Department of Community Services

About Yukon Wildland Fire Management

The Yukon Wildland Fire Management Program is responsible for managing Yukon wildfires and enforcing the Government of Yukon's Forest Protection Act

The Fire Management Program works to prevent personal injury and loss of life, and to minimize social and economic disruption resulting from wildfires.

Successful fire management depends on effective fire prevention, detection, suppression, and consideration of fire ecology relationships.

The Yukon is a member of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), located in Winnipeg. Through mutual aid sharing agreements (MARS), we can obtain assistance from other provinces and territories and can assist other fire agencies as needed.