Nova Scotia Wildfire Training

The Department of Natural Resources takes a lead role in wildfire suppression on any forested lands excluding those owned municipally and federally. This can be complicated and dangerous work that usually requires a combined effort of resources. When an incident occurs, there must be a safe, effective and unified effort that minimizes damage to property while maintaining the safety of the public and fire fighters. For this reason, wildfire training is an essential part of the management responsibility carried out by DNR.

DNR fire crew members receive training in basic fire suppression, wildfire behaviour, wildfire equipment, safety, and fire line organization. As the level of responsibility increases, so does the level of training. As well, staff may receive training through national and international agencies

Upon request we provide wildfire training to municipal fire departments, forest industry and community college students.