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Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Plans

Learn about best practices and your legal obligations to prepare for and prevent wildfires for your industrial or commercial operation.
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1. Guidance

Industrial and commercial operators working in and near provincial forests and parks are required to submit a wildfire prevention and preparedness plan to the Ministry of Environment. These plans are an important way that the ministry works with operators to help them reduce their wildfire risk. An operator must submit a plan each year before the start of wildfire season, which runs from April 1 to October 31, or before starting activities during the season.

For helpful information, go to Best Management Practice – Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Plans for Industrial and Commercial Operations.
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2. Requirements for Submitting a Plan

You’ll need to submit a plan if your activity is associated with forestry operations, mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas, road construction and maintenance, public utilities, outfitting, institutional camps and railway operations. If you are not sure if you need a prevention and preparedness plan, check with your local Forest Protection Area Office.

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3. Preparing Your Plan

When preparing your plan, it’s important to include all the required information, such as your company name and emergency contacts, a description of the work being done, and the steps your company has taken to prevent and prepare for wildfires. You can find details about what must be included in section 9 of The Wildfire Regulations.

You can prepare your own plan or use the ministry’s plan template. Note: please include only the required information. Extra details, such as emergency and safety procedures not related to wildfire management, are important for your purposes, but are not required for this submission.

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4. Submitting Your Plan

You can submit your completed wildfire prevention and preparedness plan to your local Forest Protection Area Office or by email to wppp@gov.sk.ca.

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5. Further Information

The ministry’s Wildfire Management Branch will contact you if it needs more information.

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