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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

Health and Safety Coordinator

Health and Safety Coordinator

Beaver Emergency Services Commission requires a Health and Safety Coordinator to review our existing health and safety program, policies and procedures and make recommendations to improve or update, ensuring they are aligned with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety regulations and codes.

This is a contract position.

Please submit your proposal to Allan Weiss, Regional Emergency Manager at info@besc.ca

Proposals due by December 15, 2020

A message from the Beaver Emergency Services Commission [BESC]

Beaver County Region, AB

Please take a moment to assess any home hazards to ensure your family has a safe and joyous Christmas season.

Here are a few quick household checks to make:

  • Ensure Christmas lighting and wiring are clear of any combustibles and your circuits are not overloaded
  • Keep natural trees well hydrated to avoid them drying out
  • Keep lit candles away from other flammable items and do not place them under cabinets or shelves.
  • Do not dispose of Christmas wrappings in a wood burning fireplace
  • Ensure smoke alarms are unobstructed, working and vacuumed clear

In addition, when cooking ‘watch what you heat’ and always have a plan and meeting place assigned if the alarm sounds.

BESC is committed to being prepared just in case. “We would like to thank our firefighters for volunteering to spend their holidays on call to ensure everyone’s safety” says Gene Hrabec, Chairman of BESC.

On behalf of the Beaver Emergency Services Board, we would like to wish you and your families a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.



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. 


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:

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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