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Wembley Fire Department


The Wembley Fire Department is a dedicated Professional Volunteer Fire Department that operates as a division of the Town of Wembley.

The Fire Wembley Fire Department under service contract provides Fire, Rescue, and Medical First Response to the County Of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service for the County area surrounding the Town. The new fire service contract in 2022 now includes Administrative services provided by the County Regional Fire Services Management Team inclusive of two Administrative Staff, one Fire Chief, two Deputy Chiefs (Operations) and (Training and Logistics) and Two District Chiefs (stationed out of Wembley and Sexsmith) and the Fire Marshall who looks after investigations, inspections, code compliance, fire prevention and education. 

Our Department holds a high standard with support from our Mayor and Council with the goal of providing our citizens and neighbours the highest quality of Emergency Response Services possible. The Wembley Fire Department houses a roster of approximately 25 Volunteer Firefighters, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Platoon Captains, and a designated Training Officer. The Town staffs one Full-Time Firefighter to manage daily operations Monday to Friday and During the Fire Season we staff additional Firefighters under contract to assist in annual testing, maintenance, training, and day-time incident responses.   

   

The Wembley Fire Department in partnership with the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service trains all new members to the NFPA 1001 Level 2 though the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioners Public Safety Division, We are fortunate to have multiple certified NFPA 1041 Instructors in-house and a training facility to keep up on our skills. In addition to recruit training our members meet every Thursday night for 3 hours to train on specific topics and to ensure we display competence in our skills annually.  

Have you ever wondered why when you call 911 for a ambulance the Fire Department shows up? The Wembley Fire Department noticed that due to the communities unique location between the City of Grande Prairie and Town Of Beaverlodge response for a ambulance can be delayed. The Fire Department is set up with Alberta Health Services as a Full Medical Co-Response Agency meaning we will respond to any medical emergency in our district no matter the severity. 

If its not fires, or medical emergencies you have likely seen us out on Highway 43 the twined provincial highway that runs in the middle of our jurisdiction. We are fortunate to have several members with advanced training in vehicle extrication and stabilization. this accompanied with 1 heavy rescue truck, and 1 engine both with full sets of hydraulic rescue tools "The Jaws of Life" We are prepared to best serve not only those who live here but those who visit, work, or are travelling though the area.   


Many of you have most likely heard the large roof mounted siren at the Fire Hall sound from time to time.......sorry about waking you up in the middle of the night. This siren is set off when the responding officer believes the Incident at hand can pose an imminent danger in the community. such events are a confirmed structure fire, gas leak, or environmental emergency. We limit testing of this siren to about 4 times a year, when we plan to test it we will update on our Facebook page the date and time.  
 
We are always happy to offer station tours, and educational materials to families, businesses, and schools at your request. feel free to stop by the hall anytime! if we are not here contact numbers are posted on the main entrance of the hall.
 
Please check out https://www.facebook.com/wembleyfiredepartment to see what we are up to.

For information regarding the Fire Department please contact the District Fire Chief Matt Smith masmith@countygp.ab.ca


Todays fire rating is High High

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The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is HIGH. 

WILDFIRE SITUATION | August 15, 2022 AT  4:30 PM

Warm temperatures and gusty winds will increase the fire danger in the coming days. Areas that have not received rain are at the highest risk. Aerial patrols, lookout personnel and our fire crews are watching for holdover lightning fires. To report wildfire call 310-FIRE #FIRE.

Five lightning caused wildfires were detected this past weekend. Grande Prairie Forest Area currently has listed two active wildfires. GWF 32 is under control (UC) at 76 hectares crews continue to extinguish hotspots. GWF 40 is being held (BH) at 0.5 hectares. Currently, 13 firefighters using a water truck and helicopter are working this wildfire.

Since March 1, 2022 there have been 42 wildfires burning nearly 95 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. To view wildfires on a map, download the AB Wildfire App or visit Wildfire Status | AAF - Agriculture and Forestry (alberta.ca).