Trained. Equipped. Driven. Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services.

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Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services proudly serves our growing and vibrant County with a composite fire suppression model made up of full-time, part-time, and volunteer members. Every member is a dedicated, highly-trained professional with an exceptional level of competency, who places a high value on the services provided to our residents, friends, and municipal neighbours.

LSACFS currently has just over 100 Firefighters on our roster, accompanied by two full-time staff, being the County Fire Chief and Deputy County Fire Chief. This number has remained steady over the past few years, but with the economy, we have seen many of our members leave to find full-time employment. This loss is not something that only Lac Ste. Anne County is facing; this is an issue throughout the province of Alberta.

At Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services, we're actively recruiting across our communities for new Firefighters to join our ranks. Are you up for the challenge?

Fire Guardians

Contact your local County Fire Guardian to learn where to build burn piles, how big and how far apart to build them, and the best conditions for burning.

Join the Force

Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services means choosing a path that is both highly challenging and exceptionally rewarding.

Fire Services News

Get the latest County Fire Services news, views and information, and discover the simple things you can do to keep your family safe and sound.

Fire Permits

Please note that at any time of the year, a Fire Permit must be obtained from your local Fire Guardian for any burning you would like to do.

What does it Take to be a Volunteer Firefighter?

  • REQUIREMENTS

    A Canadian Drivers License with acceptable drivers abstract

    Minimum 18 years of age, 16 years for Cadet Program

    Ability to understand and communicate in English (written and oral)

    Physically able to perform tasks/duties of the job

    Able to commit to training and respond to emergency calls

    Live and/or work in the response area

    No conviction of a criminal offense related to the job duties of a firefighter
  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    Work as part of a team to respond to a variety of emergency situations

    Protect citizens in times of crisis

    Perform the duties of emergency responder, fire suppression, and public education as assigned

    Learn the skills of an emergency responder

    Respond to a broad range of emergency situations

    Provide pre-hospital care for victims

    Be a community role model

    Responsible for upgrading and maintaining skills/knowledge and physical requirements

    Maintain fire station and firefighting equipment
  • ENVIRONMENT

    Fast-paced and diverse

    Supportive

    Team-oriented

    Character building

    Inclusive
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Train for free with some of the best. Become a volunteer firefighter with LSACFS.

Fire Permits

Back up Your Burning Activities with a Permit

The Fire season in Lac Ste. Anne County begins April 1st annually. Effective January 13, 2011, the County established a year-round permitting system. This means that AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR a Fire Permit must be obtained from your local Fire Guardian for ANY BURNING you would like to do.

Fire Guardians

Promoting Safe Fire practices Across the County 

Are you thinking about burning that big brush pile in the back 40 that’s been there for a bunch of years? Getting rid of that pile of wood from the old shed you tore down this fall? Or maybe you just bought your new property and are planning to clear space to build your new home. Whatever kind of burning you may be thinking about, you need to be aware that you have some responsibilities as a County resident to follow the Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Bylaw that will benefit both you, your neighbours and the travelling public.

Smoke from burning piles can often affect visibility for those driving in the area, and can cause physical discomfort for some. Pre-planning your burning can help mitigate these problems and we have just the solution for you!

By contacting your local County Fire Guardian, you will have access to great knowledge about where to build your burn piles, how big and how far apart to build them, and when the best conditions for burning are. Additionally, you’ll get the proper paperwork to avoid a possible fine for an un-permitted burn.

 Division  Fire Guardian  Phone Number
 1 & 2  Jack or Sandra Cooper  780.967.1094 or 780.497.1094 (cell)
 2 & 3  Stephen DeZaeyer (north of Hwy 37)  780.967.5714
 4 & 5  Samme Bradshaw  780.892.2255 or 780.919.9966 (cell)
 4, 6 & 7  Ron Kidd  780.786.4347 or 780.785.8035 (cell)

Give your friendly neighbourhood Fire Guardian a call, get some good advice, set up a time to have your County Fire Guardian come out to meet with you for the required paperwork process and you will be set!

Please be aware that County Fire Guardians have the authority to restrict any permitted burning, or NOT issue a Fire Permit at all, if weather conditions (eg. Fog, low ceiling, inversion, etc.) exist or are expected in the next few days.

And, remember that you can always call the County Office and speak with Fire Services to have any questions answered or to request information regarding Fire, Fireworks, and Fire Safety. Contact us at 780.785.3411 or Toll Free at 1.866.880.5722, or via email at LSAC@LSAC.ca.

Volunteers Wanted

Help Safeguard the County with Pride, Vigilance and Valor

Taking the important step in your life to become a Volunteer Firefighter with Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services means choosing a path that is both highly challenging and exceptionally rewarding. It means pushing yourself to brand new personal and professional heights. And it means being a valued and respected team member whose contribution truly counts. Submit the form below and take your first step as a prospective member of Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services.

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What to Expect as a LSACFS Volunteer Firefighter

Your Compensation

Being a Paid-on-Call Firefighter means that as a member of the LSACFS team, you receive monetary compensation for the hours you are part of an emergency response, as well as for other assigned duties by the Fire Station Officers. As a LSACFS Firefighter, the County will provide you with all the training necessary to meet requirements as per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards that Lac Ste. Anne County adheres to.

Your Training and Equipment

Along with all the training – AT NO COST TO YOU – you will be provided with all the personal protective equipment needed to protect you while on any emergency scene – AT NO COST TO YOU. Join a dynamic and inspiring team of like-minded individuals who have the desire to help when help is needed, anytime, anywhere.

Your Expected Commitment

Our ASK of you, as a potential recruit, is BIG and we cannot hide this fact. From you we need commitment to being away from your family and private life for training, meetings, emergency responses every week. We ask that you live in the response area for the Fire Station you are part of. We ask that you confirm with your physician that the physical requirements of being a Firefighter are something that you are able to do. And, last but by no means least, we ask that you show pride in yourself for the selfless commitment you have in wanting to help – your community, your family, your friends and your neighbours, as well as the strangers you haven’t yet met.

Your Duties

Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services deals with more than 700 emergency calls per year. These calls will range from motor vehicle collisions, medical assistance (as part of Alberta Health Services Medical First Response Program), structure fires, wildland/grass/brush fires, vehicle fires, alarm calls, and the provision of aid to the County's area partner municipalities as well as to many other requests.

FireSmart

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The Fire season in Lac Ste. Anne County begins April 1st annually. Effective January 13, 2011, the County established a year-round permitting system. This means that AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR a Fire Permit must be obtained from your local Fire Guardian for ANY BURNING you would like to do.

 

Quarterly LSACFS Statistics to June 30, 2019

44

Medical Co-Responses

56

Highway Incidents

70

Fire Responses

24

False Alarms

26

Mutual Aid Requests

17

Mutual aid provided to LSACFS s

332

Total Responses

 

Average total response time from all stations within 3005 square kilometers is 18.33 minutes from 911 call received to incident location.

Mutual Aid Agreements

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About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

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