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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 Wembley Fire Department, under service contract provides Fire, Rescue, and Medical First Response to the County Of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service and is the Primary Emergency Response Agency for the Town Of Wembley. The Fire Service contract renewed in 2022 with the County of Grande Prairie 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, Training and Logistics), 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 20 Volunteer Firefighters, 2 Lieutenants, and 4 Senior Firefighters. The Town staffs one Full-Time Station Captain, and one Firefighter to manage daily operations Monday to Friday. During the Spring/Summer 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 along with a certified First Aid and Basic Life Support instructor. 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 to see what we are up to.

For information regarding the Fire Department please contact the District Fire Chief Matt Smith

Todays fire rating is Low Low

Grande Prairie Area Update February 15, 2023

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2023


Wildfire season starts March 1, 2023

Wildfire season starts March 1 in Alberta. During fire season a fire permit is required for all burning, with the exception of a campfire in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  All winter burning must be extinguished before fire season begins.

Do your part to prevent spring wildfires by revisiting your winter burn sites to make sure they are extinguished. Use your hand and check for heat over the pile. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning beneath the surface. Drench hot spots with water and stir up the ashes. Revisit and keep monitoring the area especially on windy days.

To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473).



online permit 2023


Prevent Spring Wildfires

Use the following guidelines when preparing to burn brush piles or windrows
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.

Subscribe: Grande Prairie Forest Area wildfire update.

Phone: 1-866-394-3473