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In the Region of Newell, we take emergency situations very seriously. Emergency Services are a regionally shared service. Greater detail can be found regarding each service located below. 

If you are in need of emergency services please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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The Brooks Health Care Centre is equipped with STARS Air Ambulance services. Through the use of a medically equipped helicopter, STARS Air Ambulance assists those in critical need to have access to higher levels of medical care sooner than ground transportation can allow. STARS is a charitable non-profit organization and patients are not asked for repayment of the services they receive.

Link to Alberta Health Services

There are four ambulances in operation within the Region of Newell, based out of the Brooks Health Centre. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is provided via the Brooks and Bassano hospitals, and ambulances are operated by paramedics and EMTS.

Emergency Number: 911

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Policing services is provided by the RCMP. There are two detachments in the Region - one in the Town of Bassano, and one in the City of Brooks. Community Peace Officers (CPO) ensure that the Newell Region bylaws are enforced, including patrols monitoring for overweight loads and possible infractions under the Provincial Acts or Regulations. A shared service agreement with other municipalities in the area (Bassano, Duchess, Tilley, Rosemary and the EID) allows the Newell Region CPO’s to also enforce each community’s bylaws. 

Brooks RCMP Detachment 
310 - 4th Street West 
Emergency Number: 911 
24 Hour Dispatch: (403) 362-5535 
Administration Line: (403) 362-5548 

Bassano RCMP Detachment 

801 - 11th Street 
Emergency Number: 911 
24 Hour Dispatch: (403) 641-3677 
Administration Line: (403) 641-3684 


The Newell Region has 10 Fire Departments situated within its boundaries located in The Town of Bassano, Hamlet of Bow City, City of Brooks, Village of Duchess, Hamlet of Gem, Hamlet of Patricia, Hamlet of Rolling Hills, Village of Rosemary, Hamlet of Scandia and Village of Tilley. 

With the exception of the City of Brooks, who are additionally staffed with two full time members, the fire departments are relies on dedicated volunteers. The Departments are funded through Tax Requisition. The Newell Region also employs a full time Fire & Emergency Services Coordinator to oversee the County fire services.

Each of the Fire Departments is assigned a County Division for their response area to Emergency Incidents such as but not limited to Fires, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Hazardous Materials, Rescues, etc.

Fire Departments are dispatched from Red Deer Emergency Services 9-1-1 Call Centre.
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