NOTICE: A full Fire Ban is in effect throughout Thorhild County. Current fire hazards are considered extreme.
 The following are prohibited during the Fire Ban: Outdoor fires including: open fires, brush piles, smudge fires, solid fuel fire pits, campfires, burn barrels, incinerators, explosive targets, and the discharge of fireworks.
 Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle on Public Lands which is not part of emergency response operations is also now prohibited.
 Thorhild County urges everyone to recognize and proactively eliminate any possible outdoor sources of heat and ignition.
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Emergency, Fire & Rescue Services

“With integrety, compassion and professional excellence, we provide emergency services and education to Thorhild County and our mutual aid partners.”

Now Recruiting

Thorhild County Emergency Services is comprised of a full time Fire Chief and Paid-On-Call firefighters responding out of 4 Fire Stations throughout the County, who commit themselves daily to safeguarding those who live, work and play within our County.

Thorhild County Emergency Services Members:

  • Respond to emergency calls (Fire, MVC, Hazmat, Tech Rescue, etc.).
  • Assist EMS with critical medical response.
  • Drive and operate emergency vehicles and equipment.
  • Participate in weekly department training.
  • Perform maintenance on emergency equipment as required.
  • Perform duties in fire prevention and public education.
  • Participate in public relation projects (such as recruitment, demonstrations, visits, etc.).


"We stand at the ready to provide competent, specialized, and compassionate service to the residents of Thorhild County and visitors. We are constantly training so we can be prepared when our community needs us most."



"To continue to develop our knowledge and skills to become a well-rounded all-hazards emergency response team through training, safety and inclusivity."



"Serving with integrity, responding with compassion, and committed to professional excellence."


Thorhild County Emergency Services does not have any full-time or part-time firefighters, TCES employs paid-on call (POC) firefighters. These individuals are alerted to emergencies and those who are available, respond to their respective fire station to get dressed in the appropriate protective gear to respond in the provided emergency vehicles.

Our POC firefighters play a vital role in the delivery of emergency response to Thorhild County and its local Hamlets responding to over 130 incidents annually and maintaining internationally recognized training standards. Apart from direct support to emergency operations, our POC's contribute countless hours of time in support of our communities.

Firefighters of Thorhild County Emergency Services: 

  • Respond to calls day and night under challenging conditions; 
  • Give back to the community through their desire to help people in need;
  • Face new challenges with courage and dedication; 
  • Willingly learn new skills;
  • Can control emotions during times of crisis; and
  • Develop a strong sense of accomplishment and passion for their responsibilities within the community.

 We are looking for individuals who have a positive outlook, are team oriented and enjoy physically demanding work. Download the Application Package here!

We Offer:

  • The opportunity for you to contribute to the safety of your community;
  • Professional NFPA 1001 certified firefighting education transferable anywhere in North America;
  • Additional benefits such as WCB and life insurance coverage; and
  • All personal safety equipment provided.

Minimum Requirements to Apply: 

  •  At least 18 years of age. 
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but gratifying work.
  • Positive, team-oriented personality.
  • Able to meet training requirements, this includes one evening a week and occasional weekend training. 
  • Ability to pass a SureHire onboarding physical test.
  • Previous firefighting/emergency response is an asset but not a requirement.
 If you have any additional questions, please contact or 780-398-3741  ext. 2804


Station 1

Station 1 - Thorhild

Located at 21416 TWP 600 A in the Hamlet of Thorhild

  • Engine 1
  • Rescue 1
  • Squad 1
  • Unit 3

Fire Services

Station 2 - Newbrook

Located at 5026-49 Street in the Hamlet of Newbrook

  • Engine 2
  • Tender 2
  • Wildland 2
  • Unit 2

Fire Services

Station 3 - Long Lake

Located at NW 23-63-19-W4 in the Hamlet of Long Lake

  • Engine 3
  • Squad 3

Fire Services

Station 4 - Radway

Located at 4915-50 Street in the Hamlet of Radway

  • Engine 4
  • Tender 4
  • Squad 4

Fire Chief

Denis Poulin
 780-398-3741 ext. 2804

Fire Guardians

Captain Richelle Redekop
Firefighter John Erdman
Firefighter Nick Chmilar
Firefighter Rob Robinson
Firefighter Joel Panchaud



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 Telephone: 780-398-3741 
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 Fax: 780-398-3748
 Email:Thorhild County

  801 - 1st Street
Box 10 Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

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