Police, Fire, Medical Emergency - Call 9-1-1

Have the address or legal land description of the emergency location and a phone number you can be called back on in case of disconnection. Read more ....

Current Fire Ban Status - Fire Advisory

Beaver Emergency Services Commission has lifted the Fire Advisory within Beaver County, effective immediately,Friday June 1, 2018. At this time there are NO Fire Bans within Beaver County!


Alberta Fire Ban Mobile Application


Available for iOS and Android, the Alberta Fire Bans application is intended to provide the public with quick access for fire bans in the province. Keeping people informed of fire bans across the province will help people plan their summer activities safely, whether in their backyards or in Alberta’s parks and natural areas, while reducing the risk of wildfire. I encourage you all to download the app and make yourself aware of its features and benefits as we begin to roll it out for this current wildfire season.Please note: as a part of the government’s open data portal, there is currently another Alberta fire bans application available to download. We cannot ensure the data within that third party application is completely accurate, so please begin using the application owned by the Government of Alberta (the one with the orange icon – attached).

About Beaver Emergency Services


Welcome to Beaver Emergency Services Commission

The Beaver Emergency Services Commission is a regional partnership between the towns of Tofield, Viking, villages of Holden, Ryley and Beaver County, Alberta for set up for the administration and delivery of fire and emergency management services. Commission headquarters are located in Viking, Alberta in the lower level of the Town Office.

The Beaver Emergency Services Commission manages the administration and oversees operations of volunteer fire departments in each of the towns of Tofield and Viking, the villages of Ryley and Holden, and the hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella. Fire Department operations in each of the towns and villages are managed by a District Fire Chief and many dedicated volunteer firefighters.

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

Firefighters Busy


Department Tofield Ryley Holden Bruce Viking Kinsella
Type of Incident  
Structure Fire     1   1  
Vehicle Fire            
Grass/Brush Fire 3   2   2  
Motor Vehicle Collision     2   2  
Farm Rescue            
Dangerous Goods            
Medical     2      
Electrical Hazard            
Alarms 2 1     2  
Department Tofield Ryley Holden Bruce Viking Kinsella
Total Calls by Month            
Jan 3   6   2  
Feb 3   1   3  
Mar 11   3   3  
Apr 5 1 7   7  


The cause of the fire has not been determined.

"It has been a busy time for the Region," Chief Conroy said.

She said Thursday, Sept, 26, firefighters from two stations, Viking and Kinsella, responded to a vehicle fire to find a tractor and bailer burning.

Monday, Sept 23 the Tofield station was called to a coal fire which was contained in a bin.

Ryley firefighters dealt with two wildland (stubble and grass) fires.

Chief Conroy said firefighters from Tofield assisted by crews from Holden , were called out to another grass fire on Thursday, Sept 26.

A number of area farmers have commented on the dry conditions and how quickly a fire can start when harvest machinery works.

Volunteers Needed!

We need you! Through unwavering vigilance, rigorous training and unquestionable dedication, the Volunteer Firefighters of BESC work to serve and ensure the safety of every person in the county.

Local Links

www.vbfcss.com Viking Family Community Support Services

www.fcss-trbc.com Tofield Family Community Support Services

Viking Medical Clinic - Kalyna County Primary Care Network

Safety Links

Safety Tips - Alberta Fire Commissioner

Fire Protection - NFPA

Fire Safety - Alberta Emergency Management

Senior Safety - Finding Balance Campaign


You are here: Home Firefighters Busy