Wetaskiwin Fire Services
Do YOU have what it takes to be a firefighter?
Find out by applying to join Wetaskiwin Fire Services as a paid-on-call volunteer firefighter.
If you want to join the Fire Services family, please fill out an application form (PDF) and bring it--and your resume--to the West Fire Hall (5940 - 40 Ave) or City Hall (4705 - 50 Ave) any time between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Applications are also available to be picked up at the West Fire Hall and City Hall. We look forward to seeing you!
Wetaskiwin Fire Services - who we are
Wetaskiwin Fire Services protects the community by providing emergency response services to citizens within the City limits and approximately 3,000 people in Wetaskiwin County’s Zone Two fire protection area.
E-911 service is provided to residents through a contract with City of Red Deer Dispatch Services and Telus Communications. The E-911 center takes the calls and relays them directly to the fire department via two-way radio system.
The 36-member department is currently composed of a full time Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, and a half-time Administrative support staff. All other members are paid-on-call including:
- Four captains
- Four lieutenants
- 23 firefighters
Firefighters responded to over 450 calls in 2018. The types of calls the department attends include:
- Structure fires
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Vehicle fires
- Hazardous material spills
- Grass and brush
- Rope Rescue
- Medical/RCMP assists
- Dumpster fires
- Alarms ringing
- Miscellaneous public support calls
- Ice Rescue
- Down powerlines
When firefighters are paged, they rally to their assigned fire station, gear up, and jump on the trucks. The fire department tries to maintain a response time of less than 10 minutes within City limits.
Training sessions are conducted every Thursday night to keep up skill levels, and formal training is conducted within the department through online courses and practical skill training (with certification through the Office of the Fire Commissioner). Accredited courses are also held in the City or in surrounding municipalities.
Fire prevention activities include school tours of the fire station, presentations at the schools. Company inspections are conducted upon request. Annual inspections are completed for high risk buildings. Safety codes inspections are also conducted upon complaint or request, to ensure compliance with the Alberta Fire Code.
For information on fire safety, please contact us at 780.361.4429
Did you know?
Fire Lanes are in place to provide access to firefighting apparatus and personnel, EMS, and Law Enforcement in the event of an emergency situation. Fire Lanes provide unobstructed access to the Fire department connections which are located on the exterior of the building. These connections are for the sole purpose of providing the Fire department the ability to connect supply hoses to the building to support the sprinkler and stand pipe systems.
Are Fire Lanes marked? Yes. On the exterior of the building or near the curb side. Signage is made visible to indicate a Fire Lane and that parking is not allowed.
Is there a fine for parking in a Fire Lane? Yes. Under Municipal bylaw, the fine for parking in a Fire Lane is $300.
Who can issue these violations? A member of the RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs, Community Peace Officers, Municipal Bylaw Officers, and the Fire Department who carry bylaw authorities.
Fire Service Advisories
Wetaskiwin Fire Services encourages all residents to take care and precaution in their daily lives to prevent unnecessary risks and accidents. For tips, advice, and other information relating to safety and prevention please refer to the links below. If you require further information, please contact our department at 780.361.4429.