About Northern Sunrise County Protective Services
Established in 2010, Northern Sunrise County Protective Services provides fire and rescue services to the residents of Northern Sunrise County and the village of Nampa.
Northern Sunrise County Protective Services employs two full time Fire Officers:
Fire Chief David L. LeBlanc, ACP, SCO
Originally from Espanola ON, Chief LeBlanc started his career in Emergency Services as a volunteer firefighter in Canmore, AB in 1995, later relocated to Peace River in 2004 to startup the integrated Fire/EMS service for the Peace River Fire Department. Chief LeBlanc later joined the St.Isidore/Three Creeks Fire Department in 2007 as a volunteer firefighter.
In 2010, Northern Sunrise County hired David LeBlanc to manage its newly formed Protective Services Department.
Chief LeBlanc remains as Fire Chief for Northern Sunrise County Protective Services with 24 years of firefighting experience.
Deputy Fire Chief Julien Bergeron, EMR
Originally from the St.Isidore area, Deputy Chief Bergeron joined the St.Isidore/Three Creeks Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 2006. He remained on the department and promoted twice as a volunteer. First as Captain and then Assistant Chief.
In 2013, Deputy Chief Bergeron was hired full time with Northern Sunrise County as the organization identified a need for an additional full time position to assist with the management of County Protective Services.
Deputy Chief Bergeron remains as with Northern Sunrise County Protective Services with his 13 years of firefighting experience.
2013 Dodge 1,500 Squad | Seats 5 | Equipped with Command & Control Technology and Equipment | used for rapid scene access and assessment, First Medical Response, Incident Command Post
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Squad | Seats 5 | Equipped with Command & Control Technology and Equipment | used for rapid scene access and assessment, First Medical Response, Incident Command Post
2007 Rosenbauer Engine | Location: St.Isidore | Seats 5 | 3,800L water and 200L foam concentrate | Front line engine for all structural and other fires.
2013 Fort Garry Engine | Location: Nampa | Seats 5 | 3,800L water and 200L foam concentrate | Front line engine for all structural and other fires.
2006 Western Star Retrofit Tender | Location: St.Isidore | Seats 2 | 11,500L water |2 x 5,500L, portable water tanks
Tenders 2 & 3
2011 Rosendauer Tenders | Locations: Nampa & Harmon Valley | Seats 2 | 6,800L water | 1 x 7,500L portable water tanks
2011 E-One 1-ton wildland/rescue | Location: St.Isidore | Seats 4 | 950L water and 95L foam concentrate | misc rescue equipment including road rescue, high-angle/rope rescue, and First Responder medical equipment
2014 E-One 1-ton wildland/rescue | Location: Nampa | Seats 4 | 950L water and 95L foam concentrate | misc rescue equipment including road rescue and First Responder medical equipment
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 station is home to Engine 1, Tender 1, Rescue 1, Wildland 1, and Support Unit 1.
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.
In 2019, Firefighters from Hall 1 responded to 49 calls for service.
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.
The Nampa Fire Hall was established in 1975 and upgraded in 2010 and 2019. This Fire Hall houses Engine 2, Rescue 2, and Tender 2.
This Fire Hall is situated in the Village of Nampa and has 14 paid-on-call firefighters.
In 2019, Hall 2 responded to 35 calls for service.
The Harmon Valley Fire Hall was established in 1983 and upgraded in 2011. It houses Engine 3 and Tender 3. Harmon Valley is base for six paid-on-call firefighters.
In 2019, members from the Harmon Valley Fire Hall responded to 2 incidents.
This Fire Hall is situated in Harmon Valley north the intersection of Range Road 192 and South Harmon Valley Road.
Levels of Evacuation / Shelter-in-Place
- 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
- Prescription and non-prescription medications
- Cash, in small denominations
- Non-perishable food
- Non-electric can opener
- Bottled water
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra batteries
- Extra clothes
- Important documents
- First aid kit
- Special needs items – baby, elderly, disabled, pets
- GO INSIDE
- 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
Become a Firefighter:
Northern Sunrise County Protective Services is recruiting for paid-on-call firefighters to aid in the operations of the St.Isidore/Three Creeks, Nampa and Harmon Valley Fire Halls.
For more information on joining one of these 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.