FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
January 9, 2018Lethbridge County has issued a Fire Advisory due to the dry, windy, and warm conditions that exist and are forecasted through the forseeable future. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has identified that there is a very high risk of fire spread during windy conditions in any cured grass fuel type, such as those that exist in Lethbridge County.
Although this is not a Fire Ban, the County asks citizens to postpone any burning activities until the Fire Advisory has been lifted. If burning is necessary, you must follow the regulations of your Fire Permit and the Fire Permit Bylaw #1424. You are responsible to monitor your fire continuously and extinguish it immediately should winds exceed 15km per hour. Do not hesitate to call 911 should your fire become uncontrollable.
If conditions persist, the County may impose a Fire Ban at any time. If a Fire Ban is imposed, you must immediately and fully extinguish your fire.
Those harvesting are also asked to take extra precautions to prevent ignition in fields. Check machinery often and keep a fire extinguisher near equipment.
This Fire Advisory is in effect until further notice.
Please visit www.albertafirebans.ca for updates.
Check Alberta Firebans website (https://albertafirebans.ca) or the Lethbridge County website for any Fire Ban updates. The County thanks citizens for their cooperation.
Functions & Links
- Alberta Emergency Alert
- Ambulance Services
- Burning Un-Harvested Crops
- Dog Control Regulations
- Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Services
- Emergency Services Billing
- Emergency Service Zones
- Fire Permits & Fire Bans
- Regulatory Services
- Rural Living
- Emergency Services Brochure
Through responsible management of Fire/Rescue, Disaster and Regulatory Services, we continually strive to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and our community.
This department provides effective and efficient responses to day-to-day emergencies through the management of Fire and Rescue Services. It prepares for, mitigates, responds to and recovers from disasters through the management of Disaster Services. The department educates citizens about and provides enforcement of municipal, provincial and federal laws through the management of Regulatory Services and fosters cooperation and coordination between all Fire and Rescue, Disaster and Regulatory Services.
- Provide for effective and efficient responses to day-to-day emergencies through the management of Fire and Rescue Services.
- Prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from disasters through the management of Disaster Services.
- Educate citizens about and provide enforcement of municipal and provincial laws through the management of Regulatory Services.
- Foster cooperation and coordination between all Fire and Rescue, Disaster and Regulatory Services.
Dial 911 for Ambulance - Fire - Police
The County contracts the City of Lethbridge Public Safety Communications Centre for 911 dispatch services.
911 calls are routed through the Telus 911 network.
- Alberta Emergency Management Agency
- Alberta Fire Chiefs Association
- Alberta Health Services
- Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
- Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre
- City of Lethbridge Fire and EMS
- Coaldale and District Emergency Services
- Coalhurst Fire Department
- International Association of Emergency Managers
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- Nobleford and District Emergency Services
- Picture Butte and District Emergency Services
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- World Health Organization
If you would like more information regarding Emergency Services for the County, please contact:Larry Randle
Director of Community Services