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.
The health and safety of our staff and our community is our top priority. The County continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 public health risk and will follow protocols laid out by Alberta Public Health Authorities.
All County of Barrhead services will continue to be delivered; however, alternate payments options are encouraged. Payments can be made online by electronic fund transfer (EFT) and e-transfer. If you need assistance to make online payments to the County, please call the office.
County of Barrhead staff can assist you by:
Phone: 780-674-3331 (Administration Office) or 780-674-2619 (Public Works)
You are required to phone the Fire Hall (780-674-2087) prior to starting the burn.
If you plan to light the fire on a Sunday or Monday, call on the Friday before. If there is no answer, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Your name and phone number
Your fire permit number
The legal land location of the fire (example: "Northwest corner of NE-14-64-6-W5M")
The approximate time you are starting the fire, and the approximate time that the fire will be extinguished
NOTE: Fires must be extinguished before the expiry of your fire permit
A brief description of the fire (for example: "three brush piles")
REMINDER: No need to phone the fire hall prior to lighting a burn barrel, although a permit is still required
A permitted fire is required to be under controland supervised.
Help Our Fire Department:
Calling the Fire Hall before lighting your permitted fire helpsimprove effectivenessof the Fire Department as well as reduce costs anddanger. If the Fire Department receives a call from 911 that there is a fire, they are legally bound to respond. Valuable time can be saved if the Fire Department knows ahead of time when fires are lit, what type of fire is burning, who is responsible for it, and how to easily get in touch with the landowner.
The information you provide will be posted on the message board at the Fire Department.
Only the location of the fire will be posted on the Fire Department’s Facebook page to inform the Fire Fighters about permitted fires burning in our County. Names and any other personal information will not be posted on the Fire Department's Facebook page.
Check with your Insurance Agent to ensure that you have adequate insurance to cover property loss and fire fighting costs.