Vital Services

Watrous Fire Department

The Watrous Volunteer Fire Department has 19 volunteer members. The department is housed in a newly constructed 7-bay multi-purpose building. Emergency response coverage is provided for the Town of Watrous and the Watrous Rural Fire Protection Association including the Resort Village of Manitou Beach and portions of the Rural Municipalities of Wreford No. 280 (Nokomis), Woodcreek No. 281 (Simpson), Usborne No. 310 (Guernsey), and Morris No. 312 (Young).

The Fire Department operates three pumpers and a Rescue Unit. Engine 3 is a 2003 Kenworth/Pierce with a pump capacity of 1250 gal/min and Engine 4 is a 2007 American Lafrance Freightliner with a pump capacity of 1500 gal/min and foam capability. Engine 2 is a 1978 Dodge D800 with a pump capacity of 625gal/min and is used primarily for grass/brush fires. Engine 2 and Engine 4 are used for the Watrous Rural Fire Protection Association area and Engine 3 is used for the Town of Watrous. All units are used as additional support to each other if necessary. The Rescue Unit responds to all calls carrying specialized tools, emergency power and lighting, hand tools and heavy hydraulics used for vehicle extrications.

Our primary responses are for grass/brush fires, motor vehicle collisions, vehicle fires, Carbon Monoxide alarms, fire alarms, as well as structure fires. The department also provides traffic control and a secure landing zone for STARS Air Ambulance service.

In case of an emergency call 911
To report a controlled burn call 1-866-404-4911
Non-emergent contact information: email:
Phone: 306-946-3369

“Smoke Detectors Save Lives”

Law Enforcement

The town of Watrous has a contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to provide police services to the town.

The detachment has five officers including a sergeant, of which two members patrol the rural municipality and two members patrol the urban municipality.

The RCMP can be contacted at 1-306-946-3316 or the 911 service.


The town is serviced by a well-trained volunteer staff which includes two ambulance vehicles. This unit is closely associated with the fire department and therefore has access to such rescue equipment as the "Jaws of Life".

The Ambulance can be contacted through the 911 service.

The new STARS Air Ambulance is also now servicing Watrous.