Articles for category Fire & Emergency

Fire Ban Downgraded To Fire Advisory For East & West Rocky View County

Friday, May 26, 2023

Due to improving conditions, Rocky View County Fire Services has downgraded its fire ban to a FIRE ADVISORY for all of Rocky View County. This advisory represents a moderate fire risk and will remain in effect as long as conditions remain. County Fire Services will continue to monitor fire Read More...

Rocky View County Welcomes New Fire Chief

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Rocky View County is pleased to welcome Ken Hubbard as the new Fire Chief for the County.The announcement was made by Mayor Crystal Kissel at the December 13 Council meeting, following the earlier retirement of Fire Chief Randy Smith.“Thank you, Chief Smith, for the extraordinary leadership you have Read More...

Heavy Rainfall Expected Week of June 13

Monday, June 13, 2022

UPDATE: June 15, 4:30 p.m.Environment Canada and the Alberta River Forecast Center have downgraded a Flood Watch for the Bow River and Elbow River to a high streamflow advisory.Rocky View County emergency management crews confirm that water levels are expected to remain within flood barrier Read More...

Emergency Management Exercise concluded in Bragg Creek

Monday, April 11, 2022

Rocky View County, Tsuut'ina Nation, and the Canadian Red Cross thank the Hamlet of Bragg Creek for its participation during the April 21 Emergency Management Exercise.The exercise replicated a wildfire response from emergency personnel, who implemented the evacuation plan for the greater Bragg Read More...

Ask Me Anything with Fire Chief Randy Smith

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Our Fire Chief will be dropping by our social media channels later this month to offer tips on staying safe throughout the Holiday Season.Curious on how to best setup your fireplace for Santa access, what to do if your turkey catches on fire, or who to call when your in-laws are unexpectedly late? Read More...

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

Monday, October 4, 2021

Hear a beep, get on your feet! Hear a chirp, make a change!Fire Prevention Week is October 3 to 9 with a focus on helping you learn about the sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors make and what they mean.What is your alarm telling you?Does your smoke or carbon monoxide detector beep or Read More...

County Changes Fire Status Notification Regions

Monday, June 28, 2021

Recognizing that weather conditions throughout Rocky View County’s large geographic area are not always even, the County is now able to issue Fire Advisories or Fire Bans on a regional basis.In consideration of feedback from residents, and in conjunction with the Province of Alberta, County Fire Read More...

Fire in the Symons Valley Road / Mountain View Road Area

Thursday, April 1, 2021

UPDATE: Mountain View Road has been inspected and re-opened.Mountain View Road is closed until further notice from Highway 566 south to Symons Valley Road due to bridge damage from the fire today­. Local traffic will be permitted south to the County limit once the fire operation has Read More...

Grass Fire in NW Rocky View, Highway 1A Closed

Thursday, April 1, 2021

UPDATE: 6:40 p.m. The grass fire that began near the Wildcat Hills gas plant and Ghost Station Camping & Storage is now contained. Crews remain on scene for clean up and monitoring for hot spots. Highway 1A has re-opened and evacuated residents are returning home. There is a grass fire west of Read More...

Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

It’s Fire Prevention Week! Cooking or barbecuing is one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injury caused by either overheated cooking oil or food left on a cooking top unattended.Tips to help keep you and your family safe: Never leave cooking unattended and check your food regularly. Read More...

Rocky View County’s Business Continuity Plan in Place

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rocky View County continues to maintain core services in this unprecedented time of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“This is a stressful time for residents and business owners in the County, and we want to thank people for their patience. After closing County Hall, we initiated both work Read More...

Construction of New Langdon Fire Station to Begin This Spring

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Spring showers will bring May flowers in Langdon, but other things will start to appear as well, including the beginnings of a new 15,000 square foot fire station to serve the community at large.“One of the top priorities for our residents is emergency services. The construction of a new Langdon Read More...

Stay Fire Safe During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fire safety is important any time of the year, but as we gather with family and friends during the holiday hustle and bustle, keep the following safety tips in mind. Use candles with care. In Canada, candles rank as the fifth most common cause of house fires, behind cooking, space heaters, Read More...

County Fire and Flood Home Protection Program Launches

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rocky View County is offering free home protection assessments for fire and floods to help people stay safe and sound.This innovative program, funded by a $1.4 million grant through the Canadian Red Cross Society, will help people identify and reduce their fire or flood risk through home Read More...

Red Cross Shares Flood Preparedness Information with Bragg Creek and Langdon Residents

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

From March 30 to April 17, Red Cross volunteers will be visiting residents of Bragg Creek and Langdon, sharing flood protection information. The volunteers will be going door to door to learn what families are already doing to reduce their flood risk, share additional flood protection tips, and Read More...

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