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Fire Permits and Information


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Fire & Injury Prevention Services

Fire and Injury Prevention involves the prevention of fire related property loss and injury through public education, inspection, and enforcement of the Fire Code and investigation of fire incidents.

The Fire and Injury Prevention services are performed by the Beaver Emergency Services Commission. BESC has trained Safety Codes Officers in the discipline of Fire and Investigations and has an emphasis on public education.

Please contact BESC for information on FIre Codes and Fire Safety inspections.



Fire Permit FAQs

Can I have a fire pit in my backyard?
Yes. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue pits or portable fire receptacles can be used to burn clean, dry, untreated wood or charcoal so long as they meet the conditions outlined by the Town of Viking fire permit bylaw.

Do I need a permit to have a fire pit?


Inspection Checklist for Building Managers

Here is a list of items that need to be considered by building owners every year. Fire inspectors from the Beaver Emergency Services Commission can assist you with additional information on any of these items as well as methods to remediate any deficiencies.


Ten Common Deficiencies Found During Fire Inspections

This list identifies common problems found during a large percentage of fire inspections. If a business or property owner complies with the items listed below, they will be taking a large step towards having an inspection with no deficiencies.


Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor