Emergency Services

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Emergencies in the Mayerthorpe area should be reported through 911 services.

Ambulance Services
Ambulance service staffed by fully-qualified emergency medical technicians and paramedics which provide 24 hour advanced life support services to the Town of Mayerthorpe and surrounding area.  There are three ambulance units serving Mayerthorpe and area.

Fire Protection
Mayerthorpe is served by a 21-member plus 2 cadets paid on-call fire department. The department has two fire engines, one water tanker, one rescue unit, the Jaws of Life, and various emergency equipment. Mayerthorpe Fire Department holds their practice/meeting at the Fire Training Facility – 4814-42 Ave. at 7:00 p.m.  Contact Fire Chief, Randy Schroeder for more information (780)608-3392.  New members are always welcome.

Mayerthorpe Emergency Services Society

The Mayerthorpe Emergency Services Society (M.E.S.S) operates to raise funds and enhancement for Emergency Services and community initiatives in the Mayerthorpe area. Funds raised are then utilized to provide necessary equipment and fixtures to local Emergency Services that would otherwise be unavailable.

All funds raised by M.E.S.S are divided 75% towards the direct benefit of Emergency Services and 25% to community initiatives.

Mayerthorpe Emergency Services Grant Application

Law Enforcement and Police Services
Mayerthorpe is served by a 10-member local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Municipal Enforcement Services
The Town of Mayerthorpe has a part-time peace officer who enforces local bylaws and some provincial laws. To contact the Bylaw Officer, please call the Town Office at (780) 786-2416. If you wish to file a complaint please contact the Peace Officer at 1-844-786-4650.


Deputy Director of Emergency Management



The Deputy Director of Emergency Management reports directly to the Director of Emergency Management/Chief Administrative Officer, provide coverage during their absence, directs disaster response/crisis management activities, participates in training and annual agency meetings.  For more information on essential duties and responsibilities, please refer to:

Town of Mayerthorpe Emergency Management Plan (Page 48).

Qualifications may include prior emergency management experience, public safety, or disaster training.  Experience leading a team of individuals.  Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels and backgrounds is essential.  Demonstrated ability to document and make decisions under pressure.  Previous experience and training in the Incident Command System would be desirable.

The Town will reimburse the successful candidate for training and associated expenses.  The successful candidate will be compensated on a per diem basis upon successful completion of training, for attending an annual agency meeting, and for serving in the capacity of Deputy Director of Emergency Management during the Director of Emergency Management’s absence.

Applications can be mailed to Box 420, Mayerthorpe, AB or e-mailed to admin@wordpress.mayerthorpe.ca attention Director of Emergency Management.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed.