Campfire Safety & Spring Cleaning

With spring finally here and summer fast approaching, Coaldale & District Emergency Services and our Coaldale & District Municipal Enforcement are sharing important information for the season.

Coaldale & District Emergency Services

The month of June brings warmer weather and Albertans are eager to enjoy the outdoors. At this time of the year, the Office of the Fire Commissioner is reminding Albertans of the importance of fire safety when camping and heading outdoors. Here are some important tips to keep your camping and outdoor adventures fire safe:

  • Before starting a campfire, check to see if your community has a fire ban in place
  • Check for fire bans and restrictions within provincial parks at Alberta Parks.
  • Always practice campfire safety.
  • If required, get a permit. Always follow the rules, as outlined in your permit.
  • Respect fire bans.
  • Closely supervise all outdoor fires. Make sure the fire fully extinguished and out, before leaving.
  • Supervise children around any fire outdoors, including campfires, fire pits, chimneys, and outdoor fireplaces.
  • Permitted recreational fires such as campfires need to be at least 25 feet (8 meters) away from anything that can burn.
  • Before starting a campfire, have a bucket of water, or shovel and dirt or sand nearby to extinguish the fire.
  • To put out a campfire…Soak it, stir it, soak it again.

Coaldale & District Municipal Enforcement

As Spring 2018 comes into full swing in Southern Alberta, CDME Officers would like to take a moment to discuss maintaining your property in order to avoid a remedial order.

Some things to keep in mind during these sunny Summer months are:

– the need to keep on top of cutting the grass. The grass cannot exceed 15 cm in height

– prune any and all trees or shrubs that interfere with any public utility or public works, traffic control devices or curb sight lines, that are/or could be a public safety hazard, including lines, poles, conduits, pipes, sewer or other works of the Town or utility company on their premise or property.

Throughout the Summer months, CDME Officers will be patrolling the community, actively looking for properties that are not in compliance with the Town bylaw.

Each property will receive one grass mowing notice warning during the Summer of 2018. Any subsequent visits to the same property may result in a fine issued to the property owner.

Let’s all work together to keep our Town looking neat and tidy.

Additional information regarding Untidy & Unsightly Premises or Property can be found in the Town bylaws online. CDME also has their own facebook page as well. Like & Follow us at: Coaldale & District Municipal Enforcement