NO FIRE BAN IN EFFECT
September 13, 2018
Due to the cooler temperatures and recent precipitation, conditions no longer exist in Lethbridge County that posed a heightened risk of fire spread. Lethbridge County has lifted the Fire Ban imposed on August 9, 2018. This declaration is made under the authority of the Lethbridge County Bylaw #1423.
Fire Permit Applications are again being accepted by the Lethbridge and Picture Butte offices, as well as through the Lethbridge County website and County app.
Citizens are reminded that some debris is not permitted to be burned under Bylaw #1424, including rubber, plastic, and other items. The bylaw can be viewed at www.lethcounty.ca/government/bylaws. Violations may be subject to fines for placing prohibited debris in a fire.
Check Alberta Firebans website (https://albertafirebans.ca) or the Lethbridge County website for any Fire Ban updates. The County thanks citizens for their cooperation.
Alberta’s Wildfire Season is starting on March 1. Click the photo below to learn how to reduce the risk of wildfire.
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: