01

Date Added

2016-03-23T14:58:47.939827

Date Modified

2001-10-01

Date Issued

2001-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

2552904

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks