Fire Service


The status of any Fire Bans and/or Restrictions for the Town of Legal will be posted and updated by the Town of Legal by 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Updated:  May 24, 2019

Effective 3:00pm, May 21, 2019.   Sturgeon County, which includes the Town of Legal, has put in place a “Fire Restriction”.  No new burn permits or fireworks permits will be issued.  All current fire and or fireworks permits issued are suspended until further notice.  All outdoor fires presently burning, whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, are required to be extinguished.

Use of approved backyard fire pits used for Warming or Cooking, Propane BBQ’s, Portable Propane Fireplaces and Propane Heaters are still permitted under this restriction.

This restriction does not apply to the use of ATV’s or OHV’s.

Sturgeon County urges everyone to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas, be mindful of hot exhaust and keep vehicles clean and free of debris as smoldering debris can fall off and start fires.

Always know your location and Dial 911 for any emergency!

For further updates visit the Town of Legal website at,
the Sturgeon County website at
and the Alberta Fire Bans website at
All other inquires contact 780-939-8400.

Fire Bylaw #02-2009

Fire Service Overview

Legal’s Fire Department was formed in 1930 and has a long and rich history of serving and protecting the residents of Legal and Sturgeon County. The men and women of the department are dedicated to your public safety. They volunteer their time to emergencies and increasing knowledge of fire safety within the community. Legal’s Fire Department prides itself on being a team oriented organization that works diligently towards fire protection, protection of life and property, and the mitigation of all emergency incidents.

In 2017, the Town of Legal and Sturgeon County signed a new Fire Services Agreement which created a new status for the Fire Department. The department is formally referred to as the ‘District of Legal Fire Department’ and is governed by Sturgeon County. This change does not impact local service delivery – the department and its members remain active in Legal. The regionalization of services does however allow us to pool resources with neighboring communities to improve fire protection, training, service delivery, and manage costs.

Our Mandate

Sturgeon County Protective Services, District of Legal Fire Department is committed to providing Sturgeon County and Town of Legal residents, visitors and community partners with an effective emergency and enforcement service through professional response and education. 

"Committed to Community"

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