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:  July 18, 2019

Sturgeon County Fire Restriction – Lifted

Effective 1000 am, June 11, 2019 Sturgeon County, which includes the Town of Legal, has lifted its “Fire Restriction”.  All previous fire permits that were issued that have not expired are re-instated.  County residents wishing to obtain a new fire permit can do so by contacting or attending the Sturgeon County Protective Services Building, Sturgeon County Main Office or from their local Fire Guardian/Councillor. 

As the County’s on-line fire permitting system remains unavailable, residents are asked to be patient when applying for fire/firework permits.  Requests received by phone, fax and email will be processed in the order they are received.  Staff’s goal is to review and approve all permit applications within two (2) business days.

Although the “Fire Restriction” has been lifted Sturgeon County Protective Services urges everyone to use extreme caution, follow permit conditions and when working or driving OHV’s 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.

For any further inquires contact 780-939-8400

Note:  The lifting of this Fire Restriction also applies to the Towns of Bon Accord, Legal and Redwater

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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