From Flooding to a Fire Ban - Now in Effect
Effective May 3, 2018 at 8:00 am, a Full Fire Ban is in effect for all Kneehill County rural areas. Towns of Trochu and Three Hills and the Villages of Acme, Carbon and Linden will have their own restrictions (or none), depending on the municipality.
All fire permits have been cancelled and no new ones will be issued during a fire ban.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Kneehill County announces Rural Fire Chief
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A new rural fire chief, Daniel Ross, former fire chief of Charlie Lake Fire Department, will be joining the Kneehill County ProtectiveServices Department on May 22, 2018.
Kneehill County Council set the Rural Fire Strategy as one of its primary strategic goals to accomplish in 2018. The fire strategy is a key document which will provide guidance for Council to ensure the protection of Kneehill County residents in regards to a rural-focused fire service.
Dan Ross joined the military out of high school serving 6 years with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based out of Victoria, BC, and Calgary, AB which included two United Nations Peacekeeping Missions to Croatia. He then became a military firefighter for the remaining 14years of his military career, including serving one tour in Afghanistan and completing various fire service certifications such as Firefighter Level 2, Hazardous Materials Technician and all four levels of Fire Officer certification as well as a Bachelor Degree in Business.
Dan retired from the military in 2011 and moved into municipal firefighting with Yellowhead County as a Deputy Fire Chief for 9 departments. After 6 years with the YCFD, Dan continued to expand his portfolio by becoming the Manager of Emergency Services and Fire Chief for the PeaceRiver Regional District where he received his Chief Fire Officer Designation, becoming recognized as a member of the International Association of Fire Engineers.
Dan has a daughter in Lethbridge and will be welcoming his first grandchild shortly. When not in the fire station, Dan spends as much time possible camping around Alberta.
Dan is looking forward to the new adventures with Kneehill County and is anxious to start working with our staff and the fire departments of the area
Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge
Members of the Torrington Fire Department participated in the 4th Annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Calgary on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Justin Block, Micha Fakner, Katlyn Benedict, Jesse Sherlock and Jaquelyn Benedict each climbed 55 floors of the Bow Tower (that's 1204 stairs!) in full bunker gear, including air tanks.
Collectively, they raised $2,395.00 in support of Wellspring Calgary, a not-for-profit organization that provides programs, resources, and support to people affected by cancer. Because a prevalent occupational hazard of the firefighter’s job is cancer, Wellspring works to ensure the needs of firefighters are considered alongside the needs of all its community members.
Fire Prevention Week
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
That's why this year's Fire Prevention Week theme "Every Second
- Draw a map of your home using NFPA's grid will all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
- Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using two different ways out.
- Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
- Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
- Close doors behind you as you leave--this may slow the spread of smoke, heat
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
Congratulations to our 2017 area firefighters for receiving their Exemplary Service Medals in recognition of 20 years of outstanding service from the
Trochu Fire: Alan Adam (21 years.)
Trochu Fire: Ken Wohl (52 years--received his Third Bar representing 30 years following the 20-year medal.)
Trochu Fire: Richard Hoppins (21 years.)
Torrington Fire: Michael Bauer (24 years.)
Thank you for supporting our communities, and to your families for their support!
Three Hills Fire Department 2016
Kneehill County Fire Department 2016
Acme Fire Department 2016
Carbon Fire Department 2016
Linden Fire Department 2016
Trochu Fire Department 2016
Thank you to all the firefighters who serve the Kneehill County region!
Fire Training Structure
The Fire Training Structure has been installed at the Kneehill County Training Centre located at the Trochu Fire Hall. The structure was funded by the ACP Provincial grant program supporting regional initiatives, including fire services. The structure allows the
A regional fire mutual aid agreement is in place for fire services within Kneehill County (including Three Hills, Torrington, Trochu, Linden, Carbon, Acme). The agreement includes cost sharing, equipment
Fire Services Bylaw
If an emergency please dial, 9-1-1
Fire Department contact: Debra Grosfield 403.443.5541 (Messages will be relayed to the fire chiefs).