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Fire Services


The Athabasca Fire Department has been proudly serving our community since 1911. The men and women of the department are dedicated to preventing, protecting and preserving Athabasca and its citizens. 

The hard working professionals of the department are dedicated first and foremost to protecting the quality of life for the citizens of our community through multi-level emergency response and the protection of life, property and the environment.

A dynamic department that values their past, embraces the present and looks forward to the challenges of the future.  The organization is successful due to the team of hard working individuals that work together to prevent fire, protect life and property and provide the best level of service possible to the residents of the Town of Athabasca.


Athabasca Fire Department is looking for you to be a part of their team. If this interests you, contact the Athabasca Fire Department, watch the Facebook page for the Recruitment drive or click here for the Application.


Under the Town of Athabasca Fire Services Bylaw, permits are required for new and existing acceptable fire pits within the Town of Athabasca.  Please click here for the Fire Pit Permit Application.


Users of the portable fire pits must be familiar with and follow the Town of Athabasca's Fire Services Bylaw, in particular but not exclusive of, the following regulations –

Ø  The pit shall be constructed of metal, concrete, brick or other approved materials.

Ø  The inside diameter of the pit shall not exceed 36 inches.

Ø  The pit shall be equipped with an appropriate, well-fitting grill to cover the entire pit, with openings not exceeding ½ inch.

Ø  The pit shall be constructed a reasonable distance from any structure, hedge, tree or other inflammable material (Approximately 10 Feet).

Ø  Only dry seasoned wood and/or charcoal can be burned in open air fire pits.

Ø Burning may only take place if there is a responsible adult supervising; burning is conducted in a safe manner; and that extinguishing equipment is readily available.

Ø  The fire pit shall not be under any overhead power lines.

Ø  A $25 dollar application/inspection fee shall be levied, and an approved form shall be completed and signed by both the applicant and an official of the Town of Athabasca.

Click here for more information regarding the Portable Fire Pits.


The Athabasca Fire Department has always taken a pro-active approach with fire prevention.  Our members are actively involved with school tours, courses, alarm drills and special interest groups.  Please call 780-675-2063 for more information.


Emergency calls:  911

Permits:  780-675-2063

Email:  Athabasca Fire Chief

Address:  4707 – 50th Street