Fire Departments

The M.D of Opportunity #17 communities are served by four volunteer departments, which are located in Wabasca, Sandy Lake, Calling Lake and Red Earth Creek. The municipality provides operational and capital funding to all of the fire departments. 


Lee Bissell also serves the MD of Opportunity as the Regional Fire Chief and Derrick Rathbone is the Regional Deputy Fire Chief (780-891-0046)

If you are interested in joining your local fire department, please contact your local fire chief:

            Fire Department                          Fire Chief                                Phone Number                                        Email

                     Wabasca                                    Lee Bissell                                780-891-8488                  

                   Sandy Lake                                 Tyler Wiebe                              780-273-0490               

                   Calling Lake             Deputy Fire Chief Rick McLennan         780-327-9201       

               Red Earth Creek                             Joshua Peer                             780-649-6442                    

Call 911 if you have an emergency situation requiring fire department response