In 2005 the City of Wetaskiwin, County of Wetaskiwin, and Wetaskiwin Rural Fire Protection Zone 2 Society entered into a 20 year Fire Protection agreement which demonstrated the long term commitment to the provision of fire protection services to the residents of the City and surrounding rural County area.
E-911 service is provided to residents through a contract with City of Red Deer Dispatch Services and Telus Communications. The E-911 center takes the calls and relays them directly to the fire department via two-way radio system.
The 37-member department is currently composed of a full time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, a half-time Fire Inspector and Public Education Officer and Administrative support staff. All other members are paid-on-call including:
Firefighters responded to over 400 calls in the 2017. The types of calls the department attends include:
Motor vehicle collisions
Hazardous material spills
Grass and brush
Miscellaneous public support calls
When firefighters are paged, they rally to their assigned fire station, gear up, and jump on the trucks.
The Wetaskiwin Rural Fire Protection Zone 2 operates with the following equipment: