Emergency & Protective Services
Animal Control Services from Red Deer are under contract with the Town of Bentley to provide animal control services, pursuant to the Animal Control By-law. All dog and cat owners within the Town must, annually, purchase a tag which identifies and registers the dog or cat with the Town. All complaints must submit to the Town Office a completed and signed Animal Control Witness Statement.
Services provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Dial 9-1-1
Emergency Management Services
Director of Emergency Management: Julian Veuger
Deputy Director of Emergency Management: Marc Fortais
Every community must develop an emergency management plan to prepare and respond to any major crisis. The Town of Bentley has a Municipal Emergency Management Plan. It is recognized that an emergency or disaster of a jurisdictional nature could affect more than one municipality in our area, which is why the Town is one of eleven members of the Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership. Other members are: Village of Alix, Village of Clive, Town of Eckville, Town of Blackfalds, City of Lacombe, Lacombe County, SV of Gull Lake, SV of Birchcliff, SV of Sunbreaker Cove and SV of Half Moon Bay.
Alberta Emergency Management has preparedness materials which are updated regularly and some feature translations. The content is divided into seven pages as follows:
- Hazard preparedness - includes multiple pages dedicated to hazards in Alberta with preparedness tips and 60 second video clips that are sharable on social media including:
- What to do before, during and after an emergency
- Tornadoes and extreme winds
- Power and water outages
- Thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain and hail
- Blizzards, freezing rain, ice storms and extreme cold
- Build an emergency kit – is our most popular page and includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness
- Pet Preparedness – includes tools and materials to help keep pets safe and comfortable, before, during and after an emergency
- Farm animals and livestock – includes tools and materials to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if you need to shelter in place or evacuate
- Raise awareness in your community – includes tools and materials for communities to raise awareness, including info on emergency preparedness week, #PrepareYourSelfie campaign, and 60 second videos that are sharable on social media
- Make an emergency plan – includes an emergency preparedness guide, tips on how to communicate during an emergency and information relating to pets, children and a guide for people with disabilities
- Emergency preparedness – includes hazard info and general emergency preparedness information including shelter-in-place and evacuation fact sheets
The Bentley District Fire Department consists of volunteers who provide emergency and fire suppression services and promote fire safety. Our volunteer firefighters are well trained and highly motivated to assist others in emergency situations. The Town of Bentley, in partnership with Lacombe County, fund the operation of the Fire Department.
- Emergencies - 9-1-1
- Fire Hall - Phone 403-748-4348
- Fire Hall - Fax 403-748-4358
- Fire Chief - Ian McLaren
Back row, left to right: Firefighter Carson Schneider, FF Paul Keen, Captain Dana Hueppelsheuser, FF Christopher McLaren, Captain Curtis Dojahn, FF Stephen Dojahn, Captain Jeff Vert, FF Thomas Jasonson, FF Kenton Woyke, Captain Peter Issler.
Front row, left to right: FF Dawn Dojahn, Captain Janis Bickford, FF Ty Schneider, Probationary FF Anna Cameron, Fire Chief Ian McLaren, FF Stephen Lush, Deputy Chief Allen Bickford, FF Breanne Bickford, FF Jeremy Babcock, FF Kathryn Issler.
Missing: Firefighter Erin Vert
What Does That Flashing Green Light Mean?
Most Alberta drivers are familiar with the flashing red emergency lights and sirens on ambulances, police cars and fire trucks, and law states that they are required to pull to the right and stop when they see or hear them coming. But not everyone knows about the volunteer Firefighter's flashing green light.
In large cities, emergency vehicles are driven by full-time personnel who use red lights and sirens to get to the emergency scene quickly.
For smaller communities and in rural areas fire protection is provided by volunteers, who most often respond to emergencies in their own private vehicle. These vehicles do not have red lights or sirens to make them stand out from any other car or truck.
When a call comes in, a firefighter may be at his or her regular job, out with the family or sleeping in the middle of the night. They drop everything and immediately respond to the fire hall to drive the fire trucks to the scene.
The flashing green light, usually mounted near the rear-view mirror, is used as an identifier to the drivers of other vehicles so they may, as a courtesy, give up their right-of-way and allow the firefighter to get to the hall unhampered.
If you see a vehicle with a flashing green light you now know it's one of us on our way to help someone in our community. Please let us by as soon as it is safe to do so...Remember, the life or property we are trying to save may be that of a friend, a neighbour or even your own!
Policing & By-law Enforcement
The Town of Bentley and the rural area are served by the Sylvan Lake Detachment of the R.C.M.P. For emergencies dial 9-1-1. For general inquiries call 1-403-858-7200.
The Town contracts with Lacombe County for Peace Officer services. Lacombe Peace Officers will enforce the Highway Safety Act, the Motor Transport Act, the Motor Vehicle Administration Act, the Off-highway Vehicle Act the Animal Protection Act, the Gaming and Liquor Act and the Provincial Offences Procedure Act and certain Town By-laws. For emergencies dial 9-1-1. For general inquiries or concerns, call the Town Office at 403-748-4044.
Other complaints/concerns - pdf form