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Regional Emergency Services

The Regional Emergency Services (RES) department provides emergency services to respond and mitigate emergencies that threaten life, property, and the environment. The Department provides a coordinated response to emergencies and provides emergency medical pre-hospital care, training, fire prevention and life safety education.

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Regional Emergency Services comprises the following branches:

Fire and Medical Operations

The Fire and Medical Operations branch provides integrated emergency response service. All operations staff are cross trained and qualified in firefighting/rescue and emergency medical response allowing crews to respond to all incidents in the Municipality.

The operations branch works closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to mitigate wildfire risk. In addition, Regional Emergency Services maintains specialty teams in Technical (high angle, confined space and collapsed structures), Water Rescue and Dangerous Goods Response.

Training and Recruitment

The Training and Recruitment branch supports the Fire and EMS Operations Branch through the provision or development of training related to the public services offered.

These services include emergency medical response, fire prevention, fire, rescue and special team response. The Training and Recruitment branch is also responsible for a series of initiatives supporting recruitment and retention for Regional Emergency Services.

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention branch is committed to implementing initiatives which will result in an overall decrease of fires within the Municipality. The branch’s services include proactive fire safety education, pre-planning, inspections and investigations.

Rural and Fleet

The rural fire departments are composed of Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Anzac, Saprae Creek and Conklin. They are staffed in total with approximately ninety paid on-call members. These firefighters are trained fire suppression, extrication and medical first response.

Fleet provides care and maintenance for the RES fleet, which includes light and heavy vehicles. Fleet is also responsible for the life cycling of vehicles, safety inspections and the scheduling of preventative maintenance.

Emergency Management

The Emergency Management branch is committed to the preservation of life, property and the environment through the creation of disaster resilient communities and building strong stakeholder relations. The Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) is activated when required and the Municipal staff are prepared to meet the challenges of an emergency or disaster. We are able to be successful by employing these four core services prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

