Wildfire Preparedness and Monitoring

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Be Ready for Wildfires

Get your Emergency Kit and essentials packed and ready.  

Returning Home Safely after a Wildfire

  • Returning home after a wildfire affected the area may be stressful and traumatic. 
  • This guide will help you know what to do and where to get help. Keep yourself safe and healthy, with the checklists in the guide.

NWT Wildfire Information Sources

Fire Bans

Air Quality

Poor air quality can affect your health and well-being. Click the links below to learn more. 

  • Wildfire Smoke Exposure Advisory 
  • Active air quality alerts (Environment Canada) 
    • Advanced laser air quality monitors are installed in the following communities: Behchokǫ̀, Dettah, Enterprise, Fort Liard, Fort McPherson, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Gamètı̀, Hay River, Inuvik, Jean Marie River, Kátł'odeeche First Nation, Łutselkʼe, Nahanni Butte, Ndılǫ, Sambaa K'e, Tsiigehtchic, Tulita, Tuktoyaktuk, Wekweètı̀, Whatı̀, Wrigley, and Yellowknife. These monitors measure particle pollution (PM2.5). 

    • Particle pollution at or below 12 μg/m3 is considered healthy with little to no risk from exposure. To check the current air quality levels for these communities, visit PurpleAir

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