County Welcomes New Fire Guardian

Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services is pleased to welcome Jurgen Preugschas as the new Fire Guardian for Divisions 4, 6 and 7.

"It is my pleasure to welcome Jurgen as our newest Fire Guardian, serving the Mayerthorpe and Sangudo area," shared Randy Schroeder, Fire Chief for Lac Ste.Anne County Fire Services. "Jurgen is a lifelong resident of Lac Ste. Anne County and retiring Ag Producer, and is excited to fulfill his new role with us!"

Landowners in Divisions 4, 6 or 7 seeking a Fire Permit for their various burning activities can reach Jurgen at 780.9671049. Alternately, visit countyfire.ca for a list of all County Fire Guardians. If you are unable to reach or make contact with a Fire Guardian in your division, please contact the County administration office at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) and your request will be directed to the Fire Services Department.

Your Fire Guardian is Your Friend

Smoke from burning piles can often affect visibility for those driving in the area, and can cause physical discomfort for some. Pre-planning your burning can help mitigate these problems and we have just the solution for you!

By contacting your local County Fire Guardian, you will have access to great knowledge about where to build your burn piles, how big and how far apart to build them, and when the best conditions for burning are. Additionally, you’ll get the proper paperwork to avoid a possible fine for an un-permitted burn.

Give your friendly neighbourhood Fire Guardian a call, get some good advice, set up a time to have your County Fire Guardian come out to meet with you for the required paperwork process and you will be set!

Please be aware that County Fire Guardians have the authority to restrict any permitted burning, or NOT issue a Fire Permit at all, if weather conditions (eg. Fog, low ceiling, inversion, etc.) exist or are expected in the next few days.

Remember that you can always call the County Office and speak with Fire Services to have any questions answered or to request information regarding Fire, Fireworks, and Fire Safety. Contact us at 780.785.3411 or Toll Free at 1.866.880.5722, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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