Strathcona County Firefighter Paramedics

The Foundation of a Safe Community

Proudly serving the citizens of Strathcona County, Alberta

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About Local 2461

Strathcona County Fire Fighters Union Local 2461 is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, representing 154 members of Strathcona County Emergency Services. Strathcona County is located in Alberta, Canada. The county is situated around Sherwood Park, a specialized municipality, just east of the provincial capital Edmonton. Emergency Services staff serve 88,000 residents and major industries in both rural and urban areas. The County's area of 1268 square kilometers includes the urban centre of Sherwood Park and a surrounding rural area with rural hamlets, acreage developments, farms and significant industrial applications.

Strathcona County Fire Fighters became affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters on September 16, 1975. The local originally consisted of 16 members.

Our members work out of 3 stations, with the 4th slated to open May 8th, 2013, providing advanced life support ambulances, fire suppression and rescue services.

Our emergency response members are trained as fire fighters, and are also, registered paramedics and EMT's . The alarms ring in the hall and we respond in the appropriate vehicles for the response, often working as a team at vehicle collisions requiring extrication and EMS. The same can be said at structure fires. Our fire fighters can provide suppression and rescue efforts while providing a high level of medical care without waiting for a separate service.

Our dynamic and ever evolving department is proud to provide the highest level of service to the community. Over the past few years we have been building a Special Operations Teams, Technical Rescue and Water Rescue Team. 

News & Information

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Strathcona firefighters climb over 1,200 stairs for international charity event

Jun 27, 2019
Firefighters donned their full firefighting gear and a breathing apparatus, which adds around 45 lbs, and climbed 57 stories — or 1,204 stairs — in a Calgary tower.

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Did you know

Mar 14, 2019
Did you know that in Strathcona County all our Firefighters are also Paramedics. Click read more, then watch the video to learn what that mean.

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Check Your Smoke Detectors

Mar 11, 2019
You probably already changed your clocks. But did you check your smoke detectors?

In Our Community

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Roof Top Campout 2019

Jul 03, 2019
The Roof Top Campout 2019 was a great success raising over $11,000 to support those living with Muscular Dystrophy living in our community!

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Mar 11, 2019
Canadian Fire Fighters have played an integral role for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954, when a group of parents with children who were affected by Muscular Dystrophy approached a Fire Department and requested assistance in raising funds.

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Strathcona County Snow Busters

Mar 11, 2019
Last week @firechiefreid sent us a #customerservice challenge. And here is our team (firefighters and their families) out dealing with our latest snowfall.

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