Welcome to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Thank you for visiting the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) website. You will find an abundance of safety and emergency information, departmental history and details of our operations.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is comprised of two branches; the Winnipeg Fire Department (WFD) and Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services (WEMS).
The WFPS is responsible by law to provide fire suppression, rescue and medical response services to victims of fire, medical, and other emergencies in order to prevent or minimize loss of life or property. WFPS, in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, is also responsible for pre-hospital emergency paramedical care and transport of the sick and injured in Winnipeg.
The WFD handles fire suppression and rescue service, hazardous materials incidents, mitigates serious situations and is responsible for the evacuation of people when in charge at an incident. We provide specialized rescue services such as water / ice and trench rescues, professional extrication services for vehicle and industrial accidents and high angle rescues.
WEMS provides advanced life support services of the highest caliber. Fire and ambulance units are staffed with highly trained, licensed paramedics who respond to all medical emergency situations and provide pre-hospital patient care, patient transport to hospital, patient transfer between facilities, and standby at critical police and fire rescue events.
The WFPS also delivers fire prevention programs, training and education related to fire and life safety, prevention, detection or extinguishment of fires. We are responsible for enforcing the Manitoba Fire Code within City limits, which includes making inspections, regulating and enforcing standards, issuing licenses and issuing penalties.
The WFPS also oversees the Emergency Preparedness Program, which aims to provide and support effective planning, disaster management and education services to the citizens of Winnipeg. The program provides a prompt and coordinated response by the City of Winnipeg to major peacetime disasters by minimizing the impact of an emergency or disaster on the City of Winnipeg, protecting and preserving the health and property of the citizens of Winnipeg, and maintaining and restoring essential services during an emergency or disaster.