Successes to Celebrate

Fire Services

2016 was the busiest year on record for the County's Fire Services department, testing its members on every level. In a year of many critical events and much economic hardship, they persevered.

Fire Services Facility Upgrades

  • Station 3 (Rich Valley) - Addition
  • Station 4 (Sangudo) – Sidewalk, front and rear pad, renovations in the front office, addition of Flag poles
  • Station 6 (Mayerthorpe) – New Siding, front pad work, Classroom Training Facility
  • Station 7 (Cherhill) – New overhead door, interior bay renovations, new window, and landscaping
  • East Station – Amalgamation of Onoway & Alberta Beach Stations, complete front office renovation, mid bay demolition, showers and washrooms, new bays under development 2017

Operations

  • Transition to regional operations with redefinition of individual district departments as stations of a single service
  • Rebranding of Fire Service
  • County Fire Chief has complete Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) review; next step Sr. Management review
  • Daytime Casual Response Program – 5 days per week
  • Medical First Response Program returned to level of service
  • 2 Additional Staff: County Deputy Chief (currently vacant) and Fire Preplanning, Permitting and Casual Coordinator
  • Tower infrastructure upgrades
  • RESGRID call notification and Firefighter scheduling and availability status system for all Firefighters as a redundant system to radio
  • 1 - Command Truck
  • 2 – New utility trucks – East Station and Station 6
  • 1 – New Enclosed Air Trailer and UTV Hauler
  • 1 – New 4 man UTV with Trailer
    • Personal Protective Firefighting ensemble completely upgraded – All stations
    • Medical equipment completely updated
    • All stations have Thermo-imaging cameras
    • All primary trucks have dash cams
    • East Station now has Heavy Rescue capability with new Jaws of Life, and new Heavy Rescue Capable Strut Support system
    • Water rescue equipment upgrades complete with addition of new Rapid Deployment Craft and new ice and water rescue suits
    • Rope Rescue gear upgrades at Station 6 and East Station

    Administration

    • Firefighters are now defined as employees with Paid–on–Call or Casual Status
    • FirePro Software for Fire Service administrative management implemented
    • Complete Fire Service policy review
    • Complete job description review
    • New website designed and implemented
    • Recruiting and advertising overhaul
    • Fire Smart Threat Assessment completed
    • 1st Annual Awards Ceremony & 1st Annual Leadership Retreat Weekend were held
    • Service Awards (Minister Carlier was also on hand to present scrolls representing the above from the Province)
  • 1 – 25 Year plaque
  • 1 – 15 Year plaque
  • 3 – 10 Year plaques
  • 6 – 5 Year plaques
    • Each Station presented a Firefighter of the Year, and/or Rookie of the Year plaque amongst the station complement
  • East Station - 2 recipients (1 posthumously)
  • Station 3 - 1 recipient
  • Station 4 – 1 recipient
  • Station 5 – 2 recipients
  • Station 6 – 2 recipients ( already handed out at the Mayerthorpe Fireman’s ball, along with the respective service awards – 2 – 5 Year and 1 – 12 year Medal)
  • Station 7 – 1 recipient
    • There were 3 members who received 12 Year Provincial Service Medals (Mayor Hegy and Minister Carlier helped County Fire Chief present the awards)

    About the County

    Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

    Contact Information

      Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
     lsac (@) lsac.ca
     1-866-880-5722
     (780) 785-3411
     (780) 785-2359