Health & Safety
As residents heal from the impacts of the wildfire, the emotional, physical and mental health of community remains top of mind.
Significant resources have been committed to environmental monitoring in Wood Buffalo following the wildfire.
FireSmart is a national program aimed at reducing the threat of wildfire to communities and property.
The Firebreak Drainage Improvement project is addressing drainage issues inadvertently created by the tree clearing program that followed the wildfire.
The Municipality has begun the selective removal and disposal of burned trees along perimeter trails, roadways, municipal property, park infrastructure and in burned neighborhoods.
As part of the post-wildfire cleanup, trees and brush are being removed around Wood Buffalo to help ensure fire safety, electrical safety and regular maintenance.
Flushing water from the cold and hot water taps for five minutes ensures standing water has been removed from the plumbing in residents' homes.