Fire

*Please Note: Fire ban status is not updated on this page. For information on current fire bans in Lamont County visit the Emergency Services Fire Permits web site.* 

Volunteer Firefighting

volunteerfireVolunteer firefighters provide fire protection services for Lamont County from five different fire halls. The fire halls in Bruderheim, Lamont, and Mundare are contracted to provide fire protection services to Lamont County residents and each hall has their own district. Lamont County Emergency Services also operates fire departments in Andrew and in Chipman (separate from the village of Chipman department), for Chipman area residents.

To find out which fire district you reside in, check the Fire Districts Map.

We would like to thank our volunteer firefighters for making a difference in our community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the municipality in your fire district.

Helpful Links:

http://www.albertavolunteerfirefighters.ca/
http://globalnews.ca/video/1591655/albertas-volunteer-firefighters-part-1

Fire Permits

Special Permit for Crop Burning Deadline Extended until July 31, 2017
Landowners with unharvested crops who would like to burn as a way to quickly remove the crop can apply for a special one-time fire permit. Permits are only issued through the Emergency Services Fire Chief at the Lamont County Administration building, and specific conditions must be met. These permits will only be issued until July 31, 2017.

For more information contact Emergency Services at 780-895-2233 ext. 236.

No Burning in the Skaro Fire Area
Please be advised effective May 9, 2017, Lamont County Emergency Services has begun allowing fire permits to be issued, with the exception of the area that encompasses the Skaro Fire Area. Excluded locations are listed below:
  • Twp Road 582 from Hwy 831 to Range Road 185
  • South on Range Road 185 to Twp Road 572
  • West on Twp Road 572 to Hwy 831
As per Lamont County Fire Bylaw 715.11 Section 3.4 A) No permits shall be issued for muskeg / peat moss lands. 

There is no burning of brush piles in Lamont County between April 1st and October 31st as per Lamont County Policy #4135, unless otherwise stated.

Fire permits are required for any type of burn year round. Fire permits are no charge and can be issued online or at Andrew, Bruderheim, Lamont, and Mundare administration offices. Some important things to remember about your fire permit:
  • First call the Lamont County Fire Advisory Line at 780-895-7674 listen for information on current fire ban status.
  • Read the section of the permit relating to wind conditions and the phone number for the weather station.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have fire insurance.
  • Read both sides of the permit; side 1 has regulations and side 2 has the bylaws & conditions.
  • If you do not obtain a fire permit and the fire department responds to a report of a fire on your property, even if your burn is contained, you will be responsible for the costs associated with the dispatching of the fire units to your property.

Fire Bans

To find out about fire bans in your area, contact the County Office, visit the Emergency Services Fire Permits web page or visit www.albertafirebans.ca

Firefighting Cost Recovery

For information on the charges related to Fire Response Services, please review Fire Billing Policy #4130.

In case of emergency, ALWAYS dial 9-1-1