Category: Emergency Services

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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Fire Restriction Issued

Please be advised that effective May 13, 2019 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE RESTRICTION: Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Advisory to a Fire Restriction for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection area. This restriction PROHIBITS the discharge of fireworks and SUSPENDS all fire permits issued for burn…

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Athabasca County Newsletter – April 2019

The Athabasca County Connection Newsletter is out for April 2019 and includes a variety of stories including information about the 2019 County Budget and priorities for work to take place this year, an update on the Regional Aquatic and Fitness Centre, the Business Visitation Program, and a feature story about the Pioneer and Modern Farm…

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Fire Advisory Issued

Please be advised that effective April 23, 2019 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE ADVISORY for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area. The use of burn barrels and cooking and warming fires are permitted. The issuance of new fire permits will be restricted to essential burning only. Residents and…

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County Conversation – Checking Burn Sites

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 offers information about ensuring winter burn sites are completely extinguished and pose no risk of starting a wildfire when conditions dry out this spring.  …

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County Conversation – August 29

Athabasca County has a bi-weekly radio segment that airs on The BOOM 94.1 to help our residents, businesses and visitors stay up to date on County news. If you missed hearing it over the radio, you can listen to it here by clicking on the play button below. This week’s segment talks about the upcoming…

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Rochester Fire Hall – Grand Opening

Athabasca County is hosting the grand opening of the New Rochester Fire Hall: 12(noon) to 7:30 pm | Friday, September 7 Meet the volunteer firefighters and help celebrate the opening of this new facility with food (hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks), displays & information, and activities for the kids!    

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