SPFDThe Stony Plain Fire Department (SPFD) is at 4000-49 Avenue. SPFD is made up of seven full-time firefighters and 43 casual firefighters.

Always call 911 in an emergency!

The fire station is staffed Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM 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 

There are currently no bans on recreational fire pits within Town limits. You can have a fire pit in Stony Plain as long as you follow our fire pit guidelines and the Open burning bylaw. We encourage safe and responsible burning when using your backyard fire pit.

Please contact us for burn permits. 

We ask you to use caution when using any open fire. Adhere to the following steps to keep yourself and your property safe:

  • Backyard fires must be kept small.
  • Fire pits cannot be used in close proximity to combustibles.
  • Keep a garden hose close by when enjoying your fire pit.
  • Only use clean, dry wood.
  • Ensure your fire pit has a mesh screen cover of 12mm or less.
  • Ensure your smoke is not impacting your neighbours.  

Please contact the Stony Plain Fire Department if you have any questions at 780-963-3551

Contact the Fire Department

Fire Prevention 

Fire Prevention Week

October 9-15, 2022 

Join NFPA® in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW). This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape," works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Home fire escape planning and practicing

It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance so they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different.

Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!

“Fire Won’t Wait.  Plan Your Escape”
  • Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.

To learn more about Fire Prevention Week, its 100th anniversary, and this year’s theme, visit www.nfpa.org/fpw.

Smoke Alarms at Home

Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire! A working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Follow these helpful fire safety tips to keep up with fire safety in your home:

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
  • Ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are tested and in good repair, they do not last forever. Follow manufactures recommendations on their life span, testing, and maintenance.
  • Change the battery in your alarms every 6 months, every time we adjust for daylight savings, change your smoke alarm batteries.
  • Regularly dust or vacuum your smoke alarms.
  • Use a combination of both hard-wired and battery-powered alarms.

 

 

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 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 one 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 five years.

Book a tour

Casual 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 casual firefighters presentations hourly compensation for regular evening practice and responding to emergency incidents. 

SPFD recruits new casual firefighters every fall to start in December. Applications are accepted year round, recruitment process will only begin in September.

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Recruitment Process

In order to become a Casual 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 casual 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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