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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

In Wainwright there are excellent protective services and information systems supporting the Town in the event of emergencies. All emergency services can be reached through 9-1-1. Dispatch service is provided.

Ambulance Services: Alberta Health Services

Emergency Phone: 9-1-1

Station Location: 712 - 1 Avenue
Business Phone: 780-842-6916
Fax: 780-842-6503

Wainwright Fire and Rescue Department

Emergency Phone: 9-1-1

Fire Hall Address: 806 – 3 Avenue

Fire Chief Office
Aime Smyl, Director of Protective Services - Fire Chief
1018 – 2 Avenue
Phone: 780-842-3381
Fax: 780-842-2898

The Wainwright Fire and Rescue Department is a well-trained volunteer department comprised of 35 members who are responsible for the provision of fire protection services, fire prevention programs and rescue services.

These dedicated members of the Department respond to incidents twenty-four hours per day from their homes or work. Although classed as volunteers, these men and women are extensively trained through accredited instruction.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Department contact the Fire Chief. For your convenience, you can download the application form below:

Please view this video for more information on Volunteer Firefighters

Useful Information

Wainwright RCMP

Emergency Phone: 9-1-1

RCMP Location: 826 – 3 Avenue

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Complaint Line: 780-842-4461
General Inquiries/Administration Line: 780-842-4463
Fax: 780-842-5516

The Town of Wainwright contracts the RCMP to provide police services within our community. The Town provides the RCMP with the detachment building and clerical staff.

The RCMP’s mission is to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service through community based policing.

RCMP Recruiting
Phone: 780-412-5488

RCMP Crime Map

Criminal Record – Requirements

  • Reside within the M.D. of Wainwright jurisdiction
  • Current photo ID
  • Alberta Health Care card or Birth Certificate
  • Volunteer must provide letter from organization stating this is a volunteer position

Motor Vehicle Collision – Reporting requirements

  • Full report with damage over $2000, damage sticker for under $2000
  • Driver must attend detachment
  • Required documents – drivers license, registration and insurance
  • Date, time, location and specific occurrence details must be provided

Phone Busters
Phone: 888-495-8501

  • Scam types
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud

Victim Services
Phone: 780-842-4490

  • Crisis intervention
  • Information
  • Referral to other community agencies for further assistance

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that can be used to diagnose life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias that may cause sudden cardiac arrest and assists in the treatment of the life-threatening arrhythmia with an electrical impulse. Studies have shown repeatedly that the use of an AED increases survival during sudden cardiac arrest. It is our duty as members of the community to keep each other safe, and an AED is a valuable resource. Public locations, such as community centres, libraries, arenas, parks and government buildings, are prime locations for an AED. It is recommended to keep them visible and well maintained to ensure anyone is able to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

Below is a list of where AED devices can be found in the Town of Wainwright. We encourage local business and facilities to contact the Town of Wainwright to add the locations of their AED locations to the below for the improved response of cardiac emergencies.

Town Office main lobby
1018 - 2 Avenue

CPlex main lobby
700 - 2 Avenue

PMM main lobby and PMM centre hallway
650 – 2 Avenue

Grace United Church
1038 - 4 Avenue

Frequently Asked Questions

Are AEDs mandatory in Canada?

AEDs are not mandatory in all of Canada, but there are many reasons to have an AED on site. Some provinces have passed legislation for the implementation of AEDs in public and/or specific private spaces, with other provinces and territories considering following suit.

Why should I have an AED?

These devices are a valuable tool for treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and increase survival rates from SCA by nearly 40% when used in conjunction with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). These devices are designed to be used easily by members of the public while EMS is on the way.

Do I need CPR training to operate an AED?

AEDs are designed to be used by the average person with little training; however, having basic first aid and CPR training is always a valuable skill to have. All public access AEDs are designed to be easy to use and provide either audio instructions, visual cues, or a combination of both to assist the rescuer.

How do I store an AED? Where do I put it?

The most important thing in an emergency is to be able to locate your AED quickly. The best thing to do is to put it somewhere visible, easily accessible, and in a high-traffic area. There are a variety of cabinets and wall-mounted brackets for your device, mobile options, and signage available to make sure members of the community can find and deploy the AED quickly in an emergency. There are even heated cabinet options for use outdoors.

Are there legal implications for using an AED?

Canadian provinces have “Good Samaritan” legislation that protects laypeople who make a good faith rescue attempt from lawsuits. 

What do I do if my patient is a child?

For patients smaller than 30kgs or younger than 8 years of age, use pediatric pads to lower the charge. If none are available, national and manufacturer guidelines advise to use the adult pads.

Where can I get an AED? Which one should I get?

The more common AEDs in Wainwright public facilities are LIFEPAK or HeartSine AEDs. There are various types of AEDs, and it may be worth it to speak to an AED Specialist to find the perfect device for your situation.

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