Protective Services

Levels of Evacuation / Shelter-in-Place

Upon threat of danger, because of flooding, forest fire or other emergencies, be prepared to be instructed by authorities to evacuate with as little as 2 hours notice. An Advisory Evacuation does not require you to evacuate your home, simply be prepared for a possible Mandatory Evacuation notice. Start to gather your evacuation kit and go over your family’s emergency plan.
In an event of a mandatory evacuation, it is important to do so immediately. If a large number of homes are affected, authorities will likely establish a reception center. You may choose to stay at the reception center or seek shelter elsewhere. Ensure you register all members of your group in person at the reception centre.

  • Listen to the local radio and follow instructions
  • Shut off Panel Box if instructed to do so
  • Take the Evacuation Kit with you
  • Ensure your pets are cared for
  • Leave your home unlocked and place an evacuation notice on the front door
  • Register at the reception center
Store your evacuation kit in waterproof and easy to carry container that is accessible to all members of the family.

  • Prescription and non-prescription medications
  • Cash, in small denominations
  • Non-perishable food
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Bottled water
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra clothes
  • Important documents
  • First aid kit
  • Special needs items – baby, elderly, disabled, pets
In the event of a hazardous chemical release in your community, you may be instructed by the authorities to “shelter-in-place”. Seek immediate shelter where you are, whether at home, work or school, in most cases shelter is only required for a few hours.

  • Close all windows and doors and stay on the ground level floor, not in the basement
  • Turn off furnace, air conditioner and exhaust fans
  • Seal an inside room with damp towels at the base of the door
  • Listen to local radio for further instructions
  • Keep phone lines free so we can contact you
Fire Departments

  • St Isidore Three Creeks Fire Hall
  • Nampa Fire Hall
  • Harmon Valley Fire Hall
St Isidore Three Creeks Fire HallDistrict Chief Simon Lavoie
Captain Denis Lavoie
Captain Kent Rein
Captain Tracy Prudholme,

The St. Isidore / Three Creeks Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1984. The new fire station, located on Range Road 204 within the bilingual hamlet of St.Isidore opened in July 2010. This fire station is home to a 2007 fire engine (1000 gallons), a 2011 Dodge 1-ton wild land/rescue truck (250 gallons) , a 2006 water tender (3000 gallons), a 2011 water tender (1800 gallons), a 2010 UTV wildland/rescue ranger, and a wildfire structural protection trailer. Approximately 15 volunteer firefighters operate from this station. The offices of the Northern Sunrise County Protective Services Senior Officers are also found at this station.
Northern Sunrise County Protective Services is proud to be working partners with a variety of community groups and organizations. Peace Regional Search & Rescue and Canadian Rangers operate from this location.

Nampa Fire HallDisctrict Chief Robert Hankins
Captain Bernie Poirier

The Nampa Fire Hall was established in 1975 and upgraded in 2010. The hall houses a 2001 pumper truck (1000 gallons), a 2004 wild land/rescue vehicle (250 gallons), and a 2011 water tanker (1800 gallons).

This Fire Hall is situated in the Village of Nampa and has approximately 10 volunteer firefighters.

Harmon Valley Fire HallThe Harmon Valley Fire Hall was established in 1983 and was upgraded in 2011. The hall houses a 2010 4×4 wild land/urban interface fire engine (750 gallons).
This Fire Hall is situated in Harmon Valley.

Become a Firefighter:
Northern Sunrise County is always recruiting for volunteer firefighters to aid in the operations of St.Isidore/Three Creeks, Nampa and Harmon Valley Fire Halls.
For more information on joining the Fire Department, call 780-624-8323.

Fire Bylaws and Permits:
Visit our CivicWeb Portal to view our County bylaws.
Fire permits are free, and are available at the County office.

Dangerous Goods Reporting:
In the event of an accidental release of dangerous goods, the person who has possession of the dangerous goods must make an immediate report of the release to the Fire Department. More information on Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety can be found on the Transportation Alberta website.

Standard Operating Guidelines:
Northern Sunrise County Regional Protective Service is committed providing outstanding service to it’s citizens. The Standard Operating Guidelines were developed to maintain the level of service.

Businesses Receive Fire Services Recognition Awards

What if you called for help and no one came? Without the volunteer men and women fire fighters and the support of local business that allow their staff to respond during working hours, there would be no one to help. Thank you to all businesses who employ our volunteer firefighters.

Fire Services Recognition Awards