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MD Resident Denied Fire Bill Appeal

MD Council denied a request to cancel a Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) fee for a D8 CAT fire on a residential property.

While the resident believes the fee should be cancelled because he pays property taxes to the M.D., Council agreed that under Policy No. 20.23.01 the BRFA is authorized to recover costs related to a fire service response. In the case of property or personal loss fires, the landowner or person in control of the land shall be advised by
letter of the costs involved in extinguishing the fire and will be requested to forward these costs to their insurer for reimbursement to the Fire Services. The BRFA does not invoice for wildland or structural fires.

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