FireSmart Information
In Betula Beach


FireSmart Neighborhood Awareness Workshop

Held: February 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM
The recording of the FireSmart Neighborhood Awareness Workshop is now ready to be viewed!

CLICK the link below to watch the recording!


Free FireSmart Home Assessments

Parkland County is now offering free FireSmart Home Assessments to residents of Parkland County, including the Summer Village of Betula Beach, and other Summer Villages.

County residents can get a free FireSmart Home Assessment to learn how to protect their homes from wildfires. Each assessment takes about 30-45 minutes, and it's important that you're there too. 

Our FireSmart experts will:

1.     Tour the outside of your house and yard for things that increase your risk during a wildfire.

2.     Provide a customized report based on what they see with actions on how to reduce the risk of damage by wildfire.

3.     Share helpful tips to make your home less susceptible to wildfires.

If you've completed the suggested safety improvements in the report, you can ask for another assessment later if you wish.

Visit Parkland County - Free FireSmart Home Assessments for more information!


FIRE HAZARD DEFINITIONS

EXTREME 
Large, erratic-behaving wildfires can start quickly and spread extremely fast. High-intensity, fast-spreading wildfires are very difficult and dangerous to bring under control. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN AREAS WITH AN EXTREME FIRE DANGER RATING. Fire restrictions are usually in place.

VERY HIGH 
Wildfires can start easily, spread rapidly, and increase quickly in intensity. A wildfire that starts in dry grass or slash can develop into a high-intensity wildfire very easily. Outdoor burning is not recommended and fire restrictions may be in effect.

HIGH 
Wildfires can start easily from most causes and unattended campfires are very likely to escape. Wildfires may become serious and difficult to control if not successfully contained while small. Outdoor burning should be restricted to early morning or late evening.

MODERATE 
Wildfires can start from most accidental causes and spread moderately through dry brush and grasses. Ground crews should be able to contain a wildfire with minimal support from heavy equipment and aircraft. Wildfires not suppressed immediately can still become expensive to extinguish later.

LOW 
Wildfires do not readily ignite, unless from a more intense heat source like lightning. Weather and fuel conditions lead to low intensity and relatively easy to control fires. However, caution should always be taken with any type of burning.


Alberta Emergency Alert App: To Recieve Alerts
With Alberta Emergency Alert, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way.
Why is Alberta Emergency Alert important to me? Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency.

Click the Button on the right, or go to: Emergency Alert Alberta App

 


What is an Alberta Emergency Alert Message?
Alberta Emergency Alert is an emergency message sent by authorized government alerting authorities through radio, television, social media, and your mobile device.

What types of alerts will I receive?
Critical Alerts: Provides necessary information when there is an immediate and life-threatening danger.
Informational Alerts: Provides less urgent emergency information to the public, preparing them for potentially worsening situations. These alerts should be used to protect and prepare the public, their property, their animals, and/or the environment from the impacts of a potential emergency.
Test Alerts: System testing in progress

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