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Fire Permits

Fire Permits are required year round.  To apply for a fire permit click here


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

Current Fire Ban Status

There are no fire bans currenlty in effect for the Beaver County region at this time. 

Fires are permitted with an approved fire permit. 

 

BESC News

October 24, 2022 @ 2:20 pm Update Ministik Bird Sanctuary Fire- the fire is under control. As a result of Alberta Wildfire crew efforts and the change in the weather, the area ( estimated at 43 hectares) is now reduced to smouldering. The Alberta Wildfire crews have established a perimeter around the area and have left the scene. Tofield Fire will continue to monitor the situation.

October 20, 2022 @ 2:15 pm. The fire has increased to 20 hectares and is still contained. Alberta Wildfire is deploying additional resources.

October 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am Update Ministik Bird Sanctuary Fire. Despite wind gusts in the area this morning, the fire is contained. Both Tofield Fire and Strathcona fire were on scene early this morning. Alberta Wildfire Crews continue to fight the fire.

 

October 19, 2022 There is currently a fire burning in the Ministik BIrd Sanctuary on the west end of Beaver County.

The estimated size of the fire is 10 hectares. Alberta Wildfire crews are on scene and the fire is under control.

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

Fire Permits Required Year Round- Permits suspended as per fire restriction

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Fire 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:

Town Office (Tofield) Ph: 780-662-3269

Kevin Moos (Tofield) Ph: 780-699-9776

Village Of Ryley Ph: 780-663-3653

Beaver County Office (Ryley) Ph: 780-663-3730

Village of Holden Ph: 780-688-3928

Blair Ewasiuk ( Holden) Ph: 780-603-0179

Rob Roulston ( Bruce) Ph: 780-254-0224

50th Street Auto (Viking) Ph: 780-336-2526

BESC Headquarters (Viking) Ph: 780-336-3041

Kelly Overbo (Kinsella) Ph: 780-336-5518

BESC Head Office Ph: 780-336-3041

Fire Permits are issued for a 14 day period and are free of charge.

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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