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Current Fire Ban Status - Fire Advisory in Effect



A fire advisory is in effect for Beaver County effective May 13, 2019.

The fire advisory only allows for recreational fires in fire pits, approved fire pits within recognized campgrounds and parks; propane and natural gas appliances.

No other fires are permitted until further notice.

Fire permits are suspended until the advisory is lifted. Failure to comply with the fire advisory and the fire bylaw may result in a fine of not less than $500.00 and not more than $5,000.00 plus costs. Any changes to the fire advisory will be announced on the Alberta Fire Ban and Beaver Emergency Services Commission website, Facebook.

Beaver Emergency Services Commission will continue to monitor the situation, and will update the public when conditions change.

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



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

Health Foundation Raises Funds for Helipad

Stars Helicopter

The Viking Health Foundation is leading the drive to raise funds to build a new helipad to accommodate the STARS fleet of AW139 helicopters and is looking to the public for support.

The AW139 medically equipped helicopters serve to enhance access to emergency pre-hospital critical care through more rapid response, an expanded service area, a larger medical interior, more powerful lift capacity, and a de-icing system that will enable flight during adverse weather conditions.

This helicopter which was first introduced in Alberta in 2012, ensures that patients, even those far away from a critical care centre, will receive the intensive medical care they need.

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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