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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 Advisory

With an unusually dry grass fire season upon us it is paramount that we use caution with any open burning within the county and municipalities. BESC is continuing to monitor weather and wind conditions and further fire restrictions may been imposed quickly. We are evaluating each fire permit application carefully and only allowing those fires that have an adequate water supply and are continuously supervised to proceed.

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

BESC Office Information

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

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

Educational House

Education House 1

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 purpose of the Educational Firehouse is to promote fire safety; it has 3 rooms set-up as if it were a home. The first room you walk into is the kitchen. It has a refrigerator and stove. This is where the safety presentation starts. The second room is a living room with a fireplace. The third room is the “escape room” that features a window that allows the kids to climb out & jump to safety onto an inflated landing pad outside the house, an additional piece to the educational house is a fire truck slide for the kids to climb and slide down for more enjoyment.

Children walk through & have fun learning proper in-home, fire safety. Topics include: 
-kitchen safety, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, creating an exit plan/exit drills, staying low if there is smoke, calling 911 etc.

The Fire departments throughout Beaver County will use our house to promote fire safety education and provide fun for the children.

Without the generous support of Providence Grain, this project would not have been possible.                                                                    

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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