Fire Services

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T: 780-623-6767

The County’s 70 'paid on call' firefighters operate out of five districts located in Hylo, Lac La Biche, Owl River, Plamondon and Rich Lake. Supervised by a full-time Regional Fire Chief, members are paid when firefighters train, respond to emergency incidents like structure or ground fires, motor vehicle collisions, and other related emergencies.

Recruits Wanted

New recruits to the fire service are always welcome! Email or call us during office hours if you are interested in volunteering.


  • The County has a Community Emergency Plan in place to deal with disasters or other major emergencies.
  • Free Emergency Response Action Plan templates and on-site fire safety consultations (called Pre-Incident Site Plans) are available upon request for businesses and commercial buildings located in the County.
  • From March 1 to October 31, permits are required for burn barrels and any open air, controlled burning of materials like wood, paper, windrows and other combustibles.
  • Burning of any substances that emit toxic fumes, reduce visibility, release unpleasant odours or cause toxic contamination is banned.
  • Fire pits and BBQs are excluded from fire bans.
  • Fire permits are free but require a site inspection by a Fire Guardian. Who will issue the permit depends on where the property is located within the County: