FireSmart Canada

Joe Russell

FireSmart Provincial Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador

Position:  Fire Management Training Specialist
Organization:  Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
Email:  jrussell@gov.nl.ca
Phone:  (709) 637-2916

Based out of headquarters of the Forestry Branch in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Joe has been involved in the Fire Program since 2009.  He has taken the initiative to personalize The Home Owners FireSmart Manual for his Province and promotes FireSmart through presentations and forestry fairs.  He supports the FireSmart Canada Communities Recognition Program and is focused on helping communities find solutions to their wildfire mitigation challenges in the Wildland/Urban Interface.  Joe coordinates training for wildland fire fighters in the Province and is also a Logistics Section Chief on the NL Incident Management Team.

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