Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Ban in the Municipality of Jasper


Fire ban in the Municipality of Jasper

Effective at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Fire Chief Greg Van Tighem has issued a fire ban for the Municipality of Jasper to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This prohibition is being implemented due to current weather conditions. A fire ban is also in place for Jasper National Park.

This fire ban includes ALL open fires, EXCEPT, provided they are under direct supervision:

• portable propane fire pits; 

• gas or propane stoves and barbeques, designed for cooking or heating; 

• propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame); and

• patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant). 

Questions? Concerns? 

Greg Van Tighem, Fire Chief, gvantighem@town.jasper.ab.ca, 780-852-1595

Christine Nadon, Information Officer, cnadon@town.jasper.ab.ca, 780-852-4724

72-hour Emergency Plan

At this time of year, a wildfire is the most likely community emergency to affect Jasper. Be prepared - keep a full tank of gas in your personal vehicle, and have important papers and an emergency kit ready to go.
While first responders will be busy handling the threat, you need to be prepared to look after yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Your ability to be self-sufficient will free up resources to assist those in need. Simple preparedness can make a big difference when a disaster strikes.

Download this newsletter to find out what to do in the event of an evacuation.

Get a copy of the Jasper Emergency Guide at municipal facilities or click the link below for online resources, including a complete emergency kit list. 

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