Committed to serve and protect our community.

The Emergency Services department is comprised of a team of dedicated and professional staff who commit themselves daily to safeguarding those who live, work and play within our borders. Through education, inspection, enforcement, community relations and emergency response, the Emergency Services department is tasked with maintaining the health, safety and quality of life of the region.

This department is comprised of three primary sections: Bylaw Enforcement, Protective Services and Animal Control. Together, these departments serve the community by providing health and safety, animal control, enforcement of provincial statutes and municipal bylaws, emergency management, education, prevention and cooperative support with local RCMP and other government agencies.


Fire Services


Get on the Grid

Expect the best. Plan for the worst.

The boreal region of Lesser Slave River is certainly beautiful. However, the proximity of many communities to forested areas can pose a threat to lives, homes and livelihoods when certain conditions conspire. Here are a few simple steps you can take to safeguard your family both before and during an emergency situation.

01 Make sure your family’s current contact information is on file with the MD’s Emergency Notification System, which will automatically call in the case of an emergency. The interactive enrolment form is in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.

02 Bookmark the municipal website at mdlsr.ca – or MD social media sites – to access emergency updates as they happen. Facebook.com/mdlsr124 is a popular municipal social media channel.

03 Monitor local radio stations such as Lake FM (92.7) for breaking news or instructions related to an emergency event.

04 Download the Alberta Wildfire app from iTunes or Google Play (depending upon your device) for real-time alerts on wildfires throughout the province.

What happens if evacuation becomes necessary?

01 Know the location of the evacuation centre closest to your community. There are several throughout the community, and they are listed in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.

02 Create your own 72-hour emergency kit to ensure you have certain necessities at a moment’s notice. A checklist can be found in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.

Emergency Kit Checklist

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River Region includes the Town of Slave Lake, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, and the Sawridge First Nation, who are dedicated to building a collaborative and cohesive future together. The Slave Lake Region encompasses all areas within the three entities – together they cover more than 10,000 square kilometers. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca

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