The Waskesiu Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to the Prince Albert National Park which includes the community of Waskesiu. The Fire Department consists of one part time Fire Chief, 4 Captains and 17 Firefighters during our peak summer season. Firefighters are paid for emergency responses and training. 

Dispatching is done by 9-1-1 Fire dispatch which is located in the City of Prince Albert. The department operates out of one fire hall using custom fire truck Engine 171. The department has mutual aid agreements with the Lakeland Fire Department and City of Prince Albert Fire Department.

About Engine 171:

  • 2001 Pierce Contender
  • 1250 gallon per minute pump
  • 1000 gallon water tank
  • 800 Feet of 5-inch supply hose
  • Seating for 6 firefighters

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Waskesiu Fire Department, please contact the Fire Chief:
Les Karpluk 
PO Box 100 
Waskesiu Lake, SK S0J 2Y0 
Phone: 306-960-6475 

Automated External Defibrillator locations in Waskesiu:
Hawood Inn
PANP Visitors Centre
PANP Compound
Waskesiu Golf Course
EMT Response Vehicle
(during summer months) 

Emergency Services

Local public safety and law enforcement contacts: 

For all medical emergencies or serious incidents: call 911.

RCMP: 306-663-4400
For law enforcement matters such as:

  • Alcohol-related offences
  • Highway traffic offences
  • Theft and vandalism

Fire Department: Fire Chief 306-960-6475 

Home fire safety checklist

Resource Conservation Office:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 306-663-4522
After hours 1-877-852-3100
For natural resource and public safety matters such as:

  • Wildlife concerns
  • Fishing
  • Wildfires
  • Road/trail/facility hazards
  • Campground disturbances
  • Search and rescue
  • Minor first aid