Emergency Personal Safety and Assistance


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrols Pinawa. The local RCMP office is open Wednesdays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located in the Municipal Building on Burrows Road. For non-emergency situations, call 204-753-2217.


Fire Protection

Fire Protection services are provided by the Pinawa Volunteer Fire Department, which responds out of one station and the total area of the Local Government District of Pinawa is 122 sq. km.  Approximately 101 sq. km (39.5 sq. miles) of the total 122 sq. km. in the Local Government District of Pinawa is forest land, which includes 6.1 and 2.2 sq. km on Carter and Hind Islands.  Of this total land, over 33 sq. km. are in the area protected by AECL’s nuclear site license.  Another 10 sq. km. is part of Whiteshell Proinvical Forest, including 5 sq. km. that is part of Whiteshell Provincial Park.

Pinawa Fire Department responds 24 hour a day, 365 days a year to emergencies.  The department is dispatched by the 911 Communications Center located in Brandon, Manitoba.  The PFD responds to and performs the following functions.

  • Structural fires
  • Vehicle Fires
  • Motor Vehicle collisions
  • Hazardous material responses
  • Rescue incidents
  • Public assist
  • Fire investigations
  • Assist with Medical Services
  • Low Angle Rescue
  • Ground Search and Rescue
  • Pre-fire Planning
  • Precautionary Standby
  • Wildfire Response
  • Fire and Life Safety Inspections

The Pinawa Fire Department is equipped with one Engine (1250 foaming pump with 1000 gallons of water and 8 MSA G1 SCBA’s); one Rescue Truck (equipped with the ‘Jaws of Life’ and Vehicle extrication equipment); one Wildfire Response Truck (100 psi pump and a 150 gallon tank and Wildlife fighting gear); one F 150 4×4 Truck.

If you would like to join the Pinawa Fire Department please call Chief Shawn Elcock for more information at 204-345-3621 or via email to pinawafire@gmail.com

Pinawa has an emergency plan that has been approved by the province. The detailed plan is available at the Pinawa Public Library. Should there be a situation that may threaten the safety of people, property, or the environment a siren will be used to warn the community. If there is a power outage you will be notified door-to-door. The siren, located at the Vanier Centre, is tested every Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm. There is an emergency generator for the water and sewer lift stations keeping your water and sewer working when the hydro is out. For further information on Emergency Disaster Management for Pinawa, please call 204-213-2200.

LGD OF Pinawa’s Siren

Q& A’s

What should I do when I hear outdoor warning siren?

When you hear the siren other than its normal test day, you are to go inside and await further instruction and information. Information on severe weather can be gathered via local TV and Radio networks and social media.

How do I get information & further instructions?

Information will be sent several ways;

 The LGD Website, The LGD Facebook Page, The EMO Twitter Feed, Mass Notification System which includes land line, cell and text notifications and if required, door to door! Tune in to local Weather and news channels on you TV and Radio as well.

When is the outdoor warning siren tested?

The Siren located on Vanier Drive will be tested on Wednesday’s @ 3:00 PM or 1500 hrs.

Who activates the outdoor warning sirens?

The siren is typically activated by the Municipal Emergency Coordinator or designated staff of the LGD of Pinawa. 

Why can’t I hear the outdoor warning sirens in my house?

The Siren is an outdoor warning system designed only to alert those who are outside that something dangerous is approaching and to go indoors and await further information or direction.

Why were these FAQ’s developed?

When life-threatening weather or other hazards are approaching, minutes or even seconds could make a difference. If people are unsure or confused about an alert, they may not respond quickly or appropriately. By adopting common outdoor warning system guidelines, confusion will be eliminated, response time will be reduced, and lives will be saved.

Why don’t the outdoor warning sirens sound an all-clear signal?

To avoid confusion the siren will only sound when a hazard is approaching. People should be indoors and monitoring local media for updates on the approaching hazard. When the hazard or situation is stable, then you will be notified of an all clear.


Police, Fire, Ambulance

Pinawa RCMP Emergency
204- 753-2919

Pinawa RCMP Administration

Pinawa Hospital

Pinawa Medical Clinic

Water Main Break

LGD of Pinawa (8:30 to 4:30)

Emergency numbers

Electrical Problems

Manitoba Hydro (8:30 – 4:30)

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