Fire Service

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"

Fire Prevention Week 2018

As Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, approaches, the District of Legal Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Home fires today can burn faster than ever. Occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit

District of Legal Fire Department Open House

The District of Legal Fire Department invite the public to their Open House scheduled for Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00pm at the Legal Fire Hall (4920 50 Avenue).

Come and meet the department members, tour the Fire Hall and check out the equipment.

Emergency Siren Test

As part of the Town of Legal’s Emergency Management Plan the Legal Fire Department
will be conducting a test of the Emergency Siren on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00pm.

The siren is a tool that will be used to provide immediate notification to our residents and the public at large that there is an imminent threat to life, property and the environment.

In the event of a real emergency the siren would be activated in three repetitive cycles where the siren will sound for 60 second then off 30 seconds. Residents are asked to ‘Shelter In Place’ and listen to the local radio/TV stations, browse the Town of Legal website and Facebook page for further instructions.

Some examples of potential threats to our community include:

  • Tornado/severe weather
  • Drinking Water emergency
  • Hazardous material / transportation accident
  • Pipeline spill or product release


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