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The Grande Prairie Fire Department has been providing Water Rescue Service since 1977.

Our response area includes many large lakes and rivers enjoyed by recreation enthusiasts. GPFD provides service anywhere within 90 minutes of our Water Rescue Station.

Responding to an emergency can take up to 60 minutes while rescues can take up to 30 minutes.  


The Grande Prairie Fire Department has responded to many, in need of assistance. We currently have approximately 60 staff certified as Swift Water and Ice Rescue Technicians. As a minimum swimming level requirement, each member of the GPFD is certified in Bronze Medallion.


  • Boat 14” Zodiac with a 40hp outboard jet
  • Oceanid inflatable rescue rafts
  • We use two types of dry suits: Mustang and NRS
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Last updated: 11/6/2012 10:42:43 AM