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County of St. Paul Fire Departments & Emergency Services

Keeping our communities safe and secure is one of our top priorities at the County of St. Paul. You can find information on County of St. Paul Fire Departments and emergency services on this page.

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The County of St. Paul is supported by the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority who is proud to offer members of the Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) Community for a new text with 9-1-1 service.  This service provides easier access for DHHSI community members to communicate with emergency services. View this media release for more information.

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Firefighting

Our communities are protected by dedicated teams of volunteer firefighters.

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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

Each department has weekly volunteer practice nights that any newcomer interested in volunteering is welcome to join. For more information on contact location and more, please see the regional fire departments listing below.

Fire Permits

Fire Permits are REQUIRED on a YEAR ROUND BASIS for all types of Open Burning. Fire permits are issued for 10 days at a time. Fire Permits can be obtained from the County Office.  Here are 4 important things to know to help control the risk of fires.

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The County of St. Paul would like to stress that landowners who are issued Fire Permits, must contact the Bonnyville 911 Dispatch Service prior to igniting their fire at 780-826-7446.

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All approved fires by Permit are subject to Provincial or local Fire Bans, declared upon the threat of a fire hazard to the citizens or property within the boundaries of the County of St. Paul.

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Fires must be attended at all times and should be completely extinguished before they are left unattended. County residents with burn barrels are reminded that they can be a problem in spring conditions and a spark-arresting screen must be in place.

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Any brush piles that were ignited over the winter, should be checked to ensure that they are completely extinguished and that there is no danger of a ground fire starting.

Regional Fire Departments

For specific information and contact for each regional fire department please see the list below.

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Ashmont Fire Department

Chief:
James Preston
780-210-5161

Deputy Fire Chief:
Wendell Baerg
780-614-5791

Address:
59413 RR 113
Ashmont, AB  T0A 0C0

Please join us at our volunteer practice on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

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Elk Point Fire Department

Chief:
Peter Hewit
780-224-1342

Deputy Fire Chief:
Kent Bernard
306-951-0241

Address:
7 Railway Ave.
Elk Point, AB  T0A 1A0

Please join us at our weekly volunteer practice night on Monday's at 7:00 pm.

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St. Paul Fire Department

Chief:
Trevor Kotowich
780-645-4100

Regional Fire Chief:
Henry Thomson
780-645-4839

Address:
5101 50 St.
St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A1

Volunteer practice happens every Friday night.

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Mallaig Fire Department

Chief:
Raymond Brosseau
780-614-0772

Address:
Mallaig, AB

Please join us at our volunteer practice on every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Fire Call Fees

Type of Fire CallFee
False Alarm$450.00
Base Fire Call for County Resident$450.00

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Please use the following resources to prepare your family in case of an emergency. When an emergency occurs, family members may not be together and could be at school, home or work. It’s important to sit down with your family and make your own emergency plan so that each family member knows what to do if an emergency occurs.

REMA Facebook Page

What to do in an Emergency

How to Prepare a 72-Hour Emergency Kit

Prepare and Emergency Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

If you have an Fire related question we invite you to contact the County of St. Paul using the contact information found on this page.

Contact Information

DENNIS BERGHEIM, Interim Director

Email:
[email protected]

Phone:
780-645-3301

Address:
5015 - 49 Avenue
St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A4

Regular Hours: 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Closed all Statutory Holidays