Preventing Fires
The Syncline Ridge wildfire of 2003 gave most people a new awareness about how vulnerable our town is to the threat of a catastrophic wildfire.
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Since 2004, Parks Canada, the Municipality of Jasper and its residents have been working together on ecologically based solutions that restore habitat for wildlife and reduce the fuels that would feed a wildfire in and around our urbanized areas. Jasper is a model for other threatened communities in Alberta and across Canada.

Contact Information

Name Title Organization Phone Number
Alan Westhaver
FireSmart Project Manager
Parks Canada
780-852-6169 Email
Sam Stickney
FireSmart Coordinator
Parks Canada
780-852-8146 Email
Greg Van Tighem
Fire Chief
Municipality of Jasper
780-852-1595 Email
Ron Stanko
Deputy Fire Chief
Municipality of Jasper
780-852-1597 Email