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Fire Permits

Fire Permit applications are not being accepted while the Fire Restriction is in place.


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

Current Fire Ban Status

GFX Wildfire FireBans Restriction

On April 26, 2021 at 08:00 AM Beaver Emergency Services Commission issued a Fire Restriction.

The fire restriction prohibits all open air burning.  All open air fire permits are now suspended and no new fire permits will be issued while the fire restriction is in effect.

Please extinguish all previously permitted fires and check recently burned brush piles to ensure they are extinguished completely.  Campfires and burning barrels in an approved container are still permitted providing they are continuously attended and have an adequate water supply available.

For up to date information on fire bans or restrictions please visit www.albertafirebans.ca

BESC Office Information

Fire Permit applications are not being accepted while the Fire Restriction is in place.

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

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

Wildfire Threat

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:

 

  • Dispose of debris and lawn clippings quickly to reduce fuel for fire. Don’t let them linger.
  • Clear leaves and other vegetative debris from roofs, gutters, porches and decks. This helps prevent embers from igniting your home.
  • Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house.
  • Remove flammable materials (wood piles, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck or porch.
  • Prune trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet from the ground. Wildfire can spread to tree tops.

If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE(3473)

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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