53109A - S.H. 779
Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1
|Fire Department Type:||Volunteers|
|Number of Stations:||1|
|Number of Personnel:||200|
|Description of Fire Department: County Fire Services consists of placing County owned fire apparatus in strategic locations throughout the County and entering into service agreements with the local municipalities for manpower requirements. Today, over 28,000 County residents benefit from this time-proven system.
Although there have been many innovations with new equipment and technology, one thing has not changed: all County District Fire Departments are a well trained group of dedicated volunteers. These volunteer firefighters operate County pumpers, tankers and rescue units stationed at the following locations:
Town of Devon Parkland Village
Town of Stony Plain
Village of Wabamun
Hamlet of Tomahawk
Summer Village of Seba Beach
With 20 County fire vehicles and approximately 200 volunteer firefighters working through agreement with Parkland County, resources are considered adequate to handle most potential emergency situations. In the event of an emergency beyond the capabilities of County Fire Services, mutual aid agreements are in place with every municipality bordering Parkland County, currently 30 agreements with 22 municipalities.
If we are only putting fires out, we are only doing half of our job. County Fire Services is equally committed to preventing fires as evidenced through County Fire Prevention activities. Personnel are available for consultation for community group functions and in school facilities for student education purposes.
County Fire Services is proud to be part of the central 24 hour Emergency Communications Centre. Regardless of their location within Parkland County, the public can access County Fire and Disaster related services by calling 9-1-1. Persons reporting emergency situations are advised to be aware of their specific location when calling. Your rural address, legal land description, subdivision name and lot number, or accurate road directions are necessary to ensure a prompt response.
Disaster Services and emergency planning are also within the scope of County Fire Services activities. An up-to-date Peacetime Emergency Operations Plan is maintained, as well as a close liaison with the Provincial Government and local industry. Disaster mutual aid agreements are also in effect with neighboring municipalities.
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