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Protective Services
Wetaskiwin's Protective Services
Protective Services encompasses the Fire DepartmentCommunity Peace OfficersEmergency Management, and Safety services in tandem with the RCMP and Guardian Ambulance. We respond to both emergent and non-emergent requests for service from the residents of the City as well as from residents of the county.

Wetaskiwin Fire Services
The aim of Wetaskiwin's Fire Service (WFS) is to reduce the impact of events to people, property, and the environment by rapidly responding to fires, rescues, hazardous material leaks/spills and other incidents. WFS is equally committed to delivering community prevention and education programs that focus on keeping Wetaskiwin a safe and healthy community. 

Please call 780.361.4429 or visit the west fire hall regarding all permit inquiries (fire pit, fireworks, etc.).

Community Peace Officers
The City of Wetaskiwin’s Community Peace Officers are both proactive and reactive in responding to public requests for service and enforcement of Municipal Bylaws and select Provincial Statutes. Community Peace Officers are employees of the City who are sworn in by Alberta’s solicitor general and the Province of Alberta, giving them legal peace officer status. They have the authority to enforce any city bylaw and specific provincial statutes and their mandate is to focus on particular issues affecting the community.

Online reporting available
Use our confidential online reporting system to share your concerns. You will be able to track the status on your concern until it has been resolved.

For additional information, please contact the Community Peace Officers at 780.361.4401 or you can email them at 

Emergency Management
The ultimate purpose of emergency management is to save lives, preserve the environment and protect property and the economy--though the protection of life is of paramount importance. In the broadest sense, emergency management raises the understanding of risks and contributes to a safer, prosperous, sustainable, and disaster resilient society. Emergency management is comprised of four interdependent components:
  1. Prevention & Mitigation
    Eliminate or reduce the risks of disasters in order to protect lives, property, the environment, and reduce economic disruption. Prevention/mitigation includes structural mitigative measures (e.g. construction of floodways and dykes) and non-structural mitigative measures (e.g. building codes, land-use planning, and insurance incentives).
  2. Preparedness
    Be ready to respond to a disaster and manage its consequences through measures taken prior to an event, for example emergency response plans, mutual assistance agreements, resource inventories and training, equipment, and exercise programs. This pamphlet provides general information on personal and family emergency preparedness for a variety of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.
  3. Response
    Act during or immediately before or after a disaster to manage its consequences through, for example, emergency public communication, search and rescue, emergency medical assistance and evacuation to minimize suffering and losses associated with disasters.
  4. Recovery
    Repair or restore conditions to an acceptable level through measures taken after a disaster, for example, return of evacuees, trauma counseling, reconstruction, economic impact studies and financial assistance. There is a strong relationship between long-term sustainable recovery and prevention and mitigation of future disasters. Recovery efforts should be conducted with a view towards disaster risk reduction. 

The City of Wetaskiwin is currently updating its Emergency Management Plan, and will make it available to the public once approved for implementation.