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Due to current weather conditions, the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services is removing the Fire Advisory and moving into a No Fire Ban for the area of Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley Effective Friday November 19th, 2021.
A no fire ban occurs when the fire hazard in the area is low to moderate. Wildfires do not readily ignite, unless from a more intense heat source such as lightning. Weather and fuel conditions lead to low intensity and relatively easy to control fires. However, caution should always be taken with any type of burning. OUTDOOR BURNING IS PERMITTED ONLY WITH A FIRE PERMIT OR IN AN APPROVED FIRE PIT OR BURNING APPLIANCE.
For more information please visit albertafirebans.ca for up-to-date fire status or contact the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services at 780-514-2216 during regular business hours.
If you see a Wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-Fire or 911. The No Fire Ban will remain in effect until weather conditions change.
Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services
Averaging 300 calls per year, Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services sees a wide variety of calls throughout the region. From structure fires to motor vehicle collisions to wildland and wildland-urban interface, the men and women serving to help protect our community are committed to the preservation of life, property and the environment.
Alberta 12 Year Service Medal and Service Bars
The Alberta Government initiated the Alberta Emergency Services Medal to recognize Alberta Emergency Services personnel who selflessly dedicated their time, talents, and, in some cases, their lives to the service of others. The medal pays tribute to outstanding full-time, part-time, and volunteer members who have committed 12 or more years to emergency services in Alberta.
They have recently expanded the service medals to include:
Bronze Bar = 22 Years
Silver Bar= 32 Years
Gold Bar= 40 Years
Formed around 1955, the fire department had a volunteer Fire Chief and approximately ten firefighters protecting the area. The department used an old truck with a triplex pump that was later used for street flushing. Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services currently has 4 volunteer/paid on-call firefighters assigned to Station 1 in Lodgepole, 21 volunteer/paid on-call firefighters assigned to Station 2 in Breton and, 40 volunteer/paid on-call firefighters at Station 3 in Drayton Valley.
Station 3 in Drayton Valley also serves as headquarters for the region’s fire services. With a total staffing level of 65 men and women, the composite fire service staff in the region includes a full-time Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief in charge of Operations, a Deputy Fire Chief in charge of Training, Inspection and Investigation, a Captain in charge of Maintenance Coordination and an Administrative Assistant.
On The Threshold of Training Excellence
Fire Chief Tom Thomson’s vision of a fire training academy was featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Responder – the official publication of the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association. Click here to see the full article.
Looking for On Call Firefighters!
The Fire Department is now recruiting paid, on call firefighters!