Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services

Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services (CRFRS) was established 1999 when Clearwater County, Town of Rocky Mountain House, and Village of Caroline fire services combined. CRFRS has five fire stations located in Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Leslieville, Condor, and Caroline and operates as a paid-on call fire service. 

CRFRS service level include Fire Suppression, Vehicle Rescue, Medical Response, Water/Ice Rescue and Public Education.  

Paid-on call firefighters are alerted to emergencies and those who are available, respond to their assigned station to provide emergency response services. In addition to emergency response, Paid-on call firefighters also attend regular evening training and occasional weekend training as well as participate in fire prevention activities.


Burn Notifications & Forest Protection Area (FPA)

Clearwater County requests you complete a burn notification (burn notification FAQ) for all burning activities (except campfires) within the municipal boundary. Click here to learn more about the process and to submit a burn notification. 

During Wildfire Season (March 1 - October 31) if you are within the Forest Protection Area (FPA) you also need a fire permit. Learn more about the Provincial Permit system here: wildfire.alberta.ca/firepermits

Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services is accepting applications May 1-31, 2022!

Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services does not have any full-time or part-time firefighters, CRFRS 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 Clearwater County, Town of Rocky Mountain House, and the Village of Caroline, responding to over 500 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 Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services: 

  • Respond to calls day and night under stressful and often emotional 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.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at fireadmin@clearwatercounty.ca or 403-845-4444.  

Application Manual & Form 

An application manual is available that summarizes how our fire department operates, and provides critical information on what to expect as a paid-on call firefighter with CRFRS. 

Click here to read the CRFRS Paid-on Call Firefighter Recruitment Application Manual (which includes the application form at the end.) 

Minimum Requirements to Apply 

  • At least 18 years of age. 
  • Live in close proximity to one of our fire stations.  
  • Able to meet training requirements, this includes one evening a week and occasional weekend training. 
  • Previous firefighting/emergency response is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Possess a valid Alberta Driver's license (less than 6 demerits).

Station 10 Leslieville 

Address: 50072 Township Road 39-4A        
Staffing: Paid-on Call
This station has been operational for over 40 years.


Station Specific Incident Statistics
Total Response per Year
201965
202047
202141






Station 20 Condor

Address: 390017 Range Road 4-5, Condor, AB    
Staffing: Paid-on Call
This station has been operational since 1982.


Station Specific Incident Statistics
Total Response per Year
201974
202067
202143










Station 30 Caroline

Address: 5027 50 Street, Caroline, AB                   
Staffing: Paid-on Call
This station has been operational since 1986.
 


Station Specific Incident Statistics
Total Response per Year
201990
2020100
2021144




Station 50 Nordegg

Address: 8008 Quarry Road, Nordegg, AB                  
Staffing: Paid-on Call
This station has been operational since 1914.


Station Specific Incident Statistics Total Response per Year
201942
202045
202138






Station 60 Rocky Mountain House

Address: 4920 52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB             
Staffing: Paid-on Call
This station has been operational since 1983.


Station Specific Incident Statistics
Total Response per Year
2019317
2020329
2021396










Thank you for your interest in leaning more about fire and life safety! All prearranged fire station tours and event requests are scheduled through the CRFRS Life Safety and Events (LSE) Committee. The LSE Committee is comprised of Paid-on Call (POC) Firefighters from each of our five stations.

We value the opportunity to provide a better understanding of what we do for our community. Public engagements provide members of the public an opportunity to meet the dedicated CRFRS firefighters, learn important fire and life safety information, tour the fire halls, firefighting equipment and apparatus.

Before submitting a request ensure you read our general guidelines and liability statement (linked here).

Fire Station Tour Request

Fire hall tours at the Rocky Mountain House hall are only scheduled on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  

Fire hall tours at the Condor, Caroline, Leslieville and Nordegg halls are available upon request Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (depending on availability of Paid on Call firefighters).  

To complete a tour request form, please click here.


Community / Event Request

When requesting for CRFRS to attend any other types of events, please provide as much information as possible in order for us to best accommodate your request.  

If you have any questions on these processes or types of events CRFRS has attended in the past you can contact us at 403-845-4444 or fireadmin@clearwatercounty.ca.

To complete a community event request form, please click here.

Fire Codes are established to protect citizens in residential and public places. Fire codes apply to you, whether you are planning a special event, renovating a building, or hanging office decorations. CRFRS Safety Code Officers can assist you with fire safety planning and ensuring you comply with the National Fire Code (Alberta 2019 Edition).

CRFRS Fire investigators are available to assist with fire permit approvals, occupancy levels and compliance inspections to ensure the National Fire Code (Alberta Edition) requirements are met and adhered to. Our Safety Codes Officers work with local businesses and building owners/managers to ensure the safety of employees, customers and other members of the public. To learn more about the Fire Codes and Standards in Alberta click here.

Fire Safety Plan

The purpose of this document is to assist building owners and managers to prepare effective and useful Fire Safety Plans. Fire Safety Plans contain measures to:

  • Control fire hazards in a building
  • Ensure a safe and orderly evacuation of a building in case of fire
  • Effective utilization of fire protection systems and equipment in buildings

Fire Safety Plans are prepared in the best interests of building owners and occupants and dependent upon the use and occupancy and any unique features. A building owner or agent has a responsibility to implement the provisions of a Fire Safety Plan and should include specific information on the building and its contents.

Fire Safety Maintenance Requirements

This reference document lists the typical fire safety maintenance requirements as found in the National Fire Code, 2019 Alberta Edition, for a complete list of requirements see the National Fire Code, 2019 Alberta Edition. For the condensed Fire Safety Maintenance Requirements document, click here.

Pre-Inspection Checklist

This checklist was created to simplify the Alberta Fire Code requirements for business owners. The information included is  required that need to be met in order to operate a business within Clearwater County, the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Village of Caroline. 

Click here for the checklist, please ensure all applicable requirements are met prior to requesting a fire inspection.

In 2020, BEHR Integrated Solutions completed the Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services (CRFRS) Fire Services Master Plan, which provides an operational roadmap for the future of fire services in the region. 

Click here to download the complete Fire Services Master Plan.

Annual reports are to used to provide an overview of Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services statistics and important highlights for each year. The focus of the report is to provide information about CRFRS operational duties, services, as well as some frequently asked questions. 

In 2019, the Life Safety and Events (LSE) Committee designed a mascot for the “Don’t Hide, Hug a Firefighter” program developed by CRFRS in order to help children be less afraid of firefighters while they are in turnout gear during an emergency, and to teach them to run towards firefighters instead of running away and hiding.

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 gathering restrictions limiting public education events, the LSE Committee took the mascot in a new direction to spread positivity to other Fire Departments. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the overwhelming uncertainty, the LSE Committee set out to create something positive and uplifting for the public, as well as our fire family. The LSE Committee is trying to do something special to try and bring everyone together in this time of uncertainty.

You can follow Ember's adventures and public safety messages on Instagram @firefighter.ember.crfrs.



Fire Stations Ember has visited:

Sylvan Lake Fire Department
Olds Fire Department
Carstairs Fire Department