Canada: Forest Fire Monitoring and Early Warning
Fire Situation Reports on National Level
Canadian Wildland Fire Information System
The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System creates daily fire weather and fire behavior maps year-round and hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September.
Daily Fire Situation Reports
The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) provides an online fire reporting system, which provides up-to-the-minute bulletins, situation reports, and firestart and spread data for our Member Agencies and other firefighting organizations:
- Firewire online (daily real-time fire sitreps)
- Links to all Canadian Forest Fire Management Agencies
Fire Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling System (Fire M3)
The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and the Canadian Forest Service operate the Fire Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling System (Fire M3) that automatically identifies, monitors and maps large forest fires on a daily basis using NOAA AVHRR satellite data. Automated image analysis processes are incorporated to identify active fires and format these data for use in spatially based fire behaviour models:
Weekly National Forest Fire Situation Reports
Every Friday the Canadian Forest Service provides an Updated National Forest Fire Situation Report. The website includes the number of fires by province, area burned by province, weekly fire occurrence, weekly area burned, and archived reports (starting 1998).
Fire Situation Reports on Provincial Level
- Provincial Emergency Program,
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is providing current provincially coordinated operations and fire situation reports.
- Protection Branch,
of the Ministry of Forests is giving fire information, statistics, restriction and bans and usefull background information.