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Contact

RES main line:780-792-5500 or Ask a Question

Emergency Services Fees

Service 2020 Fee Effective Date
Fire/Rescue Response to Malfunctioning Fire Safety Installations, Other Monitoring Devices and Nuisance Calls (includes personnel costs) - First response  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Fire/Rescue Response to Malfunctioning Fire Safety Installations, Other Monitoring Devices and Nuisance Calls (includes personnel costs) - Second Response  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Fire/Rescue Response to Malfunctioning Fire Safety Installations, Other Monitoring Devices and Nuisance Calls (includes personnel costs) - Third Response  $        550.00 January 1, 2020
Fire/Rescue Response to Malfunctioning Fire Safety Installations, Other Monitoring Devices and Nuisance Calls (includes personnel costs) - Fourth Response  $     1,100.00 January 1, 2020
Fire/Rescue Response to Malfunctioning Fire Safety Installations, Other Monitoring Devices and Nuisance Calls (includes personnel costs) - Fifth and subsequent response  $     1,500.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Ambulance  $        300.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Hazardous Materials Unit   $        708.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Ladder  $     1,250.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Pumper  $        775.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Rescue  $        644.00 January 1, 2020
Response to Fires and Alarms involving criminal convictions (includes personnel costs) - Tanker  $        580.00 January 1, 2020
Response to incident involving propane barbeque installed in contravention of the Alberta Safety Codes Act, Fire Code Regulation or Gas Code
Regulation
 $     1,500.00 January 1, 2020
Expert Witness for litigation (actual staff cost, plus travel and expenses - 2 hour minimum)  Full Cost Recovery  January 1, 2020
Interviews requested by lawyers, insurance companies, adjusters or other agents related to a response by Regional Emergency Services
(actual staff cost, plus travel and expenses - 2 hour minimum)
 Full Cost Recovery  January 1, 2020
Copies of reports or documentation related to a requested inspection or specific emergency including all services associated with providing the requested documentation which could take up to two hours of research to complete: Fire Inspection Report for licensing, certificates, legal requirement under the Act or Regulation  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Copies of reports or documentation related to a requested inspection or specific emergency including all services associated with providing the requested documentation which could take up to two hours of research to complete: Fire Investigation Reports  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Files Search  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Special Requests and Reviews (actual staff cost, plus travel and expenses - 2 hour minimum)  Full Cost Recovery  January 1, 2020
Incidents on Provincial Highways - Ladder and Pumper trucks  $        615.00 January 1, 2020
Incidents on Provincial Highways - Light & Medium rescue vehicles  $        615.00 January 1, 2020
Incidents on Provincial Highways - Command vehicles  $        185.00 January 1, 2020
Certified Fire Extinguisher Training  $           50.00 January 1, 2020
Inspections - Initial inspection  $                  -    
Inspections - Non-compliant re-inspection - First Occurrence  $        150.00 January 1, 2020
Inspections - Non-compliant re-inspection - Second and each subsequent occurrence  $        300.00 January 1, 2020
Occupant Load Certificate - Original  $        110.00 January 1, 2020
Occupant Load Certificate - Not for Profit  $           55.00 January 1, 2020
Occupant Load Certificate - Reprint of certificate  $           55.00 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Ground ambulance - Individuals and Alberta Blue Cross clients – Under 65 (transport) $385.00 + $3.12/km January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Ground ambulance - Individuals and Alberta Blue Cross clients – Under 65 (no transport)  $        250.00 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Basic Life Support – Alberta Blue Cross clients(aged 65+), Assisted Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH), Social Services and Immigration (transport) $146.00 + $3.12/km January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Advanced Life Support – Alberta Blue Cross clients (aged 65+), Assisted Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH), Social Services and Immigration (transport) $191.00 + $3.12/km January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Response – Alberta Blue Cross clients (aged 65+), Assisted Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH), Social Services and Immigration (no transport)  $98.00 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Standby – Alberta Blue Cross clients (aged 65+), Assisted Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH), Social Services and Immigration  $        300.00 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Interfacility transfers for out-of-province residents $385.00 + $3.12/km January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Interfacility transfers from non-AHS owned or operated facilities, including facilities owned or operated by Third Party Operators $385.00 + $3.12/km January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Individual Account Surcharge (non-Alberta resident)  $        200.00 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Service for Treaty and Bigstone Cree Nation - Basic Life Support   $218.71
+ $2.67/km 
January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Service for Treaty and Bigstone Cree Nation - Advanced Life Support   $262.46
+ $2.67/km 
January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Service for Treaty and Bigstone Cree Nation - Response (no transport)  $        129.24 January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Service for Treaty and Bigstone Cree Nation - Standby (3-hour maximum)  $129.24
/hour 
January 1, 2020
Ambulance - Service for Treaty and Bigstone Cree Nation - Surcharge (incident on Reserve or Crown land)  $        150.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Open Air Burn - Single Event  $           44.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Fire Pit - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Light open flames in buildings (fire performance/ events) - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Light open flames in buildings (fire performance/ events) - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Light open flames in buildings (fire performance/ events) - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Fire Alarm System - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Fire Alarm System - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Fire Alarm System - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Sprinkler System - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Sprinkler System - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Shut Down Sprinkler System - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Special Fire Suppression System Shutdown - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Special Fire Suppression System Shutdown - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Special Fire Suppression System Shutdown - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Commercial Cooking Exhaust Systems Cleaning - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Commercial Cooking Exhaust Systems Cleaning - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Commercial Cooking Exhaust Systems Cleaning - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Hot Works (cutting, welding, soldering) - Single Event  $           39.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Hot Works (cutting, welding, soldering) - One Month (30 days)  $           66.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Hot Works (cutting, welding, soldering) - Annual  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Install or Remove Above-Ground Fuel Storage Tank - Single Event  $        220.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Install or Remove Above-Ground Fuel Storage Tank - Additional Tank (per tank)  $        110.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Install or Remove Underground Fuel Storage Tank - Single Event  $        220.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Install or Remove Underground Fuel Storage Tank - Additional Tank (per tank)  $        110.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Fireworks Discharge - Low Hazard  $           44.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Fireworks Discharge - High Hazard  $        132.00 January 1, 2020
Permit - Fireworks Discharge Pyrotechnics (high hazard)  $        132.00 January 1, 2020

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.