Fonds RG 15 Emergency Services department fonds - City of Red Deer Emergency Services department fonds

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City of Red Deer Emergency Services department fonds

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  • Multiple media

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City of Red Deer Fire Department

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RED RG 15 Emergency Services department fonds

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  • 1907-2008 (Creation)
    Creator
    City of Red Deer Emergency Services department
    Place
    Red Deer, Alberta

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Physical description

3.913 m of textual records (some electronic)
591 photographs
19 maps
9 sound recordings : cassette tape and Dictaphone tape
2 video recordings : VHS
1 technical drawing

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Name of creator

(1904 -)

Administrative history

The Emergency Services department was started as a Fire Brigade on September 22, 1904 by the Town of Red Deer. The Brigade was essentially a volunteer organization, with members paid based on the number of alarms they answered and practices they attended. They reported directly to Town Council and the Mayor until 1907 when they started reporting to the Mayor and Commissioner's office.

The Fire Department slowly shifted from volunteers to paid staff starting after the First World War and finally completing the transition in July 1969.

In 1962, the Fire Department began offering community ambulance services and paramedic services. To help manage the ambulance service, the City created an Ambulance Services Advisory Board in May 1985.

In January 1986, the title of Fire Chief was changed to Manger of the Fire and Ambulance Department. In 1994, the name of the Department was changed from the Fire Department to the Emergency Services department.

In 1996, the Emergency Services department moved under the Development Services division. In 2012, responsibililty for ambulance services transferred from the City to Alberta Health Services. The City became a contractor providing personnel and vehicles to Alberta Health Services.

In July 2017, the Department moved under the newly created Protective Services division.

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 13 accessions between 1979 and 2016 both within and outside of the City's records scheduling, retention and disposition schedule. Records were created as per daily business and operation function of the City of Red Deer's Emergency Services department, formerly known as the Fire Department.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Emergency Services department at the City of Red Deer between 1907 and 2007.

The types of records include minutes, correspondence, reports and statistics on emergency services, business plans, performance measures, photographs, video, and sound recordings related to the Fire department. Specific records include annual reports, Red Deer County related records, petroleum tank management, histories of the Red Deer Fire Department, records of the Red Deer Fire Brigade, Western Canada Fire Underwriters Association maps, log books, Ambulance Advisory Committee and other minutes, Fire Prevention annual reports, building surveys, meteorological registers for Red Deer (1934-1958), and the Ambulance Position Paper (Cenaiko Report), Ambulance Operators Association, and service call statistics.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Physical condition

Generally good.
Migration of Dictaphone, audio, floppy disks, and remaining photographs is required.

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Arrangement

Original order maintained

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Restrictions on access

Some records restricted under FOIP (personal contact information and public building floorplans)

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Some material restricted under copyright.

Finding aids

File list available

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Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

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Red Deer and District Archives

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RAD

Level of detail

Partial

Language of description

  • English

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