The Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service is gearing up for a weekend of intensive firefighter training, set to take place on April 20-21 in the Pine Valley Estates subdivision and Camp Tamarack.

The training sessions are scheduled to run from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, focusing on various practice scenarios. While there won't be any live fire exercises, residents might hear the sounds of equipment and tools being utilized as part of the training drills.

District Fire Chief Bryan Hall stressed the importance of the training, noting that wildfires can spread beyond forested areas. By honing their skills, firefighters will be better equipped to handle any situation, particularly during times of heightened wildfire risk.

The County extends its gratitude to residents for their support during this crucial initiative. This training aligns with the County's Wildfire Mitigation Strategy, aiming to mitigate the impacts of wildfires safely and effectively.

For further details about the County Regional Fire Service, residents can visit