The Grande Prairie Fire Department provides fire protection to the citizens of Grande Prairie and suppression services to a county area around Grande Prairie of 365 square miles. Department operations are delivered from the Eagar Fire Station located on the South Side (8111 Resources Road) and the Salmond Fire Station located on the North Side (11906 – 102 Street). The Fire Stations have a combined total of 55 full-time, 2 part-time, and 5 casual staff; plus 1 Chaplain.
The Fire Department offers a 911 service and a full emergency communications system including monitoring of fire alarms, dispatching Fire Department resources, answering after hours city complaints, and calls out of city departments. The Fire Department is also involved in disaster planning and preparation for major emergencies [Call 911 for emergencies].
The City of Grande Prairie, including the County of Grande Prairie, is policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] [Telephone: 780.538.5701, or call 911 for emergencies].
The Grande Prairie detachment operates on a 24 hour basis with four 12 hour shifts. Each shift operates with an average of 6 uniformed personnel, with one member assigned specifically to the rural area. The Detachment is supplemented by seven records personnel. There are also 2 public servants and 9 other municipal employees, who act as stenos, front counter, personnel, and court liaison officers. Radio telecoms and dispatch operates out of Edmonton. Policing is provided on a "zone policing post concept." All city complaints are taken by a city designated member. The concept is the same for rural complaints. The response time to any location within the City of Grande Prairie is 3-5 minutes.
Policing units include the Grande Prairie Municipal Detachment, City Traffic Section, Provincial Highway Patrol, General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Section, Police Dog Section [1 member, 1 dog], Crime Prevention Unit, Provincial Provost Unit, and the Summer Bicycle Patrol Unit].
In addition to a regular ambulance service [Telephone: 780.532.9511, the community is also serviced by excellent emergency response capabilities. The Northern LifeFlight program provides for the rapid evacuation of patients in need of specialized care. A team of physicians, paramedics, pilots, and ground crew join together to form one of the finest medivac services available.
The Hospital also extends its personal care through offering Lifeline, a 24-hour emergency response system. Over 200 subscribers benefit from this service knowing they can receive help by a simple touch of a button, linking them to their hospital.