The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is dedicated to telling the story of bushflying and forest fire fighting in Canada.

The goal of the virtual exhibit, FIRE! History of Wildfire Detection in Canada, is to explore the history of fire detection, an important, but little known facet of Canadian life and history.


The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation.

Production Team

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre staff, volunteers, and contract employees produced the website.

The core team included project coordinator Terry Wright, CBHC archivist; research/writing team Jack Minor, Reidar Vollebekk, Wanda Grife, Terry Wright, and Mark Dunn; website developers Brad Madigan, Heather Bot, John Stephens, and Gene Wesselius.

In addition we would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by the numerous people, not named, who assisted with research, web development, and provided feedback.

We sincerely thank the staff of Canada’s provincial, territorial, and national fire management agencies, who contributed their expertise to the project.