CONGRATULATIONS Chief Lemko
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award© / 2015 Le Prix d’Excellence©
For a sixth year the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association conducted a national search to name one of Canada’s best volunteer firefighters based upon a prescribed criteria. The award is known as the, “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©. The program is administered and managed by the CVFSA and the nomination process was open for a three month period.
A committee of five volunteers from five different regions of Canada reviewed the nominations and selected Fire Chief Jerrold J. Lemko, EMR from Vegreville, Alberta. This marks the first time this award has gone to an Alberta fire officer. It was noted that Chief Lemko has been in a leadership role his whole life in various roles such as coaching, sitting on community associations or his role in a management position as a fire chief or director with the regional fire training group. Chief Lemko will officially be presented his award in Ottawa on September 12 at the annual general meeting of the CVFSA. A more in depth announcement will follow with the accomplishments of this very special individual from Vegreville, Alberta.
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Painting the Town Red!
Check out some of the red seen around Vegreville.
Non-Residential Development Incentive Program
Fire Pit Burns
Currently there is no fire ban for recreational fire pits within the Town limits of
Vegreville. Any property within the limits of the Town of Vegreville requires a
fire pit permit in order to have an open air recreational
fire on any private lands. Fire pits at the municipal campground is still
permitable at this time.
We encourage all residents of Vegreville partaking in open air fire pits to ensure
due diligence in fire safety.
Ensure the fire is at a minimal level.
Ensure a water source is readily available.
Ensure fire iscompletely extinguished when finished (POUR, STIR, POUR AGAIN)
Fire permits are available at the Fire station or the Town Office for $25/permit and is good the
length of ownership of the home/until the fire pit is changed or altered from
original status of application.
5. If conditions change a fire ban may be impose.
Please check the Town of Vegreville website for current information
per sections 5 & 6 of Town of Vegreville Bylaw# 03-2010, any persons (or
owner of lands) found responsible for a fire whether on public or private from
a fire pit may be held liable for all fire charges and/or fines.
If you have any questions regarding fire pits or fire bans, please call the fire department
during normal business hours at 780.632.2254.
For more information of fire bans please visit the link below.
Below is a link to the Town of Vegreville Open Air Fire Bylaw.
Phil Rowe, Captain
Fire Services Coordinator
Vegreville Emergency Services