Media Opportunity - Revisiting Old Flames! Fire Management Program

OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Each year, following extensive planning and an ideal alignment of conditions, Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists ignite fires in our fire prone national parks. These fires are now part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands, and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation.

Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppress fires that have the potential to threaten people and property. They use the latest technologies and research to predict and manage fire.

This year alone, Parks Canada has been actively working with partners to restore the important natural role of fire in many parks across the country, including Kejimkujik, Banff and Jasper National Parks. Teams have also successfully responded to 89 wildfires, protecting park visitors, residents and facilities.

Develop your original story on these initiatives. Rick Kubian (English spokesperson) and Marie-Eve Foisy (French spokesperson) of the Parks Canada Fire Management Team can give unique and first-hand insight.

To book an interview, please contact Geneviève Patenaude at 819-953-8371 or at pc.media@pc.gc.ca.

Explore the world of fire with Parks Canada's Fire Management: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/mtn/feuveg-fireveg/Burning-Question-Brulante.aspx

Visual material is available upon request.

SOURCE: Parks Canada

For further information:

Geneviève Patenaude
819-953-8371
pc.media@pc.gc.ca


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