The Wembley Fire Department is a dedicated Professional Volunteer Fire Department that operates as a division of the Town of Wembley, The Fire Department is also a Contract Fire Department for the County Of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service
Our Department holds a high standard with support from our Mayor and Council with the goal of providing our citizens the highest quality of Emergency Response Services possible. The Wembley Fire Department houses a roster of approximately 20 Volunteer Firefighters, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Platoon Captains, a designated Training Officer, 1 Deputy Chief, and a Full Time Fire Chief. During the Fire Season we staff one additional Firefighter to assist in annual testing, maintenance, training, and day-time incident responses.
The Wembley Fire Department 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 where EMS are stationed at times the 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.
For information regarding the Fire Department please contact the Fire Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org