Fire Guardians

Promoting Safe Fire Practices Across the Region

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'll 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.

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)
4 & 5
Samme Bradshaw
780.919.9966 (cell)
4, 6 & 7
Jurgen Preugschas
If you're unable to reach or make contact with a Fire Guardian in your division, please contact the County administration office at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) and your request will be directed to the Fire Services Department.

Your Fire Guardian is Your Friend

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'll 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.

Remember that you can always call the County administration office and speak with a Fire Services representative to have any questions answered or to request information regarding fire, fireworks and fire safety. Contact us at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or email LSAC (@)

Get to Know Farm FireSmart

"We launched FireSmart to help our producers mitigate wildfire risks. We discuss limitations, and also cover the things they can do in order to protect their property, their livestock, and each other."
— Randy Schroeder, County Fire Chief