Category: Emergency Services

Holiday Office Hours

To allow our staff an opportunity to spend time with family and friends during the holiday season, the County Administration Office, the offices of Family and Community Services (FCSS) and Public Works will be closed on the following days during the holiday season: • Monday, December 25, 2017 • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 • Wednesday,…

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Cellular and internet outage

An Information Alert has been issued for Athabasca County making the public aware of an outage with both internet and cellular services in areas of the County. Telus advises the outage is due to a cable cut that occurred today and crews are currently working to restore services. To see updates on the progress of…

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County Conversation – 2017 FireSmart initiatives

FireSmart offers assistance protecting your home from wildfire If you missed hearing this week’s County Conversation radio segment on 94.1 The River you can listen to it here. This week we talk about how to FireSmart your property and the upcoming Yard Debris Disposal Program that sees fees waived at all Athabasca Regional Waste Commission Transfer…

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Water Truck For Sale by Bid

Athabasca County Fire Services has for sale the following apparatus: 1982 Ford F700 1200 gallon Water Truck (VIN# 1FPDF70K9CVA36943) Equipped with a 250 gpm Bowie drafting pump No auxiliary equipment; sold as is, no warranty. Truck can be viewed at the County Public Works Yard, Monday to Friday 8:00 – 4:30 Bids must be submitted…

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County Conversation – Rural addressing and emergencies

Get to know your rural address or post it in an accessible location If you missed this week’s Athabasca County Conversation on 94.1 The River you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about the importance of knowing your rural address in case of emergency. The blue signs were added to the entrance of…

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Travel Advisory issued during Fort McMurray re-entry

Tens of thousands of vehicles are expected to travel to Fort McMurray over a five-day period The re-entry to Fort McMurray for residents evacuated during the wildfire emergency is underway and Alberta Transportation is making people who live in communities enroute to Fort McMurray aware of changes in traffic volumes. Alberta Transportation anticipates increased traffic…

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Fire Advisory issued for County

Due to the recent weather conditions, Athabasca County has lifted the total fire ban.  A FIRE ADVISORY remains in effect for that area of the County OUTSIDE OF THE Forest Protection Area. This means that the use of permitted burn barrels and small cooking and warming fires are permitted at this time.  New fire permits will not…

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OHV USE RESTRICTED

The Government of Alberta has issued a temporary restriction on the use of Off Highway Vehicles on public lands and provincial parks to prevent the spread of wildfires during this very dry time of year. Due to the extremely dry conditions, Athabasca County recommends reducing use of recreational OHVs in the municipality. It is also…

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Province-wide fire ban in place

A Fire Control Order has been issued by the Forestry Division, Alberta Agriculture and Foresty enforcing a province wide FIRE BAN according to section 21 of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. It was brought into effect as of 4:30 pm on May 5, 2016. The Order suspends all fire permits issued under the Act, requires all…

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Unsolicited donations for evacuees

Donations have surpassed the immediate need The response to the Fort McMurray fire evacuation continues to bring a flood of donations from people province wide. Today Athabasca County conducted a survey of supplies in Wandering River and Grassland to gauge whether further resources are required. The result showed that further donations are no longer needed at…

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