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Message from the Fire Chief
Welcome to the Town of Westlock Fire & Rescue Department web page. On behalf of the men and women of the department, it is our genuine desire that you will find our website most informative.
The Town of Westlock Fire & Rescue Department is well positioned to accept new challenges that may arise and will face them with the steadfast determination that has become the Town’s trademark – A Community with Spirit!
Stuart Koflick, Fire Chief
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if there is a fire ban in the Town or County of Westlock?
A. Information on Fire Restrictions or Bans are posted on the Town’s website, Facebook page, and at www.albertafirebans.ca. Westlock County information can be found HERE.
Q. How can I become a volunteer firefighter?
A. We are currently recruiting for volunteer firefighters. An information and application package can be found HERE.
Q. Do I need a fire permit? How do I get one?
A. Open fires are not permitted in residential areas. An information and application package for a Fire permit can be found HERE.
Q. Can I have a fire pit in my back yard?
A. Yes. Fire pits must meet the requirements of Fire Prevention Bylaw 2015-07. An information and application package is available HERE. There is a 1-time fee of $25.00 for a residential fire pit permit.
Q. I live in Westlock County – who do I call for fire concerns?
A. Westlock County provides Fire Services outside the corporate boundaries of Town of Westlock. Their information can be found HERE.
Bylaw 2016-08 allows for fees to be charged for responses to vehicle collisions, false alarms, spills or leaks of dangerous goods, and commercial fire inspection services.
Q. What Types of Fire Services are offered?
A. Firefighters are trained to NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
The Westlock Fire Department is trained and equipped to provide:
- Structural, ground cover and vehicle fire suppression,
- Dangerous Goods response,
- Vehicle and Surface Ice Rescue,
- Fire Inspection and Investigation Services
- Fire station tours and fire safety education.
A. Yes. Fireworks are regulated under Bylaw 2010-17. An information and application package is available HERE. Fees are charged for a permit to allow the Storage, Display and Sale of Fireworks.
Q. What should I be doing to protect my home and family from fire or poisonous gas?
A. Residential fire safety information is available from the Office of the Fire Commissioner – click HERE.
The Westlock Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of volunteer firefighter.
For Recruiting Information Package and Volunteer Firefighting Factsheet - click HERE.
For further details, please contact Stuart Koflick at 780-350-2114
The Town of Westlock Fire Department was happy to participate in an ongoing volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention initiative for the province of Alberta. This segment aired on Alberta Prime Time on March 11, 2015.
Westlock Fire Department segment on Alberta Prime Time
Alberta Prime Time Panel Segment