Chief's Message

Welcome to Our Department!

On behalf of the men and women of the Hinton Fire / Rescue Department, thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our organization.

Hinton Fire / Rescue was founded in 1957 under the direction of Chief J. Dexter Champion with 8 brave volunteer firefighters, 1 engine, and 1 utility truck. Since those early days, we have continuously grown and evolved to a department of:

  • 1 full time Chief, 1 full time Deputy Chief and 1 full time Assistant Deputy Chief
  • 34 professional volunteer firefighters
  • 1 78 foot aerial
  • 1 bush unit
  • 1 heavy rescue
  • 1 6X6 trailer
  • 1 Wildland trailer 
  • 1 Spill Response Unit
  • 2 engines
  • 1 water tender
Hinton Fire Rescue Logo

Community Involvement

The department takes great pride in its ability to serve the needs of our community. Each day, our citizens call upon us to respond to a variety of emergencies including fire suppression, dangerous goods responses, Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) response / extrications, and a wide variety of rescue applications. We also assist the region's EMS service. Our dedicated firefighters actively participate in and support many community initiatives including FireSmart Programs and Preventing Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) programs, all of which contribute to keeping our community healthy and vibrant.

Fire Prevention & Public Safety

No fire department is complete without the efforts of a fire prevention and public education division. Ours plays a major role in keeping our guests and residents safe by providing fire safety inspections, investigations, public education, and station tours. We invite you to come and visit us at the station. If you need us in an emergency, call 911. We still make house calls.

Additional Information

I am extremely proud of our firefighters and their accomplishments. We are a vibrant department that values our past, grasps present opportunities, and embraces the challenges of the future. We are committed to providing the citizens of Hinton with the best service possible. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hinton Volunteer Fire Department please submit a cover letter and resume to 

Please visit our site often for news releases, public safety information, recruitment, and upcoming events. Please contact the Hinton Fire Department by email or by phone at 780-865-6089 with any concerns or suggestions.

Stay safe, Keep them safe,

Fire Chief