SPFDThe Stony Plain Fire Department (SPFD) is at 4000-49 Avenue. SPFD is made up of 7 full time firefighters and 43 Paid-on-Call firefighters.

Always call 911 in an emergency!

The fire station is staffed Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for general inquiries.

 

Emergency services

Call 911 in an emergency

SPFD responds to:

  • Structural Fires

  • Grass fires

  • Vehicle Fires

  • Hazardous Materials incidents

  • Motor vehicle collisions

  • Ice rescues

  • Medical first response through Alberta Health Services Medical First Responder program

We also provide:

  • Fire prevention information

  • Fire inspections

  • Fire investigations

  • Fire & Rescue training

Emergency preparedness 

Emergencies or disasters can happen any time and it is important to be prepared. Sign up for Alberta Emergency Alerts.

Make a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit to help take care of yourself and your family in an emergency. 

Fire pits and fireworks

You can have a fire pit in Stony Plain as long as you follow our fire pit guidelines. Please contact us for burn permits and fireworks questions.

Contact the Fire Department

Fire safety inspections

We provide fire safety inspections upon request. During an inspection, SPFD looks for hazards such as: 

  • Exit signs and emergency lighting that do not illuminate;

  • Fire extinguishers that require servicing;

  • Blocked or obstructed building exits;

  • Sprinklers that do not have enough room to work properly;

  • Combustible materials stored near sources of heat. 

Request an inspection

Fire prevention (Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12) 

Fire Prevention Week 2019 will run from October 6 – 12 and we want the whole family to get involved with the theme: “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!” This year’s goal is focused on everyone learning the steps to take during an emergency and what measures can be taken to prepare for a fire. Most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are most safe, and Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year.

Key ideas for this year include:

  • Planning your escape route
  • Testing your smoke alarms
  • Choosing an outside meeting place
  • Making a regular reminder of your fire escape plan in your home
  • Practicing home fire drills

We encourage everyone to plan their family’s fire escape plan. In a typical house fire, you have as little as two minutes for everyone to escape safely. With a fire escape plan for your home, your family will be ready and prepared for an emergency.

  1. Make a fire escape plan for your home, and PLAN and PRACTICE your escape! Here are the steps:
  2. Draw a map of your home that shows all doors and windows.
  3. Visit each room and find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily, and you should be able to use them to get outside.
  4. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
  5. Pick a meeting place outside, ideally in front of your home.
  6. Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
  7. Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
  8. Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
  9. Practice your home fire drill!

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Fire station tours and truck visits 

SPFD offers station tours during the week as well as truck visits off site.  Book a  truck visit or fire station tour for your family, school group or community group, meet your local firefighters, and learn about fire prevention and fire safety.

Fire station tours are an opportunity to see and learn about modern firefighting equipment, including our fire trucks, and ask those questions you have always wanted to. Tours are typically booked on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Fire Station tour details

  • Tours take approximately 1 hour;

  • Tour groups should be 12-25 people (smaller groups can be accommodated); 

  • One adult must be present for every five children attending (varies with age);

  • Minimum age is 5 years. 

Book a tour

Paid on Call Firefighter recruitment
Firefighters

If you have a love for your community, a desire to commit yourself to a higher calling, and a compassion to help others when in need, you are who we are looking for.  All paid on call firefighters presentations hourly compensation for regular evening practice and responding to emergency incidents. 

SPFD recruits new paid on call firefighters every fall to start in December. Applications are only accepted when the competition is open during active recruitment in September. 

 

Recruitment Process

In order to become a Paid-on-Call Firefighter you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have a valid Class 5 Alberta driver's license with no more than 6 demerit points;
  • Have a criminal records check (vulnerable sector);
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English in stressful situations;
  • Live in the Town of Stony Plain
  • Submit an application online. 

Applications are reviewed the first week of October and those presentations to enter the recruitment competition will be contacted.

Written test and interview

  • Reading comprehension
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to understand instructions/direction
  • Department profile
  • Interview with SPFD panel

Physical testing

  • Medical clearance from a physician for firefighting operations
  • Job related physical testing 

Candidate selection and orientation

  • Final review and applicant scoring
  • Offer letter 
  • Town of Stony Plain orientation completed
  • 280 hours of recruit training
Training 

New firefighters are trained on:

  • Personal protective equipment and self contained breathing apparatus, department health and safety program;
  • Exterior fire suppression (vehicle fires, flammable liquids, exposure protection);
  • Interior fire operations (Residential structure fires, apartment fires, commercial fires);
  • Firefighter self-rescue techniques;
  • Hazardous materials awareness level;
  • Motor Vehicle rescue awareness ;
  • Ice Rescue awareness;
  • Standard First aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR with enhanced medical skills training through AHS. 

New SPFD recruits complete orientation the beginning of December.  The SPFD recruit training program runs on a combination of Monday evenings and 1-2 weekends per month from January to September with final certification testing in October.   All training provided by the department meets or exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) industry standards and is certified with accreditation through the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner.  

Fire department history

The Stony Plain Fire Department was first established in 1908. The current station was opened in 2006. 

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