The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Fire

To report a fire, telephone 911.

Empress Fire Department (below)

Alberta Fire Bans
Alberta Wildfire Status

Saskatchewan Community Fire Bans
Saskatchewan Daily Wildfire Situation Map

 

Current Fire Ban System Level

AB: Empress: 2022-Sep-01

Fire Ban

2022-09-01 Empress Fire Ban
Empress Fire Bylaw (2021-06)
Effective SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 the Village of Empress is informing the public that a Total Fire Ban is in effect throughout the Village of Empress.

No campfires, portable fire pits, fireworks or other open fires are allowed in the Village of Empress.  This includes charcoal briquettes.  Gas or propane stoves/barbecue’s are allowed, providing they are on a non-combustible surface.

AB: Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4: 2022-Sep-06

Fire Restriction

Burn Notice – Advisory
Effective Tuesday, September 6, 2022 the Special Areas Board is imposing a fire restriction to extend throughout all Special Areas.

The restriction is imposed on all outdoor fires but does not include gas or propane barbeques, or fires contained in campfire facilities in designated camping areas unless specifically posted.  Incinerator fires are permitted at a minimum distance of 30 m away from structures and 3 m away from combustible materials.

Existing Controlled Burns may be suspended or cancelled, and no new Controlled Burns will be permitted.

The Towns or Villages or Provincial Parks within the Special Areas handle their own restrictions and should be contacted directly.

For further information contact Special Areas Fire Services at 403-779-3733.

AB: Municipal District of Acadia #34: 2022-Aug-15

Fire Restriction

MD of Acadia Fire Bans & Control Burns
Safe campfires are allowed in fire rings in campgrounds only.  No campfires (or other open fires) or charcoal briquettes are allowed in random camping areas.  Gas or propane stove/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed.  Incinerator fires are permitted at a minimum distance of 30m away from structures and 3m away from combustible materials.  Existing Controlled Burns may be suspended or cancelled and no new Controlled Burns will be allowed.

AB: Cypress County: 2022-Aug-10

Fire Ban

Fire Control Order
A Fire Ban is being implemented regarding all fires (including fireworks) within the boundaries of Cypress County.  Permitted burning in Cypress County is banned due to dry/hot conditions.  All outstanding fire permits are suspended until further notice.

The following are NOT allowed:
🗴 Fireworks
🗴 Incinerators
🗴 Burning barrels
🗴 Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal)
🗴 Recreational campfires
🗴 Chimeneas
🗴 Fires in designated camping and recreational areas
The following remain allowed:
✓ Internal household fireplaces
✓ Propane or natural gas-fueled appliances
✓ Wood pellet smokers

SK: Rural Municipality of Chesterfield No. 261: 2022-Aug-10

Fire Ban

Full Ban.  Contact the Administrator at 306-967-2222 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 

SK: Rural Municipality of Deer Forks No. 232: 2022-Aug-10

Fire Ban

Fire Ban in Effect
Effective August 10, 2022, due to dry conditions, no burning of any kind will be allowed in the R.M. of Deer Forks No. 232.  The Fire Ban will be in effect until further notice.
Contact the Administrator at 306-679-2000 for more information.

 
 

SK: Rural Municipality of Happyland No. 231: 2022-Aug-09

Fire Ban

FIRE BAN
Effective AUGUST 9, 2022 due to dry conditions, no burning of any kind will be allowed in the R.M. of Happyland No. 231. The Fire Ban will be in effect until further notice.
Contact the RM Administrator at 306-628-3800 for more information.

 
 


Empress Fire Department

      Fire Hall (left) & Public Works (right)

Fire Hall (Fire Station) Address: 314 3rd Avenue W
Public Works Address: 331 3rd Street W

This new building was constructed in 2015 to house both the Empress Fire Department and Empress Public Works.

The Fire Department is composed of volunteers, and is funded partly by the Village of Empress and partly by Alberta Special Areas.

See Empress Fire Department Facebook Page

The department meets regularly for operational and training sessions.

Our Fire Chief is Chad Van Dam.

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