Nova Scotia Wildfire Control Centre

Often referred to as "fire control", the wildfire coordination centre is staffed daily throughout the entire fire season. The centre provides a coordinated suppression effort, province- wide support for suppression activities, and maintains a state of fire preparedness as warranted by wildfire conditions.

We do this by:

  • Assessing fire weather conditions by gathering the fire weather observations from across the province and applying forecast information;
  • Producing and distributing the Provincial Fire Weather Indices, both current and forecast, for suppression preparedness and public awareness;
  • Setting provincial alert levels for the aircraft fleet in response to the fire danger level;;
  • Allocating resources provincially for fire suppression and crew support;;
  • Responding to reports of wildfires from our aerial detection aircraft, the public through 911, the 1-800-565-2224 emergency line, and other sources;
  • Processing requests for wildfire fighting support nationally and internationally.