A Message from the County of Barrhead Director of Emergency Management
County of Barrhead Administration office is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, restrictions are in place to ensure the health and safety of the public and County employees who enter these facilities.
Please note: The Public Works facility is closed to the public until further notice. Essential services, such as water, sewer, road maintenance and transfer stations will continue uninterrupted. All other non-essential services will continue to be delivered through alternate options. See below for various contact methods.
The County continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 public health risk and will follow protocols laid out by Alberta Public Health Authorities.
The Fire Chief, pursuant
to By-Law No. 8-2013, and pursuant to the Forest & Prairie Protection
Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta, HEREBY:
PROHIBITS all campfires
and other open fires or charcoal briquettes in the back country or random
camping areas; and
SUSPENDS all new fire
permits issued for large burning, brush piles and windrows.
campgrounds are closed; therefore, campfires are not permitted at these
No fire permits will be
issued for the duration of the Fire Restriction, as per the Forest &
Prairie Protection Act.
For greater certainty,
THIS ORDER does not apply to:
Safe fires which are contained in
cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids or gases;
Approved burn barrels / incinerators or
backyard and campground fire pits;
Residents are encouraged to postpone burning; however, if
they choose to burn in an approved burn barrel, backyard fire pit or
under an existing permit, extreme caution must be taken.
fire permits – may continue burning until the need for a full fire ban
Restriction will remain in effect until downgraded or lifted by the proper
authority of the County of Barrhead. Contact the Barrhead Regional Fire
Department at 780-674-2087, should you have any questions regarding the Fire