Category: Emergency Services

Emergency Services & COVID-19

Keeping Emergency Services Personnel Healthy – As our first responders continue to protect our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important we help keep them safe. Maintaining six feet, or two metres, between you police, firefighters, or EMS will help flatten the curve and keep our first responders safe. If you have been sick,…

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Office Closure Notice

Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building are closed to public access until further notice. This measure is being taken to protect our residents, staff, and communities, as we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For those who need to make payments, electronic options are…

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Spring Forward & Check Smoke Detectors

Daylight saving time officially starts this weekend in Alberta on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. While your phones and computers will automatically “spring forward” one hour earlier, you’ll still have to check your smoke detectors. So here are 5 tips to check your smoke detectors: Test alarms at least once a month by using…

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Family Day Office Closure

Please take note that our office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for the Family Day Holiday. The Municipal Emergency Line will remain open for urgent concerns with utilities and infrastructure.    

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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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