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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

If you need emergency assistance from RCMP, Fire Department or Ambulance service please dial 911 immediately.

For non-emergency complaints please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 Monday- Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.  The Airdrie RCMP detachment is located at 2 Highland Park Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta. 

Information on fire bans can be found on the Alberta Fire Bans web site.

 

Automated Messaging Service

The Town of Crossfield is currently implementing an automated messaging service to help join all citizens quickly and efficiently in case of emergency and/or public notifications (ex .: boil water notice, smoke detector battery change, temporary interruption of the water supply, etc.). In addition to being efficient, reliable and always available regardless of the situation, this system will allow us to notify you by landline and/or cellular and/or SMS and / or email to your choice.

Please copy and paste in your web browser where you can add and you can change to your preferred communication channel and your details using the web form below :

http://bixocontact.com/apps/Anonym/InterfaceAquisitionPublique/default.aspx?TooteloGuid=36cb2c4c-156c-40e4-832e-50fb68c740cf&BureauId=3328&Lang=EN

 If you have any questions please contact Fire Chief Ben Niven at 403 946 5565.

 

 

 Community Peace Officer

Community Peace Officer Trevor Stephens is in the office 40 hours a week - alternating shifts.

 

The Community Peace Officer is appointed through Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and is tasked to enforce municipal bylaws and provincial legislation, as well as provide public education on law enforcement and community safety matters. 

Provincial legislation that the Community Peace Officer can enforce for the Town of Crossfield includes:

  • Animal Protection Act
  • Dangerous Dog Act
  • Dangerous Goods Transportation & Handling Act
  • Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Part 9, Division 2
  • Fuel Tax Act
  • Gaming and liquor Act
  • Highways Development and Protection Act
  • Line Fence Act
  • Petty Trespass Act
  • Provincial Offences Procedure Act
  • Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act
  • Stray Animals Act
  • Traffic Safety Act
  • Trespass to Premises Act

Provincial legislation does not allow the Community Peace Officer to deal with criminal matters.

 

The Community Peace Officer  is also available to assist residents with bylaw issues that may arise in our community.  Some of the more common bylaws include:

For any bylaw issues please contact Officer Trevor Stephens at 403-312-7115.    If you have an emergency situation, Please call 911.

 

 Enhanced Policing

Beginning September 2017 the Town entered into an agreement with the RCMP K Division to provide a Full-time Enhanced Policing position for the community for a 3 year term.

The role of the RCMP member will be to provide an enhanced level of policing, focused on the prevention of crime, pursuant to the duties and responsibilities under the Provincial Police Service Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Province of Alberta.

 

The primary function of the RCMP member will be to provide selective enforcement duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • General duty policing services in accordance with the Provincial Police Service Agreement.
  • Emergency Planning I Disaster Services relating to special events and policing those special events on the area
  • Bring awareness to the community with respect to:
    • Domestic Violence
    • Vandalism
    • Bullying
    • Crime Reduction/Prevention Strategies
    • Impaired Driving & Drug Use

 

Additionally, the RCMP member may participate and offer other public safety programs which may include:

  • Traffic Enforcement, under the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta
  • Enforcement of the Gaming and Liquor Act of Alberta
  • Act as the primary liaison for the Citizen On Patrol Program
  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of a school resource officer.

 

The role of the RCMP member will be to provide an enhanced level of policing and will not be providing assistance or service in regulatory control or licenses of bylaws (ex. Bylaws relating to animals and building inspections.)

 

Constable Cory Schultz is in the town each week - alternating shifts.  Should you have a matter to discuss with him please call 403-945-7200 ext. 7145 or in the event of an emergency please dial 911.RCMP

 Fire Services

Crossfield Fire Hall is located at 1601 Railway Street.  Our Volunteer Firefighters are involved in continual training to provide the utmost care and professionalism. The Crossfield fire department provides aid within the Town of Crossfield as well as mutual aid coverage to surrounding areas.

 

Crossfield Fire Department is involved in many fundraising and community events such as, Christmas Food Hampers, and the Annual Fun Run 5k and 10k marathon.  Monies collected from these generous donations are distributed throughout to those in need within our community and surrounding area.  

 

Each year the Fire Department spreads extra cheer to the community with a special visit to each home in town on Christmas Eve.  Just make sure to leave a light on.

 

 red fire truck

 

Interested in joining the team?

Minimum Requirements to join the Fire department are as follows;

 

 Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver's licence and must be able to obtain a class 3 licence with an air brake endorsement

  • Must submit a current driver's abstract with application

  • Must obtain a security clearance (available from RCMP)

  • Must be able to perform physical duties as part of a fire fighting and rescue team

  • Must be aware there is a 6 month probation period.

 

Weekly meetings are held on Monday nights at the Fire hall from 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

 

For more information regarding the Crossfield Fire Department you may contact Fire Chief Ben Niven or Deputy Fire Chief Chad Paulson

 

 

 Emergency Management

 

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly.  The Town of Crossfield's Emergency Management Plan will provide a prompt, coordinated response to emergencies or disasters affecting Crossfield residents and visitors.

 

Town of Crossfield Evacuation Plan

 

Being prepared before an emergency can help you and your family get through in the hours or days that follow.

 

Suggestions for a Home Emergency Kit include;

  • Three days supply of emergency food and water

  • Flashlight and batteries

  • Radio and batteries or crank radio

  • First-aid kit

  • Candles and matches/lighter

  • Extra car keys and cash

  • Important papers (family identification)

  • Clothing and footwear

  • Toilet paper and personal supplies

  • Medications

  • Bag to carry supplies in the event you must be evacuated

  • Whistle

  • Playing cards, games

 

For more information on emergency alerts, and preparedness, please see the following links.