Winnipeg Paramedics to Assist in Fort McMurray Emergency

The City of Winnipeg will be offering advanced and primary care paramedics to assist at various Alberta reception centres.

“Many Winnipeggers have responded individually and collectively with support after watching the devastating fire spread across northern Alberta,” said Mayor Bowman. “As a city, we also want to do our part to help, and are happy to assist in any way we can.”

“We are working with our paramedics to determine who is available to be deployed,” said Chief John Lane, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. “We are seeking paramedics from our firefighting, ambulance, and supervisory branches for potential deployment, possibly up to one month in duration. However we will ensure that there are no impacts to local service.”

Donations to the Albert Fires Emergency Appeal can be made at