Fire Department

Backyard Fire Pits in Devon

Please check the Alberta Fire Bans website for current fire ban status.

Backyard fire pits are permitted in Devon, and residents do not require a permit, provided that the backyard fire pit meets the safety standards outlined in this brochure: Fire Pits in Devon

Volunteer Fire Fighters - Now Recruiting

Devon Fire Rescue is recruiting for volunteers over the age of 18 (with or without experience). Devon Fire Rescue provides Fire Prevention, suppression, water and ice rescue, vehicle extrication and first responder medical care to Devon and the surrounding area.  No experience is necessary. We will cover the cost of all training.

The application package is available here: volunteer fire fighter applications or by calling the fire hall at 780-987-3718. Applications will be accepted until September. Interviews will be held in September and Recruit Class will begin in late September.

Devon Fire Department Overview

Devon Fire Hall, 9 Columbia Avenue West. Ph. 780-987-3718 (in an emergency call 911)

The Devon Fire Department was started by the Imperial Oil company in the early 1950s but was soon turned over to the newly built Town of Devon. One of the first fire trucks was a 1944 International that was RCAF surplus. It was brought back to life in the 1980s by a group of firefighters and that same truck (called “Old Red”) can still be seen in the annual Devon Days Parade.

Today, The Devon Fire Department is a well trained group of approximately 35 dedicated volunteers - men and women who provide fire protection, rescue and education to the residents of Devon and the County of Parkland (District 1).

In the event of an emergency beyond our capabilities we have mutual aid agreements with other Parkland districts and the County of Leduc. Although there are no set “open” hours, the fire hall is usually open on Saturdays between 9:00 and 11:00. Call first to be sure.

Ban/Permits/Sparky pic

Fire Ban

Fire Permits

Sparky

Fire Department FAQ

For updates, please check the Alberta Fire Bans website http://www.albertafirebans.ca/   or contact Devon the fire hall at P:  780.987.3718.

Devon Fire Department recruits for Volunteer Firefighters each year in September. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and reside within the Town of Devon. Applications are available at the Devon fire hall, the town office or can be downloaded here

Fire Application Form

Firefighter Volunteer Pamphlet

 

Devon: Open burning (outside of an approved fire pit) requires a fire permit.  Permits are also required for fire pits that do not meet the criteria laid out in the Fire Bylaw. Please see our fire pit brochure for fire pit information and requirements. 

Fire Permits can be obtained at the fire hall or here.  Fax the completed form to 780.987.4994, email it to fhall@devon.ca, drop it off at the Town Office reception desk or at the fire hall (hours vary).  Permits must be approved before they are valid.

Parkland County: Check here to see if you are required to have a fire permit in the County.

Parkland County fire permits are available at the Devon Fire Department (hours vary), Parkland County Office, or here.

For all fire pit questions, click here.

Parkland County residents with questions or concerns please contact Parkland Fire Services during regular business hours at

Parkland County Office
53109A HWY 779
780.968.8400

Learn more about Parkland County permits here.

These services are provided at no cost, although, a fine may be levied if a bylaw has been broken.

Devon Fire Department provides firefighting services for the community of Devon, County of Parkland District 1 and mutual aid for the surrounding communities.

Services Included:

  • Structure Fires
  • Ground Cover Fires
  • Dangerous Goods Initial Response
  • Medical Aid – First responder level
  • Rescue (boat, shoreline, etc.)
  • Vehicle fires
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Traffic Control
  • Fire Code Inspections (by request or as a result of a complaint)
  • School and group tours of fire hall
  • School and group fire prevention information sessions – outside venues

The purchase, sale, distribution or set-off of any fireworks in the Town of Devon requires a permit. Permits are $50 for non-Town of Devon sponsored events (this fee is for all non-TOD events including private fireworks displays).

To sell fireworks the vendor must apply for a license and remain vigilant to whom they are selling.

A copy of the Fire Bylaw, which includes seller / purchaser / discharger rules can be found here. No sales / purchase can be made without a valid permit, authorized by Devon Fire Services.

Purchase Permit

Sales Permit

Complete permits and return to the town office. Allow up to 10 business days for a response. Please note, licenses will be considered on a case by case basis and not all applications will be approved so it is advisable to wait for the response before purchasing fireworks.

Please see our guide sheet for details or call 780.987.3718.

 

Please see our guide sheet on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for information or call 780.987.3718

 

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