FMAA HSSE Policy | YMM Committed | Security at YMM | Environment

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is committed to its Core Values: Safety, People, Leadership, Creativity and Sustainability. FMAA’s HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) programs represent and demonstrate these values. View FMAA’s HSSE Policy


Purpose and Scope

We are responsible stewards and role models in how we monitor and enhance our Health, Safety, Security, & Environment (HSSE) programs as part of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority’s (FMAA) overall Integrated Management System. We work collaboratively with our stakeholders on the airport campus and in the community to achieve excellence in HSSE performance.

Our Commitment

We will protect the environment, our airport facility, our neighbours, and our people – employees, contractors, tenants, and customers through:

  • Compliance with all applicable laws, and regulations
  • Continuous improvement using appropriate industry standards and best practices
  • Measuring, monitoring, reporting, and, where feasible, reducing and optimizing carbon emissions from sources owned or controlled by FMAA
  • Enhancing employee competencies through training and development
  • Allocating resources to support stewardship activities
  • Developing goals and regularly reporting on performance
  • Inspiring a positive culture that results in:
    • Teamwork, communication, and respect
    • Accountability and ownership: “safety is everyone’s responsibility”
    • Early identification, reporting and correction of near misses
    • Leverage experiences and lessons learned from incidents
    • Proactive measures to maintain a safe and secure environment
    • Teamwork, communication, and respect
    • Accountability and ownership: “safety is everyone’s responsibility”
    • Early identification, reporting and correction of near misses
    • Leverage experiences and lessons learned from incidents
    • Proactive measures to maintain a safe and secure environment

Denean Robinson
President & CEO
Fort McMurray Airport Authority
Filed on October 20, 2022

YMM Committed

YMM successfully demonstrates and provides a safe airport experience for all travellers, in line with recommended health measures established by the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations and aviation industry best practices.

In 2020, YMM proudly attained accreditation for ACI’s World Airport Health Program and received re-accreditation in 2021. Click here to learn more.

In March 2020, YMM enhanced the existing health and safety program to include additional precautions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. YMM’s commitment includes adhering to all rules and regulations outlined by the Government of Canada. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel information, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Upon the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada or Alberta Health Services, the Fort McMurray Airport Authority is prepared to adopt additional appropriate response measures.

YMM Health & Safety Program enhancements include: 

  • Physical distancing reminders throughout the passenger journey
  • Increased number of hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal
  • Amplified education travel information from official health and transportation authorities
  • Educational information and signage throughout the terminal
  • State-of-the-art technology to sterilize terminal assets
  • Amplified hand washing measures
  • Collaboration with stakeholders (Alberta Health Services, airlines, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, business partners and agencies)
  • Rearranged seating in the food court to encourage physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting measures in shared spaces and baggage carts

Government of Canada Advice and Advisories

The Government of Canada’s official resource for international travel is the Travel Advice and Advisories webpage. This site helps passengers make informed decisions for a safe travel experience. Be sure to check often as safety and security conditions may change.

Airline Partners’ Health and Safety Programs

The following information is a list of Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM)’s airline safety programs relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Air Canada

Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines Covid 19 Travel requirements.


Helpful Links to Keep You Informed
Travellers and residents are encouraged to access official information about COVID-19. Stay up-to-date by visiting these websites or follow on social media.



Updates for

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) terminal understands vigilant security does not need to come at a cost to excellent customer service and remains committed to providing passengers with a comfortable, memorable experience. 

Security services are on-site at YMM, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the commercial airlines and charters operating. Contact information for YMM’s security professionals and organizations is listed below. 

Security Information

If you have an immediate security or safety concern, please contact the YMM Operations Centre at 780-793-8970. If the matter is not urgent, please fill out the Safety Reporting and/or Customer Feedback forms.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for the screening of passengers/personnel and their travel belongings.

GardaWorld Fort McMurray provides YMM’s on-site security service and monitors its terminal, campus and parking facilities. To contact GardaWorld at FlyYMM, please phone the reception line: 780-793-8970.

Transport Canada is responsible for the safety and security of travellers on the ground and in the air. It also sets and enforces the standards for airports and airport operations.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is responsible for policing YMM.


The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is committed to minimizing and mitigating environmental risks and regards its environmental responsibilities as an essential component to a sustainable and successful future.

As a responsible steward of the environment, YMM continues to adopt new procedures and technology to help reduce its carbon footprint. 

In 2023, YMM successfully attained level two ‘Reduction’ certification from Airports Council International (ACI) – World’s Global Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The third-party accredited program provides airports with a common framework for carbon management enabling them to effectively reduce their carbon footprint. Click here to learn more.

The Environmental Management Plan meets that goal in a transparent and accessible manner. The FMAA’s Environmental Strategy and Resultant Plan are designed to ensure that the FMAA complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

FMAA operates under the following legislation and by-laws:

Drone Safety

Airports are No-Drone Zones

With more people flying drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), Transport Canada regulates their use to keep the public and other airspace users safe. The use of drones and UAVs is restricted at the Fort McMurray International Airport and could result in fines up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment. To learn more about flying drones safely and legally, visit the Government of Canada’s website.