Rocky Mountain House Volunteer Search and Rescue (Rocky SAR) is a dedicated group of volunteers trained in the skills and techniques of ground search and rescue. Some of the services that this group provides include ground search and rescue services, cliff and embankment rescue, assistance to emergency services, avalanche response trained snowshoe and ski search and rescue teams, emergency management trained personnel, and mutual aid to other jurisdictions.
In recognition of the valuable work that these dedicated volunteers undertake, Clearwater County supports Rocky SAR by covering some of their operating costs through an annual grant ($35,000.00 in 2020) and insurance for their building and assets.
Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) who operate detachments within Clearwater County:
Rocky Mountain House
4428 - 45 Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB
Complaint Line: 403.845.2881
215 - 6 Avenue NE
Complaint Line: 403.638.3655
Complaint Line: 403.843.2223
4904 - 45 Avenue
Complaint Line: 403.227.3341
Ground Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Clearwater County is provided by several different organizations and are all under the jurisdiction of the Province of Alberta. The primary groups providing ground EMS are:
Associated Ambulance (Rocky and Nordegg)
For more information on Associated Ambulance, please visit their website.
Caroline and District Volunteer Ambulance
Rimbey Emergency Services
Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) provides air ambulance. STARS flies missions to different areas of the County each year and receives yearly financial support from Clearwater County. When required by residents and visitors, STARS provides timely transportation to advanced medical facilities in Edmonton and Calgary.