The Nanton Ambulance service is managed by the Alberta Health. Nanton has trained paramedics on site at the Nanton Firehall, ready to serve this community 24/7.
THE NANTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Nanton Fire Department is a volunteer service consisting of approximately 24 volunteer members. Fire protection and rescue services are provided to the citizens of our municipality. The Department operates under the direction of the Fire Chief. In order to deliver the services needed to accomplish the stated mission, the department is organized these major divisions:
• Administration Division – responsible for training, apparatus, research and planning public affairs
• Support Services Division – responsible for inspections, plans review, engineering, permits and investigations
• Operations Division – responsible for delivery of field services for fire suppression and rescue emergencies
Nanton Fire Department raises funds to purchase apparatus and equipment which minimizes capital expenditures for the department. They also provide fire prevention, public education, first aid and C.P.R. training programs, etc. to the citizens of our service area.
Nanton Fire Department - Mission
To provide the most efficient fire protection and rescue delivery system for the citizens of and visitors to our municipality.
Nanton Fire Bylaw (click here)
The Nanton Fire Department active members directly participate in fire and rescue operations, including incident response and operation of apparatus and equipment.
Men and women between the ages 18 and up who are in good physical condition and have the desire to participate in emergency fire and rescue activities are eligible for this category of membership.
Once minimum training requirements have been met, an individual member can continue to increase their level of participation by obtaining additional training and A.F.T.S. certification.
Men and women interested in membership should contact the Town Office or Fire Department. Each person will make application for membership directly to the Fire Department and Fire Chief.
To download the Nanton Fire Department application, click here
All active members entering the system complete a three month training program taught by the Training Division, regardless of whether an individual may have had prior training or experience.
Members, while completing orientation training may begin riding fire and rescue apparatus. However, they will be assigned a buddy and will assist fully qualified firefighters only when proper supervision is provided. Rookie members may not enter a burning building, participate in activities requiring advanced training or be subjected to hazardous environments.
FIRE FIGHTER 1
All Active members of the department are required to certify at a FIREFIGHTER 1 level as a minimum. This is a 96 hour training program which is certified by the province and based on provincially recognized standards of performance.
The program is conducted at the Provincial Fire and Rescue Training Academy and is regularly scheduled at times convenient to volunteers, i.e., evenings and weekends.