Wainwright Fire & Rescue Department
Fire Hall Address: 806 – 3 Avenue
Mailing Address: 1018 – 2 Avenue, Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1R1
Fire Chief Office
Located in Town Hall at 1018 – 2 Avenue
Emergency Phone: 911
Phone: (780) 842-3381 (Fire Chief)
Fax: (780) 842-2898
The Wainwright Fire & Rescue Department is a well-trained volunteer department comprised of 29 members who are responsible for the provision of fire protection services, fire prevention programs and rescue services.
These dedicated members of the Department respond to incidents twenty-four hours per day from their homes or work. Although classed as volunteers, these men and women are extensively trained through accredited instruction.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Department contact the Fire Chief. For your convenience, you can download a Wainwright Fire Rescue Department Application Form and Qualifications for Membership as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document. Please view this video for more information on volunteer firefighters.
Automated Traffic Enforcement
The Town of Wainwright uses automated technologies, commonly referred to as “photo radar”, to assist in the enforcement of speeding, red light infractions and stop signs at various locations located across the city. This system is reviewed on a regular basis to determine if it is meeting its goal of collision reduction and a reduction in severity of collisions.
Automated traffic enforcement is merely one facet of traffic safety used by the Town of Wainwright. Collision and severity of injuries are monitored, along with trends, and targeted stationary and roaming enforcement is done by Community Peace Officers in marked vehicles. Covert speed monitoring is also completed to help identify high risk areas.
Automated traffic enforcement are located at various approved locations within the town. Locations where automated traffic enforcement is conducted is reviewed and approved on multiple levels, including the Justice & Solicitor General's office. Areas where enforcement is focused on includes:
- high collision locations
- high pedestrian volume locations
- school and playground zones or parks areas
- construction zones
Interactive Traffic Reporting Map
This interactive map of Wainwright allows residents to access detailed real-time information about the Town's automated traffic enforcement. The map shows the location of fixed and mobile enforcement technologies, as well as aggregate traffic counts, violation counts, and speed statistics. It also provides the rationale behind the enforcement locations.
Review and Notification
Evidence capturing the violation is reviewed and verified by a trained Community Peace Officer before a violation ticket is prepared and mailed to the registered owner of the license plate.
Fines are set by the Province of Alberta and listed in the specified penalties listed in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
- December Photo Radar Locations
- Town of Wainwright Traffic Safety Plan 2017- 2019
- Wainwright RCMP Traffic Safety Plan 2022-2024
- 2022 Annual Report
By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what will you do?
The best way to help ensure your family’s safety in these situations is to have an emergency plan. Having a plan, and discussing it with loved ones, will save time and make real situations less stressful.
To get started, please visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for videos and kits.
Below are other sources of information on Emergency Preparedness:
Hazard preparedness – includes multiple pages dedicated to hazards in Alberta with preparedness tips and 60 second video clips that are sharable on social media including:
- What to do before, during and after an emergency
- Tornadoes and extreme winds
- Power and water outages
- Thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain and hail
- Blizzards, freezing rain, ice storms and extreme cold
Build an emergency kit – includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness
Pet Preparedness – includes tools and materials to help keep pets safe and comfortable, before, during and after an emergency
Farm animals and livestock – includes tools and materials to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if you need to shelter in place or evacuate
Raise awareness in your community – includes tools and materials for communities to raise awareness, including info on emergency preparedness week, #PrepareYourSelfie campaign, and 60 second videos that are sharable on social media
Make an emergency plan – includes an emergency preparedness guide, tips on how to communicate during an emergency and information relating to pets, children and a guide for people with disabilities
Emergency preparedness – includes hazard info and general emergency preparedness information including shelter-in-place and evacuation fact sheets