Emergency Services

A strong sense of safety and security make this an ideal place to live, the community is well prepared for any emergency. The Town has a strong contingent of RCMP officers who are valued members of the community. The Town and County of Barrhead are members of the 911 Emergency Services System. Fire protection has dedicated personnel who can quickly respond to any call for help. The Town and County of Barrhead have a joint Emergency Response Centre located in the Industrial Park at 4635-61 Avenue.

Emergency Contact Phone Numbers

Select this link for Emergency Contact Phone Numbers

Barrhead RCMP

Police Services

Barrhead and District is served by a detachment of 10 members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Additional police services are readily available from the neighboring communities of Morinville, Mayerthorpe and Westlock detachments. The officer in charge is Sgt. Bob Dodds. The Administration Office is located at 4729-61 Avenue and the phone number is 780-674-4848.

Barrhead & District Victim Services

This group addresses the needs and offers assistance to victims of crime or misfortune. For more information, contact Victim Services by calling the RCMP Station or visit their website at www.barrheadvictimservices.ca

Ambulance Services

As of April 1, 2011, Ambulance Services are provided by Associated Ambulance. The newly constructed Ambulance Facility is located at 6125/6127-47 Street. For general information call 780-786-2223 and for all emergencies call 911.
ambulance station

Barrhead Fire Services - Est. 1940

Celebrating 70 Years of Services to the Community
Barrhead Fire Department
Emergency Response Centre (ERC) Building

The Barrhead Fire Department is made up of 26 "Paid on Call" members living in both the Town and County. Fire Chief, John Whittaker and Administrative Secretary, Gina Hofstra make up the administrative staff. The Fire Department administrative contact information is Box 4172, Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A2 and can be found at 4635-61 Avenue or via phone at 780-674-2087 and for all Emergencies dial 911.

Barrhead Fire Services' area is roughly 2476 km square including both the Town of Barrhead, County of Barrhead No. 11 and all the hamlets, subdivisions, development, recreational areas and parks. At the Fire Hall in Barrhead there are 2 command units, two fire engines, two water tenders, a heavy rescue, a bush truck and a remote access off road unit.

Barrhead Fire Services addresses many issues in the region including but not limited to, emergency response, public education, prevention, inspection, investigation and loss prevention. Barrhead Fire Services encourages the public to be safe, when at work, home or at play and reminds everyone to take a moment before starting any potentially dangerous activity and think "what is the worst that could happen?"

Our Training
Barrhead Fire Services goal is to have all members training to a NFPA 1001 level, we work with many educational organizations, surrounding departments along with I.F.S.A.C. and Pro-Board through the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner to attain this goal. We meet weekly on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. and train until 9:30 p.m. We supplement this training with weekend NFPA courses and in-house training as required through client host training. Business meetings are the first Tuesday of each month and the department addresses the administrative end of the department with the membership.

Joining Barrhead Fire Services
If becoming a member of the Barrhead Fire Services is interesting to you and being a part of a professional well trained public service through a challenging and rewarding endeavor, you should get involved. Fire response is just part of our team and Barrhead Fire is looking to expand our service capability through public education, fire prevention, loss prevention, inspections and our junior fire fighter program. Barrhead Fire Services is a "paid on call" department, but there is a large portion of the work that is done with the department through volunteering. Minimum requirements for membership are 18 years of age, resident of the Town or County of Barrhead, clean Criminal Record check, clean Driving Abstract, valid Class 5 Drivers License, can work in and around a stressful environment while remaining focused while carrying out physically strenuous tasks, and must fit in with the team environment while maintaining confidentiality surrounding department response activities.

Hose Coupling Competition
Has been POSTPONED until further notice. The Provincial Hose Coupling Competition will descend on Barrhead Alberta. Teams of four will compete in a three event competition with a meal, drinks and fire pit at the fire hall to follow. Any other questions contact the fire hall at 780-674-2087. Please see attachments below.

How To Apply
The Town of Barrhead's Fire Services Application is available for viewing and printing in an Adobe.PDF format Application for Membership Form. Please find the form download at the bottom of this page. Applications can also be picked up at the Town office, County office or at the Fire Hall in Barrhead.

Annual Statistics

Statistics for: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Members 25 27 32 33 35 23 32 31
Town Responses 102 60 89 62 64 63 77 64
County Responses 113 90 63 67 73 77 74 82
Town Response Man Hours 706.5 258.5 738 359 431.5 811.5 804.5 666
County Response Man Hours 1,829.5 1,314.5 1,105.5 1,101 1,249.5 1,196 1,306 1,249.5
Local Training Man Hours 2,042 1,494 1,704 1,521 1,949 1,703.5 1,898.5 1,763.5
Other Training Man Hours 1,242 713 628 1,568 1,371 624 424 1,169
Volunteer Hours Served 1,256 602 483 528 1,156.5 520 501.5 560
Investigation Report Files 19 13 8 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mutual Aid Responses 11 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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