The Alberton Fire Department is a volunteer department which is responsible for protecting over 2,200 private, public, and commercial properties. We are based in the Town of Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Department operates out of one station. When an emergency situation arises, members are summoned by a paging system.
The rank structure of the department consists of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, four Captains and approximately twenty five firefighters. The Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and captains are chosen by the members during an annual election. From the body of firefighters, five serve in the capacity of Engineer, a position which is appointed by the Fire Chief. One Engineer is assigned to each vehicle in the fleet, consisting of two pumpers, two tankers, and a rescue vehicle. It is the duty of an engineer to operate the vehicle and to insure the vehicle is properly maintained
The Department also has an executive that is responsible for the business operations of the Department. The executive consists of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, the Past-Fire Chief, Secretary-Treasurer, and several other members. The Secretary-Treasurer is also elected by the members during an annual election. Several committees, composed of members of the Department, also exist to oversee such tasks as fund raising.
The Department is fully equipped with modern communication, rescue, and fire equipment. In addition to basic firefighting techniques, the members are trained as medical first responders, in high angle/confined space rescue, vehicle extraction, fire cause determination, and cold water rescue among other things. Several of the Department's members also serve as instructors at the Prince Edward Island Firefighter's Association Fire School.