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Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services
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.
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.
Coffee with a Firefighter
November 29, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
McDonald’s Restaurant: 6101-50th Avenue, Drayton Valley
Join your neighbours and the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services for coffee and conversation. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the firefighters in your neighbourhood.
Caution should always be taken with any type of burning. Outdoor burning within Town Boundaries is permitted only in an approved fire pit or burning appliance. For further information view the Outdoor Restriction Bylaw here: Outdoor Restriction Bylaw 2013-08-P
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.