Emergency Medical Services
Regional Emergency Services is proud to offer an integrated service to the residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, consisting of fire fighting and emergency medical services (EMS). The Fort McMurray Fire Department operates with over 130 qualified Firefighters, with medical qualification of either Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedics. The highly trained staff are dedicated to offering timely and accurate first response to meet all fire and medical needs within the municipality.
The Fort McMurray Fire Department is contracted by Alberta Health Services to offer both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advances Life Support (ALS) ambulances to the region.This ensures that residents are receiving the highest level of health care possible in transport to the hospital and other medical services.The department also works in partnership with Pheonix Heli-Flight to provide rotary wing services to individuals requiring medical care on highway 63 / 881.
Rural communities, such as Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Saprae Creek, Anzac and Conklin offer first response to all medical and fire related calls by their dedicated team of volunteer Firefighters. Fort McMurray Fire Department will then provide ambulance services to support the volunteer rural departments if transport is required.
For more information, please contact the RES main line at 780-792-5500 or e-mail RES to Ask a Question