Beaver Emergency Services Commission
Burning in your Backyard!
Within municipal areas (Towns, Villages and Hamlets) in Beaver County the burning of debris is not permitted. Municipal residents are allowed to construct a fire pit or an approved burning device after obtaining a permit from the Beaver Emergency Services Commission. Approved fire pits or burning devices are to be used only for recreational purposes and/or for cooking food. The materials to be burned are restricted to "clean", untreated wood. No paper, leaves, yard trimmings or garbage may be burned.
Construction guidelines are available here or at the Beaver Emergency Services offices.
Apply online for a permit to construct a fire pit.
Applications for a permit to construct a burning device are available for no charge either online or from the Beaver Emergency Services Commission offices. Call 780-336-3041 for more information. A FIre Permit is not required to burn wood in an approved burning device.
Open burning in your backyard or burning in a device that has not been issued a permit can result in penalties from $500.00 to $5000.00.
Complaints regarding offensive odours from the burning of prohibited debris should be directed to ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION CONTROL, 1-800-222-6514
On April 11 and 12, A.E.M.A. (Alberta Emergency Management Association) Field Officer for East Central Alberta, John Lamb, along with Rob Morton, Field Officer for South Central Region instructed ICS 100/200 training at the Beaver Emergency Services Commission office in Viking.
The Incident Command System is a management system built on best practices in the organization and management of emergency incidents.
ICS is becoming the standard command and control structure for emergency management across Canada and internationally.
ICS 100 introduces the basics of the Incident Command System. Participants will be better prepared to function within an ICS environment.
ICS 200 was designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the ICS. This course focuses on the management of single resources and provides training for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
On Sunday April 10, 2016 the Ryley Volunteer Fire Department, BESC Station #2 received a Certificate of Excellence as” Volunteer Organization of the Year” in the Village of Ryley.
The Volunteer Organization recipients were selected by community members votes.
The award was presented to District Fire Chief Julie Fraser by the Ryley Economic Development Society (R.E.D.S.) Chair Jon Brindza, and Village of Ryley Mayor Lavonne Svenson and Village Councillor Peter Presley.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chief Julie Fraser or the BESC offices.