Watrous Fire Department
The Watrous Volunteer Fire Department has 15-20 volunteer members. The department is housed in a newly constructed 7-bay multi-purpose building. Emergency response coverage is provided for the Town of Watrous and the Watrous Rural Fire Protection Association including the Resort Village of Manitou Beach and portions of the Rural Municipalities of Wreford No. 280 (Nokomis), Woodcreek No. 281 (Simpson), Usborne No. 310 (Guernsey), and Morris No. 312 (Young).
The Fire Departments emergency response vehicles include three pumpers and a side-by-side Ultimate Terrain Vehicle (UTV). Two of the pumpers are structural pumpers with a combined pump capacity of 2750 gal/minute and the other pumper is specifically for grass fires. The UTV is a multi-purpose vehicle equipped with a firefighting skid package used for grass/brush fires.
A recent upgrade to a 17’ walk-in Rescue unit has substantially increased our emergency response capabilities. The Rescue unit is our support vehicle which responds to all calls. It is equipped with a Command center, 20kw generator, 6000 watt telescoping light tower and seating for 6. Heavy hydraulic tools, cribbing, air bags, hand tools, power tools, air tanks and a wide variety of miscellaneous equipment are carried on board, increased storage provides for future tool addition.
Our primary responses are for grass/brush fires, motor vehicle collisions, vehicle fires, Carbon Monoxide alarms, fire alarms, as well as structure fires. The department also provides traffic control and a secure landing zone for STARS Air Ambulance service.
We are always looking for members!
In case of an emergency call 911. To report a controlled burn call 1-866-404-4911
For non-emergency contact information please email: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facebook page for Watrous Fire Department is:
The town of Watrous has a contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to provide police services to the town.
The detachment has five officers including a sergeant, of which two members patrol the rural municipality and two members patrol the urban municipality.
The RCMP can be contacted at 1-306-946-3316 or the 911 service.
The town is serviced by a well-trained volunteer staff which includes two ambulance vehicles. This unit is closely associated with the fire department and therefore has access to such rescue equipment as the “Jaws of Life”.
The Ambulance can be contacted through the 911 service.
STARS Ambulance also services Watrous and Area.
The Facebook page for Watrous EMS is: https://www.facebook.com/watrousems
The Facebook page for STARS Ambulance is: https://www.facebook.com/STARSairambulance