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 station tours 

Book a tour at the Stony Plain fire station 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.

  • 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;

  • Minimum age is 5 years. 

Book a tour

Firefighter recruitment

FirefightersIf 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 recieve hourly compensation for training and responding to emergency incidents. 

SPFD recruits new paid on call firefighters every year to start in January. Applications are accepted through out the year.

Submit an application 

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 at the begining of October. Those selected 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
  • Online pre-employment course 
  • Orientation 
  • 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 Health Care Provider CPR with enhanced medical skills training through AHS. 

The SPFD recruit training program runs on a combination of Monday evenings and 1-2 weekends per month from January to June with final certification testing in September.  All training provided by the department meets or exceeds National Fire Protection Assocation standards and is certified through the Alberta Office of the Fire Commisioner.  

Fire department history

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

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