Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission has closed our office to the public as of March 24, 2020 due to COVID 19.

We will continue to provide non-emergency services by addressing requests phoned in.

At this time, if you need a burn permit, please call (403) 627-5333 during office hours 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

A Fire Guardian will make arrangements to safely issue you one.

For Emergency please call 911.

Beaver Mines Station

Beaver Mines Station planning and development has started, the soil testing has been completed.  More information to follow in the coming days. Updated March 29, 2021

Fire Ban

There is a Fire Ban is in place for the Town and MD of Pincher Creek effective August 16, 2022 Existing permits for fire pits are now suspended and fire pits can not be used. No open fires are allowed under the ban Debris burns will not be allowed under the ban, no...

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Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission is an integrated fire, rescue, ambulance, and medical first response organization serving the communities of Pincher Creek, Beaver Mines, Lundbreck and surrounding area.

Our Department is led by Interim Chief Pat Neumann, and Deputy Chief Sariah Brasnett. In addition, the Department is served by an administrative section, and a group of volunteer firefighters as well as full-time and casual medical responders in Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Beaver Mines.

It is estimated that 70 percent of Canada’s firefighters are volunteers. Smaller towns and the rural areas between them do not have the tax base to support a fully paid fire department. Canada is a sparsely-populated, vast country and thus, the only way many Canadians have access to firefighting services is through their own community members who have volunteered.

However, many volunteer firefighters are formally trained to the same professional standards as professional firefighters, and Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission fully encourages and supports this initiative.


Although emergency services departments like ours are known for bravery while battling blazes and for wailing ambulances rushing to the scene of an emergency, what we really do is just help people.

Whether it’s cutting the roof off a vehicle to extricate the patients inside, administering life-saving CPR, or holding a patient’s hand on the way to the hospital, we want to be there when you need us the most.

As Chief, it is a tremendous honour to lead our team. Whether they are full-time, part-time, casual or volunteer members, our emergency medical professionals and our firefighters are passionate about their work because they care for their communities and neighbours.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services has more than a century of history serving our great communities, and we’re committed to serving for the next hundred years too.

Chief  Pat Neumann

Our Mission Statement


We strive for excellence in serving our community through our commitment to prevention, education, protection and safety.