The Rural Municipality of Swift Current provides fire protection to its residents with a volunteer Fire Department. They have also entered into a Fire Agreement with the City of Swift Current Fire Department.
Property owners are responsible for paying the cost of fighting fires on their property. Check with your insurance agent to determine if your fire insurance policy covers the cost of fighting fires. It is possible to obtain an endorsement with an additional premium to provide coverage to reimburse you for any costs incurred in fighting a fire. Grass and brush fires generate substantial fire fighting costs and are usually caused by carelessness.
$980.45 per hour
Maximum $2500.00 for ratepayers
Maximum $5000.00 for Commercial ratepayers
Any landowner planning to have a controlled burn on their property should contact the Municipal Office. They also need to advise the Prince Albert 911 Administration Center of their intent to have a controlled burn and indicate the date, time and location on which they are planning to do so. Failure to do so may result in a substantial fire bill if a well-meaning passerby calls in a fire report. Landowners are reminded that it is unwise to burn in very windy, dry weather and always provide extensive fire guarding before a controlled burn.
Prince Albert 911 Administration Center 1-866-404-4911 or (306) 953-4282
Emergency Phone Numbers
|Swift Current City RCMP
|Swift Current District Area RCMP