FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
April 29, 2020
Fire Advisory in Effect for Lethbridge County
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY– Lethbridge County has issued a Fire Advisory due to the dry and warm conditions that exist and are forecasted to continue.
Although this is not a Fire Ban, the County asks citizens to use extra caution when burning while the Advisory is in effect. Citizens are also reminded that obtaining a fire permit is mandatory at all times. Permits can be applied for on the County website at http://lethcounty.ca/departments/emergency-services/fire-permits or on the Lethbridge County app. Once a fire permit has been granted, the regulations of the permit and Fire Permit Bylaw #1424 must be followed. When burning, you are responsible to monitor your fire continuously and extinguish it immediately should wind speeds exceed 15 km 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.
This Fire Advisory is in effect until further notice.
Check Alberta Firebans website (https://albertafirebans.ca) or the Lethbridge County website for any Fire Ban updates.
Citizens are reminded that fire permits are required for burning activities under Lethbridge County’s Fire Permit Bylaw #1424. Permit applications can be obtained from the County’s website (http://lethcounty.ca/departments/emergency-services/fire-permits), the Lethbridge County app, or by contacting the Lethbridge and Picture Butte administration offices at (403) 328-5525.
Functions & Links
- Alberta Emergency Alert
- Rural Crime Watch & RCMP Crime Map
- Ambulance Services
- Burning Un-Harvested Crops
- Dog Control Regulations
- Emergency Preparedness
- Emergency Services Billing
- Emergency Service Zones
- Fire Permits & Fire Bans
- Firearm Safety
- 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
- Barons and District Fire Department
- 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