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Fire Permits

All outdoor burning within Beaver County requires a burning permit.   Click here to apply for a   burning permit. Applications are processed daily except on weekends.

Permits can be also be obtained from, the towns of Tofield, Viking, the villages of Holden, Ryley, Beaver County office, the Beaver Emergency Services Commission Office, and all local Fire Chiefs.

For further information please contact the Beaver Emergency Services Commission office @ 780-336-3041

Current Fire Ban Status - No Advisory

BESC Office Information

We are following recommended COVID-19 protocols at the BESC Office.  Masks are required.

Beaver Emergency Services Commission wouldl like to say a HUGE Thank You to Enbridge Pipeline for their very generous donation of $7500.00 toward a new AFFRAC Radio System.

Enbridge Donation

Beaver Emergency Services Commission is very excited and pleased to have received funding from Providence Grain Solutions – Community Fund.

Money received from the generous donation of Providence Grain has been used to purchase an inflatable fire educational house. This summer, and during fire prevention week, be sure to watch for this in your community either at a school or fair near you.

The 9-1-1 system at Strathcona County Emergency Communications Centre is being upgraded.  There are no changes to the 9-1-1 number and emergency calls will continue to be handled seamlessly. 

However the long-dial “Alarm Line” number (780-449-6707) that alarm monitoring companies use to contact our centre is changing. 

310-FIRE

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and grass fires

Alberta’s Wildfire Season is starting on March 1. The Office of the Fire Commissioner, municipalities and fire departments across Alberta, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and Alberta FireSmart are all working to help raise awareness about wildfire - Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and grass fires.

During the 2018 fire season the Alberta government responded to 1,111 wildfires that burned more than 52,296.55 hectares across our province.

Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. You can do your part:

no burningFire Permits for open burning are now required year round, from January 1st to December 31st. At the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Beaver Emergency Services Commission, Bylaw No. 4-2013 was passed which brought in the changes for fire permits. For more information on fire permits please review the information on the BESC website or contact the Beaver Emergency Services office at 780-336-3041.

Fire permits are available by filling out an application online on the BESC website at www.besc.ca or from the following Fire Guardians:

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

 

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