Category: Emergency Services

False Alarms: Silencing the Panel is Not Enough

False alarms are not only a drain on resources and personnel but they can take personnel away from a real emergency. Should your alarm system go off when there is no emergency, remember that turning off or silencing the system at the control panel only stops the alarm from going off at your property. A…

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Athabasca County Conversation – September 11

Free FireSmart Assessments Being Offered            The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about a new initiative offering free FireSmart assessments of your rural property to make…

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Stat Holiday Office Closure – Labour Day

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day stat holiday. The After-Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will remain in operation over the long weekend for emergencies connected with municipal services. If you encounter an emergency that requires Fire, Police or Ambulance please dial 9-1-1.  

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Baptiste Lake Fire Department Open House on Saturday

Come out to the Island Lake Fire Hall this Saturday August 3rd from 11am – 2pm for a hamburger and activities for the kids. There will be FireSmart and Voyent-Alert information displays as well as home sprinkler kits available for sale.

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Fire Advisory Lifted

Please be advised that effective July 4, 2019 Athabasca County has updated its FIRE STATUS: Athabasca County has lifted the FIRE ADVISORY for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area. Safe campfires are now allowed in all campgrounds and random camping areas. Any burning other than campfires requires a fire permit….

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County Conversation – July 2, 2019

Receive County notices on your mobile phone The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about a new communication tool being used by the County to connect with residents about services and…

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Fire Status Update – Advisory now in place

Please be advised that effective June 4, 2019 Athabasca County has updated its FIRE STATUS to a: Due to the recent weather conditions, Athabasca County has down-graded the existing FIRE BAN to a FIRE ADVISORY for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area. Although the fire ban has been lifted, there…

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Understanding the Placement of Reception Centres

There have been some questions regarding whether the Athabasca Regional Multiplex will become a reception centre to accommodate those evacuated due to wildfires. The following information is provided to help everyone understand what is required before a reception centre is put in place. With AU moving its convocation, will a reception centre now be set…

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County provides support during wildfires

Athabasca, Alberta – Athabasca County is assisting in efforts to support those displaced by wildfires. On Thursday, May 30th Director of Emergency Services Ron Jackson and FCSS Athabasca Manager Deb Wood travelled to Calling Lake to visit with MD of Opportunity officials operating a reception centre for evacuees. After the visit, and responding to a…

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Fire Ban Now in Place

Please be advised that effective May 23, 2019 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE BAN:   Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Restriction to a FIRE BAN for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area effective immediately. The fire ban prohibits all open fires including recreational fire pits, burn…

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