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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.

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

Fire Hazard Rating

Fire hazard ratings let our residents and stakeholders know how quickly and easily a fire may start during the current weather conditions for the Town of Devon. 

When a Fire Advisory, Fire Restriction or Fire Ban is in effect we will endeavor to inform our residents of the change through our various communication channels.

Current Fire Hazard Rating - May 8, 2020 - No Restriction

Fire Hazard Levels

No Restriction

Normal burning rules apply. See our Fire Services Bylaw here.

Fire Advisory

Fires are allowed, but Fire Permits may be restricted. This level is a warning that they may be restricted if the situation doesn’t improve.

Fire Restriction

Safe fires in approved fire pits, burn barrels, or incinerators with screens, gas or propane stoves/barbeques and propane fire pits are allowed. No open fires or major burn operations are allowed during this time. Limited fire permits will be issued but may be suspended or cancelled at any time.

Fire Ban

Open fires, screened fire pits, screened burn barrels, campfires, stoves/barbeques using charcoal briquettes or fire receptacles including those within recreational areas are not allowed. Gas or propane stoves/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed.  All fire permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.

Stay up to date on Fire Advisories, Restrictions and Bans across Alberta at albertafirebans.ca!

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 paid on-call 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

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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1 Columbia Avenue West
Devon, AB T9G 1A1

 Phone: 780-987-8300
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