*Continue 24 hour service to ensure that the community geths the sense of security. Save Lives, Save Homes.

*Build the new fire hall for housing emergency response trucks and equipment.

*Adequately trained staff to respond effectively for any emergency.

*Extrication, Disaster Emergency Management (DEM), Medical First Responder (MFR) equal to EMR Certification

*We need a Wild Land Bush Truck as there is a significant amount of boreal forest surrounding the Nation which equals fuel for wildfire.




*Old Gas Bar is converted to office space and 24 hour living quarters and applying that 24-hour service to the community is very successful.

*Total of 13 volunteers and 2 work experience students train every thursday

*Meeting with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) about building a hall for housing the fire truck and tender truck and for repairs on the equipment. Obtaining a wild land truck for wild land mitigation.

*Ensure Building Inspections are performed on all reserve owned buildings to eliminate any fire hazards that may be present.

*Annual Fire Prevention Day at the O'Chiese School for teaching students about fire safety and saving homes.




*Build a helicopter landing pad near the main area of the Nation

*House our gear in a OCFN owned building and keeping it secure.

*Build a new bay large enough to house our trucks closer to the new hall (Old Gas Bar) for faster response time.

*Obtain more equipment



We are giving the Nation 100% of our best response time as a team that provides training opportunities for a long term investment to create jobs for the community members.







Shane Poorman, Fire Chief Operations Supervisor EMO

Terence Strawberry, Fire Captain

Chais Ullmann, Lieutenant

Steven Mackinaw, Lieutenant

13 Casual Volunteer Firefighters



O’CHIESE FIRE DEPARTMENT                                                 

P.O Box 2127

Rocky Mountain House, AB

T4T 1B2

Phone: 1-403-989-2047

Fax: 1-403-989-3759






O'Chiese First Nation Fire Trucks!

O’Chiese Forest Management can help Community members with a Firesmart Homeowners Assessment for your home/yard for risk from wildfire. We also have the Homeowners Assessment booklet to help you if you would like to do it yourself.


Please come into the office to add your name on the list for Assessment (Which would require your help) or pick up the Homeowners Assessment booklet. The Elders homes will be on the list for home/yard Assessment.


Also, a reminder that homeowners will require a fire permit for burning of yard clean-ups, and or cultural events in the community.