The Office of the Commissioner, the Town of Peace River and the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department reminds all that holiday season is fire season. Here are ten fire safety tips to help you and your family enjoy a safe and happy holiday this year.   1. Check your smoke alarm this holiday season Test your smoke alarms once a month by pushing the test button. Install smoke alarms inside each room where people sleep. Replace smoke alarms over 10 years old.   2. Don’t leave candles unattended When you go out, blow out! Keep lit candles safely away from childrenRead More →

“Pride, Professionalism, Skill, and Integrity” -Fire Department Motto New Firefighters Welcomed November 16, 2016 For more than a century we have relied on our fire department to keep Peace River safe and last night 15 new recruits were welcomed. In a special evening ceremony held at the main fire hall in downtown Peace River on Tuesday November 15, members of the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department gathered to celebrate the successes of their new recruits. These new firefighters successfully passed our department’s training program and were welcomed as fully responding members of the Peace River and County of Northern Lights FireRead More →

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Updated: 95 Ave is open Road Closed due to Gas Leak Please note that 95 Avenue at 100 Street (North of the Sawridge Inn) has been closed to a ruptured gas line. ATCO has been notified and we are working to cap the line. There is no risk to the general public although the Peace River Fire Department asks that people make other travel plans as the road will likely be closed for a few hours.Read More →

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Fire Department Assist in Rescuing Person From River October 1, 2016 at 5:25PM Shortly after 9AM on Saturday October 1, the Peace River Fire Department was called to assist the RCMP and EMS in rescuing someone from the Peace River. Peace River Firefighters responded, using their rescue boat to locate a male in distress in the middle of the Peace River. As the boat was approaching the patient, RCMP members entered the water and assisted the male to shore. After ensuring the safety of the male, PRFD continued with a search of the River to ensure no other persons were involved. -30-Read More →