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Vehicle Collision Reduces Traffic to One Lane Posted October 30, 2022 at 6:20pm Please be advised that as a result of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision, traffic on the new bridge has been reduced to one lane. Crews are currently finishing cleanup, and PRFD states that the scene will likely be cleared with traffic returning to normal within the hour.Read More →

Fire Prevention Week™ runs from October 9th to 15th this year, and the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Departments remind residents that “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.™” Read More →

Firefighters National Memorial Day Posted September 11, 2022 Today, September 11, 2022, is Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. This day honours firefighters who serve across Canada, and those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job, for their courage and unwavering commitment to serve their communities. It is also a recognition of the dangers firefighters often face when carrying out their duties, and the sacrifice of firefighters who have given their lives for others. To commemorate, members of the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Service held a brief ceremony this morning at the main fire hall in downtown Peace River.Read More →

Due to the forecasted hot and dry weather, a Fire Advisory has been issued for the Town of Peace River. Read More →

Ramp Ceremony and Last Ride for Firefighter Graham Smyth Posted July 23 The Fire Department will be conducting a Ramp Ceremony and Last Ride for long-time Peace River Firefighter Graham Smyth today starting at 2:00 pm at the downtown Fire Hall. A procession will then head north on Main Street to the traffic circle ending at the Peace Valley Inns. There will be some minor, short, traffic disruption in this area. Please drive with caution in this area at that time. Your cooperation is appreciated. Spectators are welcome to pay their respects along the route. RelatedRead More →

Fire at Old Forestry Site on July 6, 2022 Posted July 7, 2022 Peace River and Weberville Fire Departments responded at 4:00 am Wednesday to a fully involved structure at the Old Forestry site on 103rd Street in south-end of Peace River. The garage/workshop structure had partially collapsed before the Fire Department’s arrival. No other structures were threatened or damaged. As of July 6 at 7:00 am, the Fire Department was still on scene working on final extinguishment with the aid of heavy machinery. Smoke may be present in the area. The fire is considered suspicious. Anyone with information of suspicious activity in this areaRead More →

Flags Lowered to Half-Mast for Firefighter Graham Smyth Posted June 27, 2022 Town of Peace River flags lowered to half-mast this weekend on June 25 in recognition of long time Peace River Firefighter Graham Smyth, who passed away on June 24. Graham was with the Department for over 35 years and previously worked for the Town at the Museum and later as the Bylaw Enforcement Officer. We honour his service to our community. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fellow firefighters.Read More →

Northern HEAT Returns After Two-Year Hiatus Posted May 4, 2022 After a two-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, the Northern HEAT Fire Conference is back in Peace River this week. This 4-day training seminar and Trade Show, organized by the Peace Regional Fire Chiefs, runs from Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7 at the Fire Department’s Training site on the West Hill and at the Chateau Nova Hotel. Up to 200 Firefighters from across Alberta will participate in two days of Live Fire Training and two days of hands-on practical training, as well as conference seminars and a fire equipment vendor Trade Show.  Read More →

Fire Departments Flags Lowered in Honour of Quebec Firefighter Posted March 31, 2022 Flags at the Peace River Fire Halls will be lowered to half-mast today in honour of Quebec Firefighter Dominic Jean, who lost his life in the Line of Duty while fighting a fire at a dairy farm in Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines, Quebec on March 29th. Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues and community.Read More →