The Municipal District of Peace No.135 requires Burning Permits from April 1st to October 31st each year only in certain areas of the Municipality as indicated in green on Fire Permit Area – Schedule A Bylaw 17 2018. If you require a permit, please phone the Municipal office at 780-338-3845. If a permit is required, we will complete a Fire Permit Request Form for the CAO to issue a Fire Permit. A copy of the Request Form is attached here. Fire Permit Request Form
The M.D. has a policy in place if you are planning on burning brush piles within 2 miles of a primary or secondary highway, particularly during the winter months when smoke tends to hang in the air. A copy of the policy is attached here for you to view. ADM 16 Burning Brush Piles
The M.D. has 2 volunteer fire departments that provide fire protection services to the residents of the Municipality and now has an agreement in place with the Town of Grimshaw whereby its fire department services the area between RR241 and the Town of Peace River boundaries. The Town of Grimshaw and the MD purchased a 2016 Freightliner fire pumper which is stored at the Grimshaw Fire Hall. The MD and Town received a Community Partnership grant to partially pay for the tanker, with the MD of Peace supplying the remaining funds.
Brownvale Fire Department – Fire Chief: Trevor Gerk. Provides fire protection to the MD from approximately Range Road 241 to the west edge. Current fire hall is located in Brownvale and was built in 1986.
Strong Creek Fire Department Area Covered by Grimshaw Fire Department – Formed in 1983, with the firehall built on land donated by Jim & Eileen Manzer on the SE27-83-22-W5 in 1988. The Strong Creek Fire Department no longer has volunteers to provide fire protection to the MD from Range 241 to the eastern edge. This area now serviced by the Grimshaw Fire Department under an agreement with the MD.
Berwyn Backup Fire Department – Fire Chief: Don Black. Provides fire protection backup to Brownvale Fire Department. The Berwyn Firehall in Berwyn stores the MD fire pumper as well as Berwyn’s fire pumper.
The two fire departments are always looking for new members. Please contact the MD of Peace office at 780-338-3845 if you are interested in joining and we will provide you with the Fire Chief’s phone number. The MD pays a $17.00 per hour honorarium for the volunteer service.