Lac Ste. Anne County (LSAC) offers reassurance to our residents and visitors regarding the area wildfires in Yellowhead County, Woodlands County and Parkland County.
Wildfires Bordering Lac Ste. Anne County
As of Tuesday, May 2, 2023, these wildfires, specifically the Yellowhead County fire, are not expected to impact lands within our borders. To ensure that LSAC is proactive should the situation change, an Alert Status has been established for our Emergency Management and Fire Services Teams.
What does this mean for you? LSAC is:
- Ensuring staff availability has been confirmed for emergency response readiness,
- Monitoring of all three fires for current status and threat potential, with triggers in place to respond appropriately and effectively,
- Establishing communications and dialogue with both the impacted municipalities and the province,
- Developing relationships with neighbouring municipalities to ensure needs are met.
All six (6) LSAC Fire Stations are at a heightened alert status with over 40 Firefighting personnel available and ready at the drop of the emergency Tones. Over the past week, LSAC firefighters have been monitoring and actioning one fire located at Twp Rd 540 in the area of Lakewood Estates. These dedicated people are at the ready for any calls requiring their assistance within our borders, and to support our Mutual Aid partners where needed.
We would like to thank our residents for their continued diligence in preventing hazardous conditions by being vigilant and following the Fire Ban and ATV/UTV Ban currently in place. Since the implementation of these Bans, there have been limited emergency responses required. We encourage you to continue to be ever vigilant and cautious when it comes to the potential for wildfires.
Please be prepared for the possibility that this could change very quickly. How can you be prepared? Here are some things to consider putting into place today:
- Develop a neighbourhood network for support to help those who may need assistance in the event of an emergency. As we are all neighbours in our County – if you know of anyone who may be struggling with the thought of evacuation (due to health or mobility) please check in on them or reach out to the County and let us know where there may be concerns,
- Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app to all cellphones in the household or visit alberta.ca/alberta-emergency-alert.aspx, and closely monitor for immediate emergency information
- If you see smoke, call 9-1-1 and report the location,
- If you haven’t already, create a 72 Hour Emergency Kit for your household alberta.ca/BePrepared,
- Check the Alberta Fire Ban website for updated Fire Ban information albertafirebans.ca,
- If you have Burn Piles from winter burning, please check to ensure that these have not re-ignited.
We also remind our residents that Environment Canada has issued a Poor Air Quality Statement for the region. Take all necessary precautions to protect your health and that of your family.
For questions or concerns please contact the County Administration Office at 780.785.3411 or toll-free 1.866.880.5722.
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