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SC Alert

April 19, 2016

A fire ban is in effect for Strathcona County, effective 12 noon today. The ban applies to all rural areas, hamlets and Sherwood Park. No outdoor fires are permitted until further notice, including burning barrels and fireworks, nor are recreational fire pits or charcoal barbecues allowed. The use of propane appliances, such as barbeques, is permitted. Fire permits are suspended until the ban is lifted.

Fire ban in effect

April 19, 2016: A fire ban is in effect for Strathcona County, effective 12 noon today. To get up-to-date information on current fire bans, restrictions and advisories throughout the province, visit Alberta Fire Bans.

Emergency alerts 

Industry activity

  • Call the UPDATE line at 1-866-653-9959 if you are concerned about alarms, prolonged flares, smoke or fire at petrochemical industries. Learn more.

Department news

  • Learn how you can help our friends and neighbours in Fort McMurray.
  • Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1 - 7. Please take a moment to learn more about how you can become better prepared to handle an emergency or disaster.
  • Do you feel prepared to deal with risks, major emergencies and disasters in Strathcona County? We're interested to know how prepared you and your family are for a major emergency or disaster. Please share your view by completing this survey . The survey closes May 8.
  • Learn how you can reduce the risk of wildfire affecting your property. Attend the FREE FireSmart information session on May 14.
  • We are recruiting for a Fire Inspector . The recruit closes May 9.
  • Emergency responders are working with business owners and residents about the importance of a properly maintained fire alarm system. Fewer false alarms means resources are available to respond to other emergency calls. If necessary, fees may be charged for repeat fire alarm calls for the same issue at the same location. Learn more.
  • What is a fire ban?
  • Fire season starts March 1, 2016. Learn more about FireSmart.
  • Strathcona County is the proud recipient of two FireSmart Canada Awards.
  • Be sure to completely cool any ashes before placing them in your green organics cart.
  • Emergency Services is accredited anISO 9001 Standard. (183.6 KB)
  • Your home may be eligible for for reduced fire insurance rates.
  • Do I need a fire permit? What type of fires require a fire permit in Strathcona County?

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Last updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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