Protective services encompasses Bylaw Services, Disaster Services and Fire Services.
The Bylaw Services Department role is to ensure a safe, healthy and vibrant community through the development, education and compliance of bylaws. Bylaw Control ensures that neighbours live in harmony and act as responsible citizens. A key function of this department is to review and develop bylaws and then educate citizens with the intent of voluntary compliance prior to bylaw enforcement. The Peace Officer works with community stakeholders, partners and businesses to identify issues and develop workable solutions. They also investigate and resolve complaints from citizens. Further, the Peace Officer is in charge of Animal Control services and develops related bylaws.
The Animal Control function is a contracted position, working to ensure citizens are responsible pet owners, lost cats and dogs are reunited with their owners, and that shelter is provided for cats and dogs that have been impounded. The Animal Control Officer may also provide adoption services for cats and dogs. (Call 403-638-1888.) The Town Peace Officer oversees Animal Control services and develops related bylaws.
Sundre’s Fire Services are delivered by a volunteer Fire department. There are currently 32 members consisting of firefighters, officers, administrative assistant and the fire chief. The Fire Chief reports directly to the Town Chief Administrative Officer. The department services the Town of Sundre along with a large rural area consisting of part of Mountain View County, Clearwater County and Big Horn County.
The Fire Department spends a significant amount of time ensuring that volunteers are trained and respond when their services are required. They are required to respond to fires, vehicle accidents & extrication, water and ice rescue, low angle rescue, disasters, and other incidents. The department also ensures that some members are qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), as they must act as first responders.
The Fire Department apparatus includes two pumper trucks, a tanker, a rescue truck, a rapid response truck, a river raft, and a rescue quad and trailer.
The Sundre Fire Department is a dedicated service organization, raising funds for the community through ball tournaments, a quad poker rally and other event services. The department also hosts several community events such as Pumpkin Carving and the Kids Santa Day event.