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Wetaskiwin Fire Services

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2017 Recruitment for Paid-on-Call Firefighters. The 2017 recruitment drive is now closed, but we accept applications on an on-going basis.

If you want to join the Fire Services family, please fill out an application form and bring it--and your resume--to the West Fire Hall (5940 - 40 Ave) any time between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri.

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Applications are also available to be picked up at the West Fire 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 37-member department is currently composed of a full time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, a half-time Fire Inspector and Public Education Officer and Administrative support staff. All other members are paid-on-call including:
  • Four captains
  • Four lieutenants
  • 23 firefighters

Calls
Firefighters responded to over 429 calls in the year 2016. 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
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
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

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.

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Contact Us
Wetaskiwin Fire Services
Main Office
West Hall #1

Box 6210
5940 - 40 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2E9

Office Hours (Hall #1)
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

East Hall #2
4710 - 45 Street
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2E9

Leigh Sawicki
Leigh Sawicki
Director of Protective Services / Fire Chief
780.361.4429 | Email

Emergency: 9-1-1

For burning complaints:
Call 780-361-4429 during office hours
Call 9-1-1 after hours