If you require fire or ambulance services for any reason, please call 911.
A special regional partnership has been created to ensure the people in the Town of Viking have high quality emergency fire, medical, rescue and hazardous material services, as well as highly skilled and committed volunteer staff, safely using modern methods and equipment that is strategically located and well maintained.
The Beaver Emergency Services Commission is a regional partnership between the towns of Tofield, Viking, villages of Holden, Ryley and Beaver County, Alberta set up for the administration and delivery of fire and emergency management services
The Beaver Emergency Services Commission manages the administration and oversees operations of volunteer fire departments in each of the towns of Tofield and Viking, the villages of Ryley and Holden, and the hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella. Fire Department operations in each of the towns and villages are managed by a District Fire Chief and many dedicated volunteer firefighters.
Beaver Emergency Services Commission has six fire stations in the following Towns and Villages: Kinsella, Viking, Bruce, Holden, Ryley and Tofield. Our fire fighting apparatus includes six mini-pumpers, eleven pumpers, two Rescues, three tankers, one utility truck, two quad/ water trailer units and two Command trucks.Commission headquarters are located in Viking, Alberta in the lower level of the Town Office.
Established in 2010, the Beaver Emergency Services Commission (BESC) has a mandate of fire protection, as well as possible additional mandates of emergency management (disaster services), ambulance services, community peace officer, enhanced RCMP, industry and other. The regional partnership, the first of its kind in Alberta, consists of six local volunteer fire departments with over 110 firefighters. Collectively, they respond to more than 300 calls annually.
The Regional Fire Chief manages the operation of volunteer fire departments in each of the Towns of Tofield and Viking, the Villages of Ryley and Holden, and the Hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella. Level of service varies from Level 3 in Tofield and Viking (full fire suppression, rescue efforts, and first aid application), to Level 2 in Ryley and Holden (full fire suppression and first aid application), and Level 1 in Bruce and Kinsella (grass fire suppression and first aid application). Individual fire department operations are managed by a District Fire Chief and many dedicated volunteer firefighters.
For more information regarding BESC, please contact Regional Fire Chief, at 780-336-3041. For any emergencies, call 911.