About Lamont County
Lamont County’s administration building is located in the Town of Lamont which is located approximately 30 kilometres from the City of Fort Saskatchewan along Highway 15 and 50 kilometres east of Edmonton. While the population of the County is approximately 3,700, the Fire and Emergency Management serves a population of just over 9,000 throughout the County and area. The primary economic sectors influencing the County include energy, oil and gas infrastructure, industrial and commercial, agricultural (crops, livestock and products), and tourism. Lamont County is home to current and proposed major industrial facilities. Major companies include Cenovus, Graymont, Inter Pipeline, Western Asphalt and MEG Energy. Agricultural value-added industries include farm equipment sales/service, fuels and fertilizers, livestock products/services, grain handling and hauling facilities. Major employers include Pioneer Grain, Viterra, and NBI Feedyards. Independent businesses operating in Lamont County include a broad range of retail products, consumer services, restaurants and construction products/services. Also, throughout the County there exists a variety of education institutions, indoor and outdoor recreation, sports and leisure experiences and event facilities, medical services and seniors care facilities.
Lamont County Emergency Services
Lamont County and its regional municipal partners have a long history of collaboration with respect to fire and emergency services management. In 2016, the provision of fire services for Lamont County, the Towns of Lamont, Mundare and Bruderheim, and the Villages of Andrew and Chipman, became the responsibility of Lamont County. Furthermore, in 2021 through a Ministerial Order in Council, the Lamont County Regional Emergency Management Partnership was established for Lamont County, the Town of Lamont, the Village of Andrew, the Village of Chipman, and the Town of Mundare.
Operational Structure of Lamont County Emergency Services
5 Fire Stations
- Full time Fire Chief, full time Deputy Fire Chief, admin support, 3 paid- on-call District Chiefs, and approximately 90 paid-on-call officers and
- Capital Assets – 6 Pumpers, 3 Command Vehicles, 5 Rescues, 3 Tankers, and 3 Brush Trucks.
- Accredited Regional Fire Training Center (outdoor practice facility shown in image)
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Lamont County, and based out of the Lamont County administration building located in the Town of Lamont, AB, the Regional Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management leads, manages and directs the protective services department in all aspects of fire department operations, fire investigations, inspections, and public education. This position plays a critical role in overseeing emergency services and emergency management program delivery to support Lamont County’s Strategic Plan
and commitment to excellence in municipal government and customer service.
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