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Current Fire Ban Status - No Fire Ban

Please be advised:

Effective June 7, 2019 the Fire Advisory for Beaver County is lifted.

All outdoor burning requires a burning permit within Beaver County. Permits can be obtained from, the towns of Tofield, Viking, the villages of Holden, Ryley, Beaver County office, and the Beaver Emergency Services Commission Office, County Councillors and all local Fire Chiefs.

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

A Christmas Message from BESC

A message from the Beaver Emergency Services Commission [BESC]

Beaver County Region, AB

Recent fires including a house fire that took the lives of 5 people in a small hamlet within Lac Ste. Anne County northwest of Edmonton, should serve as a reminder to be extra vigilant this holiday season.  Please take a moment to assess any home hazards to ensure your family has a safe and joyous Christmas season.

Here are a few quick household checks to make:

  • Ensure Christmas lighting and wiring are clear of any combustibles and your circuits are not overloaded
  • Keep natural trees well hydrated to avoid them drying out
  • Keep lit candles away from other flammable items and do not place them under cabinets or shelves.
  • Do not dispose of Christmas wrappings in a wood burning fireplace
  • Ensure smoke alarms are unobstructed, working and vacuumed clear

In addition, when cooking ‘watch what you heat’ and always have a plan and meeting place assigned if the alarm sounds.

BESC is committed to being prepared just in case. “We would like to thank our firefighters for volunteering to spend their holidays on call to ensure everyone’s safety” says Gene Hrabec, Chairman of BESC.

On behalf of the Beaver Emergency Services Board, we would like to wish you and your families a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

For more information: https://www.BESC.ca


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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