Beaver County COVID-19 Update

Beaver County COVID-19 Update

BESC is aware of the recent spike in cases of Covid in the Beaver County region. We strongly recommend calm in riding out this elevation of the numbers, as the Province of Alberta is also experiencing a similar situation.

We are monitoring the situation closely and listening to our partner municipalities and Directors of Emergency Management in the region. The overwhelming message is to follow current Alberta Health Services guidelines, practice physical distancing and when appropriate wear a mask. Masks are available at Tim Hortons, A&W, McDonalds and other AHS designated locations including retail outlets. It would be helpful to call first and reserve your order.

Alberta Health Services has assured us that all the cases, both the ones in the past, and now the most recent ones, are from known sources, and everyone involved is cooperating with Alberta Health Services to prevent further spread.  The general population in the Beaver County Region is at low risk.

This increase was anticipated and shows the conditions that existed up to about a week ago, although heading into the upcoming long weekend it is important that we stay vigilant to reduce the cases and protect the vulnerable. Together we can mitigate this temporary outbreak. Please follow the Covid Links on our website at or for further information call our office 780-336-3041


Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer Firefighters

Firefighters Needed!

Your local firefighters are members of your community, they are your friends, family, and neighbors. No matter when you call, they are ready to answer that call to assist in your community.

Past members are retiring or moving on and there is a serious decline in fire personnel to be there for you when needed.

So your community needs your help.

Who can apply to be a firefighter? You!!

If you want to learn new skills and try something different then we welcome you to apply to join our family of dedicated local community members.

What you can expect from us.

We offer in house and region wide training a long with the East Central Training Group. This group coordinates with 5 Counties, and 2 Municipal Districts to allow our volunteers the opportunity to participate in training that fits in to their life plans.

Volunteers have the opportunity to achieve their Professional Firefighting 1001 accreditation as well as specialty training like livestock extrication and ice water rescue.

The entry level volunteer Fire Fighter-Probationer, working under the supervision of Officers, is required to:

  • work as part of a professional team,
  • operate and maintain firefighting apparatus and equipment,
  • maintain fire stations;
  • combat fires;
  • perform rescue work;
  • emergency medical;
  • inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards,
  • and participate in public education programs.

Candidates must have a strong desire to serve the community, a strong work ethic, and a strong sense of loyalty and duty.

BESC Volunteer Firefighters

"Serving with P.R.I.D.E."

Professional in our approach:

  • Maintain equipment, facilities, and personal appearance.
  • Display unquestionable ethics with integrity and honesty.
  • Promote teamwork and safety.

Ready to respond:

  • Provide quality emergency response.
  • Maintain preparedness through continuous training.
  • Exhibit physical and mental wellness.

Innovative and adaptive:

  • Provide special team services.
  • Receptive to change and experimentation.
  • View challenges as opportunities.

Dedicated to the community:

  • Provide quality customer service and care.
  • Minimize casualties and property loss.
  • Participate in the community in non-emergency events.

Empowered to make a difference:

  • Exhibit knowledge of the commission, Fire Stations and Communities.
  • Present sound reasoning and a positive attitude.
  • Promote the vision of a quality community.

For more information and applications: (These are the station phone numbers - they are only answered when personnel are in the station. Call the BESC Office if the station does not answer. 780-336-3041)

Station #1 Tofield: Fire Chief Dave Oleksyn - 780 662-3958

Station # 2 Ryley: Fire Chief Terry Magneson - 780 663-3606

Station # 3 Holden: Fire Chief Blair Ewasiuk - 780 688-3877

Station # 4 Bruce: Fire Chief Rob Roulston - 780 688-3738

Station # 5 Viking: Fire Chief Kevin Fornal - 780 336-3387

Station # 6 Kinsella: Fire Chief Kelly Overbo - 780 336-5518

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