Saddle Hills County is a member of the Central Peace Region Emergency Management Agency.
Saddle Hills County Fire Services
Emergency services in Saddle Hills County are provided through and coordinated by the Regional Fire / Disaster Services Manager. This includes fire services, medical co-response, disaster services and liaison with the Alberta Health Services - EMS, RCMP and Health Authority. The department manager assists with the training, budget preparation, equipment requirements and other related matters.
Saddle Hills County also contracts this service to three of our municipal neighbours.
Saddle Hills County has five fire halls and over 100 volunteer fire fighters.
- Bonanza - located beside Bonanza School - responsible for the Gordondale, Bay Tree, Bonanza, Doe Creek, and Cotillion Districts.
- Blueberry - located beside the old Blueberry Creek School - responsible for the Blueberry Mountain, Blueberry Creek, Ksituan and Devale Districts.
- Happy Valley - located beside Happy Valley Community Hall - responsible for Happy Valley, White Mountain, and Moonshine Lake Districts.
- Savanna - located beside the Savanna Rec Plex - responsible for the Silver Valley, Savanna and Fourth Creek Districts.
- Woking - 5002 50 Avenue, Woking - responsible for Woking, Westmark, Hilltop Lake, and Northmark Districts.
- Gundy - covered by a contract with Tomslake Fire Department
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An upgrade of Vehicle Extrication Equipment (Jaws of Life) began in 2011 with a new set of tools purchased for Bonanza Fire Department. The following two years will also see new tools at Woking and Savanna.
The Saddle Hills County level of service policy is to identify the emergency services Saddle Hills County Fire Departments and Saddle Hills Medical Co-Responders are authorized to provide and identify the level or standard to which each service will be performed.
Read the full Level of Service Policy (36 KB)
Medical Co-Response Program
The Saddle Hills Medical Co-Responders are trained and equipped volunteers who provide medical first response in areas of the County with prolonged ambulance response times and work with the firefighters as required.
As a result of the significant distances involved for emergency medical response in the County, Council implemented a Medical Co-Response Program. This involved the training and equipping of volunteers in Saddle Hills to provide medical first response. The implementation of the program has seen a significant reduction in primary response times. The MCRs also work with the volunteer fire fighters as required.
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