Calmar District Fire Station now open

Construction is now complete and operations have began at the new $3.5-million fire station, which will serve Leduc County Fire Services' Calmar Fire District for the next 40-plus years.

The Calmar District Fire Station is a valuable infrastructure investment for our county, which will allow Leduc County Fire Services to serve the Calmar Fire District today, tomorrow and in the future. We are pleased that the station was completed on time and on budget, and are excited for the enhancements to the community that this building will bring.

Mayor Tanni Doblanko

The new station features five double-depth bays -- roughly double the size of the former station -- and is home to firefighters and apparatus responding in the Calmar Fire District and beyond.

The new Calmar station is in the most centralized district in Leduc County, making it the ideal location to house specialized equipment. This will benefit all residents and businesses throughout the county.

Fire Chief Keven Lefebvre, Leduc County Fire Services

The mobile command unit, which acts as a command centre for response, and the investigation support unit, which provides supplies and relief to firefighters as they respond to emergencies, will be relocated to the Calmar District Fire Station from the Nisku District Fire Station. In addition, Leduc County maintains an agreement with Alberta Health Services to ensure an ambulance remains in the community on a part-time basis, responding from the new fire station.

Leduc County began managing and operating fire and disaster services in the Calmar Fire District -- which includes all property east of Range Road 275 and west of Range Road 262, including the Town of Calmar -- on Jan. 1, 2017. 

Leduc County also manages and operates the fire service in the Nisku, New Sarepta and Thorsby fire districts and has mutual-aid partnerships in place with the other districts in the county.