The wildfire management branch designs and delivers more than 60 wildfire management training courses annually at the Hinton Training Centre (HTC). HTC is a member of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC). It is also an Agency Authority Having Jurisdiction (AAHJ) for Alberta’s wildfire management branch.
Wildfire management training delivered at the Centre is recognized around the world for its expertise in ensuring:
- the safety of workers and the public
- the protection and management of natural resources
Training is targeted to a variety of professional technical positions in wildfire management such as:
- permanent Government of Alberta wildfire management branch employees
- incident management teams
- seasonal wildfire crews
HTC courses adhere to national training standards set by CIFFC.
For a list of wildfire management training courses, see the Wildfire Courses at a Glance calendar (PDF, 420 KB).
Delivery methods include online learning, in class lectures, simulations, and practical hands on training.
To be eligible to attend wildfire management training at the Hinton Training Centre (HTC), you must be either:
- a Government of Alberta wildfire management branch employee, or
- an employee or contractor working in a natural-resource-based industry, sponsored by the Government of Alberta to attend a course or workshop
Government of Alberta employees and contractors
Government employees and contractors can register for training by contacting the nearest Forest Area training contact.
Employees from other provinces/national agencies
Register through your national training contact.
The centre offers a variety of online training courses.
|Forestry Division employees||For a list of courses and passcodes, see the wildfire management branch SharePoint site.|
|Employees of other government departments, provincial/territorial governments or the federal government||Request access to training by contacting the HTC online help desk.|
|Contractors (non-government)||To request access contact the provincial training contact representative closest to your business location to discuss sponsorship/approval to take.|
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