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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

GFX Wildfire FireBans AdvisoryJune 29, 2021 at 8:00 am Beaver Emergency Services Commission issued a Fire Advisory

Open fires are allowed with permits but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Fires must be continuously supervised and you must have an adequate water supply available.

Fire permits may be restricted. Be aware weather conditions will determine whether a fire restriction will be issued.

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

BESC News

BESC is currently seeking proposals for consulting services for an Organizational Review and a Strategic Planning session.

Our organizational information inlcuding bylaws, policies and financial statements is available under the Commission Info tab on this webpage.  A package including our latest business plan and strategic planning information is available upon request - email info@besc.ca.  The deadline for submissions is October 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm MST.  Click the links below for the proposal information.

Organizational Review

Strategic Planning

 BESC is currently seeking proposals for two (2) Side X Side Units. The deadline for submissions is October 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm MST.  Click the link below for the proposal information.

Side X Side Units

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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