Fire Services

FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES

 

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Fire Bans

Please visit this page often for notification in the event the fire ban situation changes. For bans throughout Alberta, check out www.albertafirebans.ca 

PLEASE NOTE: the Partial Fire Ban has been lifted as of 9:00 am on Monday, June 10, 2019.  Please contact our office to get your Burn Permit (required year round for all burning except incinerator/barrel and recreational fires).

Conditions of fire permits and fire bans must be followed. Failure to do so will result in a minimum penalty of $500.00.

Please ensure all previous permitted fires are completely extinguished and all smoking material is out or disposed of in a burn proof container rather than tossing onto the ground or out a vehicle window.


FIRE BAN Info Sheet (defines types of bans and what is/not allowed)

During a Total Fire Ban, there will be absolutely NO BURNING!

This includes: burning barrels, smudge, and recreational fires. All fire permits issued are cancelled until further notice. Burning during a fire ban could result in a minimum penalty of $500.00, plus any related costs for extinguishing the fire.

During a Partial Fire Ban, only recreational and incinerator fires are allowed. All other fires are still banned. These recreational and incinerator fires must be contained, supervised and fully extinguished upon completion.

Burning without a permit could result in a minimum penalty of $500.00.

When fires burn out of control in our County, extra demand is placed on staff and our volunteer fire fighters, creating large costs. The County will be aggressively pursuing cost recovery from individuals who light fires during a ban, or burn without a permit.

Fire Permits

Prevention & Education

Recruitment

Are you interested in serving your community? If you are professional, quick thinking and dedicated, the Fire Departments within the County of Vermilion River want to hear from you! If you fit the criteria below, then you can become a volunteer fire fighter:

  • Be of at least 18 years of age.
  • Ages 16-18 are allowed to join the fire department however will be constantly supervised and will not be allowed to participate in active fires or drive the fire apparatus (trucks).
  • Those over the age of 65 will not be allowed to drive the fire apparatus and all other duties will be of the discretion of the fire chief.

Until you have achieved the training of First Aid and CPR as well as the S300 course (outlines general knowledge and skills, self contained breathing apparatus, hazardous areas, structural search and rescue and equipment cleaning and checking), you will not be able to respond to actual calls.

Some of the responsibilities you will have once you become a volunteer firefighter are:

  • To be familiar with all policies and operating guidelines
  • To attend all meetings and training sessions
  • To wear all assigned protective clothing
  • To respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls to protect lives and property
  • To perform emergency medical care when needed up to the level you are trained
  • To assist with the cleanliness and upkeep of the fire hall and all contents within
  • To conduct oneself in a mature, professional, and courteous manner at all times, on and off duty

If you want to provide a service to your community but would be unable to offer the time commitment and physical demands of being a firefighter, you can provide other services such as administrative duties. Such duties would include:

  • Filling out the fire and accident report forms
  • Helping with the upkeep of the Hall
  • Updating and keeping current:
    • Contact lists
    • Training roster
    • Apparatus and hall inventory
  • Organizing fund raising campaigns and appreciation events

As per County of Vermilion River policy and mutual aid agreements between the County and the Villages of Marwayne, Dewberry, Paradise Valley, Kitscoty and the Town of Vermilion, all those firefighters that attend calls will be paid an hourly honorarium as well as a set honorarium for attending training courses. 

If you are interested in joining any one of the fire departments or just want more information, click on the links below:

Blackfoot Fire Department

Clandonald Fire Department

LOCATION:

Northern half of County close to Hwy 45 & 41 and the Village of Dewberry
Primarily Agriculture with some oil and gas activity 

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

3 Bay Hall (shares with County Public Works)
Pumper Truck
Tanker Truck
Rapid Response Rescue Vehicle

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 1
Township Road 523 to the south, to the western boundary of the County, to the northern boundary of the County, following the North Saskatchewan River to Lea Park and following the Vermilion River to Range Road 40 to the east.

DEPARTMENT:

19 members
If you are interested in joining the Clandonald Fire Department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244.

 

Dewberry Fire Department

LOCATION:

Northern half of County close to Hwy 45 & 41
Primarily Agriculture with some oil and gas activity

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

3 Bay Hall
Pumper Truck
Tanker Truck
Rescue Unit

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 1
Township Road 523 to the south, to the western boundary of the County, to the northern boundary of the County, following the North Saskatchewan River to Lea Park and following the Vermilion River to Range Road 40 to the east.

DEPARTMENT:

17 members

If you are interested in joining the Dewberry Fire & Rescue Department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244 or the Village of Dewberry at 780-847-3053.

 

Islay Fire Department

LOCATION:

Centrally located in the County close to Hwy 16 & 893
Primarily Agriculture 
Includes Hamlet of Islay

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

2 Bay Hall (shares with County Public Works)
Pumper Truck
Bush Buggy

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 4
Township Road 523 to the north, Hwy 16 to the south, Range Road 50 1/2 to the west, and Range Road 35 1/2 to the east

DEPARTMENT:

13 members
If you are interested in joining the Islay Fire Department, you can contact CVR at
780-846-2244.

 

Kitscoty Fire Department

LOCATION:

East Central section of County close to Hwy 16 & 897
Primarily Agriculture with a significant amount of oil and gas activity, as well as residential and industrial subdivisions
Includes Village of Kitscoty

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

5 Bay Hall 
2 Pumper Trucks
1 Tanker Unit
1 Rescue Unit 

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 5 (fire calls) and 5 & 6 (rescue calls) 
Township Road 513 1/2 to the north, Range Road 43 to the west, Range Road 23 1/2 to the east, and Township Road 483 1/2 to south

DEPARTMENT:

15 members.

If you are interested in joining the Kitscoty Fire & Rescue department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244 or contact the Village of Kitscoty at 780-846-2221.

 

Marwayne Fire Department

Paradise Valley Fire Department

LOCATION:

Southern half of County close to Hwy 897, 619 and the Battle River
Primarily Agriculture with a few large cattle & hog operations
Includes Rivercourse and McLaughlin

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

5 Bay Hall (shares with Village of P.V.)
Pumper Truck
Tanker Truck
Rapid Response Vehicle

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 6
Township Road 483 1/2 to the north, Range Road 43 to the west, Hwy 17 to east and Battle River to south

DEPARTMENT:

27 members.
If you are interested in joining the Paradise Valley Fire Department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244 or the Village of Paradise Valley at 780-745-2287.

 

Vermilion Fire Department

 
 
2017-2018 Fire Chiefs and Deputy Fire Chiefs

2017-2018 Fire Chiefs and Deputy Fire Chiefs

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