A fire ban and OHV restriction is in effect for the Town of Peace River, due to extreme fire danger. Under this fire ban: No Fires are Permitted Prohibited: All outdoor wood fires are banned, including wood campfires on public and private lands, and campgrounds Backyard firepits BBQs and Smokers that use solid fuels (wood chips or pellets, charcoal briquettes, etc.) Open flame oil devices (e.g., turkey deep fryers, tiki torches) The use of fireworks and exploding targets The recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on public lands, including designated OHV trails Allowed: Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking and heating appliances Indoor woodRead More →

As the weather warms, ice and snow melt can result in rising water levels in the Peace River. While the Town of Peace River works diligently to prepare for all potential situations — including emergency preparedness of all kinds, beyond simply the scope of rising river levels — we strongly encourage residents to have a 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit on hand. These kits ensure that if you lose power and/or water for an extended period of time, or if there are home evacuations — again, none are anticipated at the time of this post being made — you have what you need for three days.Read More →

Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department members recognized at Annual Awards Night December 15, 2022 The Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Departments held their Annual Awards Night on December 10th in Peace River. Fire Chief Tim Harris presented nine awards to the members and Patrick Connellan, President of the Peace River Firefighters Association, presented the President’s Award. “The awards represent and recognize the achievements that the members have attained over the year” said Chief Harris, “whilst some awards, such as the Attendance Award and Fit-to-Fight Award are based on performance numbers, other awards, such as the Firefighter of theRead More →

Fire Chief Harris Awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal December 7, 2022 Recently, Fire Chief Harris was presented his First Bar for 30 years of exemplary service. Now, this past weekend on December 3rd, Fire Chief Harris was presented the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal at a presentation ceremony in Red Deer, Alberta. Harris is among 7,000 Albertans receiving this award in 2022 in recognition of significant contributions to the province. The Town of Peace River congratulates Fire Chief Harris for receiving this award and for being recognized for his contributions to our local community, and in extension, our province. More information regardingRead More →

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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 →