Fire Services

FIRE SERVICES

 

Current Fire Ban Status: Partial Fire Ban Lifted (as of August 24, 2021)

 

Fire Bans 

Fire bans restrict burning for the safety of residents and the community.  Depending on weather and environmental conditions, the County may issue a restricted/partial fire ban or a total fire ban.  See below for descriptions of each.

 

Please visit this page often for notification in the event the fire ban situation changes.  You can find out when a fire ban has been declared and view bans throughout Alberta through the Alberta Fire Bans website.

 

RESTRICTED/PARTIAL FIRE BAN

Only recreational and incinerator fires are allowed.  These must be contained, supervised and fully extinguished upon completion.  All outstanding fire and fireworks permits issued are suspended until further notice.

 

TOTAL FIRE BAN

All fires are prohibited during a total fire ban.  All outstanding fire and fireworks permits issued are suspended until further notice.

 

PENALTIES

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

 

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

 

Burning during a fire ban could result in a minimum penalty of $500.00 plus any related costs for extinguishing the fire.

 

INFORMATION SHEETS

Fire Bans

 

Fire Permits

Fire Permits are regulated under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and Regulations and must be obtained year-round for many reasons, such as:

 

  • Regulating fires during special weather conditions
  • Specifying certain conditions to ensure control of the fire
  • Notifying the fire department before burning so they know the whereabouts and type of fire they are dealing with.

 

Permits can be obtained by contacting the County office by phoning 780-846-2244 or by emailing cstevenson@county24.com.

 

You will need to provide:

 

  • your contact information
  • closest fire department
  • land location of the fire
  • type of material you will be burning

 

Permits must be signed, and conditions of the permit must be followed. Prior to burning, you must contact the toll-free number on the permit to inform 911 where and when you will be burning so they can inform the appropriate fire departments. Please review the following backyard burning information sheet for important information on what can or can't be burned.


Backyard Burning

 

NOTE: If a County wide Fire Ban has been declared, all previously issued permits automatically are suspended.  It is the landowner's responsibility to ensure there is not a current Fire Ban on prior to burning.  If the Fire Ban is lifted prior to the expiration date on your permit, your permit becomes valid again.

 

PENALTIES
Burning without a permit could result in a minimum penalty of $300.00.

 

INFORMATION SHEETS

Backyard Burning 

Straw & Stubble Burning

 

FIREWORKS PERMITS

Please complete and return the Display Fireworks Permit Application along with all permit requirements at least 7 days before your display to allow sufficient processing and inspection time.Display Fireworks Permit Application

FIREWORKS LEGISLATION:

National Fire Code - 2019 Alberta Edition Concerning Fireworks

Government of Canada - Fireworks Use

Alberta Fire Code - Section 5.7 Fireworks

 

 

Recruitment

We are seeking dedicated and motivated individuals who live, work or can respond promptly within one of our eight community fire stations. We are currently looking for volunteers for the following fire stations:

 

Blackfoot, Clandonald, Dewberry, Islay, Kitscoty, Marwayne, or Paradise Valley

For more information, please check out the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

 information on our Careers page or email cstevenson@county24.com


Fire Departments:

The CVR Fire Service is made up of eight fire stations and one rescue squad.  Five of these groups are "contract" stations and four of these are "county" owned stations.

Blackfoot Fire Department

LOCATION:

Eastern boundary of the County close to Hwy 16 and the City of Lloydminster 
Agriculture with significant oil and gas activity, many residential subdivisions and several industrial subdivisions

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

4 Bay Hall (shares with County Public Works)
Pumper Truck
Tanker Truck 

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 7
Township Road 513 ½ at the northern boundary, to Range Road 23 ½ at the western boundary, to Township Road 483 ½ at the southern boundary and Highway 17, not including the City of Lloydminster, at the eastern boundary

DEPARTMENT:

22 members

If you are interested in joining the Blackfoot Fire Department, you can contact the CVR office at 780-846-2244.

 

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:

Situated in the small hamlet of Islay, the Islay Fire Station consists of approximately 18 members lead by Chief George Steiner.  The fire hall contains two fire apparatus; a 2006 Freightliner Pumper truck and newly acquired 2020 Ford F550 ROP Wildland truck.  The hall will soon be home to the County of Vermilion River Peace Officer Program, who will do their administrative duties at the hall when not patrolling the County.

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

LOCATION:

Northern half of County close to Hwy 45 & 897
Primarily Agriculture with a significant amount of oil and gas activity 
Includes Village of Marwayne

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

4 Bay Hall (shares with Village of Marwayne)
2 Pumper Trucks
Rescue Unit
Rapid Response Vehicle

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 2
Township Road 513 1/2 to the south, County boundary to the north, Vermilion River to the west to Range Road 35 1/2, Hwy 17 excluding Makoo Indian Reserve to east

DEPARTMENT:

19 members.

If you are interested in joining the Marwayne Fire & Rescue department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244 or the Village of Marwayne at 780-847-3962.

Congratulations to the Marwayne Fire & Rescue for being the final winner of $50,000 from UFA Get N Give Contest!!

NEW TRUCK (Oct 2016)!!!

 

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:

Situated in the Village of Paradise Valley and covering a large poriton of the southeast of the County, Paradise Valley Fire & Rescue boast nearly 30 members lead by veteran Fire Chief Nicholas Dobson.  The fire hall contains 6 fire apparatus; a 2021 Ford F550 Rescue Truck, a 2014 Freightliner Pumper, a 2013 Freightliner Tanker, Town Pumper, Medical Responder Suburban and a Wildland unit.  As a contractor, Paradise Valley provides fire and rescue services in the County as part of a Memorandum of Understaning (MOU).  Paradise Valley provides motor vehicle extrication, firefighting, medical response and numerous rescue capabilities including grain/silo - an important skill set during harvest time.
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

LOCATION:

Western half of County close to Hwy 41, 619 and 16
Primarily Mixed Agriculture with a number of rural subdivisions
Town of Vermilion is the largest urban municipality in the County

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT:

7 Bay Hall
3 Pumper Trucks
Tanker Truck
Rescue Unit 
Rapid Response Vehicle
Inflatable boat for water rescue

RESPONSE AREA:

Zone 3 & 4 (largest response area in the County)
Township Road 523 to the north, County boundary in the west, Range Road 43 to east and Battle River and Township Road 473 to south
They also do rescue calls to the Islay zone to Range Road 35 1/2

DEPARTMENT:

20 members.
If you are interested in joining the Vermilion Fire & Rescue Department, you can contact CVR at 780-846-2244 or the Town of Vermilion at 780-853-5358.

 
 
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