TOWN OF BOWDEN 2101 - 20 Avenue, Box 338 Bowden AB T0M 0K0 Ph: 403-224-3395 Fax: 403-224-2244 firstname.lastname@example.org
OLDS HOSPITAL 403-556-3381
INNISFAIL HOSPITAL 403-227-7800
9-1-1 is the official national emergency number in Canada. Dialing 911 quickly connects you to a dispatcher trained to route your call to local emergency medical, fire, and law enforcement agencies. 9-1-1 lines are reserved for emergency calls to report a crime in progress, or a fire, or to request an Ambulance. Using 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls may delay the arrival of help for people caught in real emergencies. For any emergency in Bowden, dial 9-1-1.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Bowden Fire Hall is located at 2114 – 20th Avenue. The Bowden Volunteer Fire Department is operated by Red Deer County Fire. The Fire Department holds practice every Wednesday night at 7 pm at the Bowden Fire Hall. If you are interested in joining their team, stop by on Wednesday night. For more information phone 403-224-2246 and leave a message.
The Town of Bowden is serviced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Olds Department (403-556-3323). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. They provide a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), approximately 198 municipalities and, under 172 individual agreements, to 192 First Nations communities.
911 Emergency Calls Only
5110 - 65 Ave, Olds Alberta, T4H 1L8
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday
SEARCH & RESCUE
Red Deer County Protective Services Technical Rescue Task Force handles search and rescue emergencies for the Town of Bowden and area. For more information, check out their website.
The Town of Bowden is a part of the Alberta Health Services Authority (AHS). Bowden residents can utilize the services provided by the Innisfail Hospital & Health Centre or the Olds Hospital & Care Centre.
Innisfail Community Health Home Care
5023 - 42 St
Innisfail Community Home Care
5023 - 42 St
Innisfail Public Health Nurse
5023 - 42 St
Olds Hospital & Care Centre
3901 - 57 Ave
Olds Community Health Centre
In the event of a disaster, the responsibility for Bowden residents' safety, health and well-being falls to the municipality.
Municipal Emergency Plans are created on the assumption that the resident should be able to take care of themselves for the first 72 hours, so please take measures to ensure that you are prepared to do so. There are several resources provided by the federal and provincial governments to assist you in this endeavour. Residents should be aware that the Town of Bowden is taking its responsibility for disaster planning very seriously. Disaster Services representatives have completed the Town's Emergency Plan, a vital document to refer to in the case of a disaster. Representatives have and will continue to educate themselves in this discipline with Basic Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Operations Centre training.
DID YOU KNOW? The Town of Bowden is one of the last few remaining Towns to still have a siren. If a resident hears a siren blowing, they should immediately move indoors and tune into a radio station such as CKLJ Olds 96.5 FM to find out what the problem is.
Bowden Family Wellness offers support services to families with children from birth to 18 years. Services may include: parenting assistance, access to resources (financial, mental health, intervention), parenting library, and short term solution focussed counselling. Bowden Family Wellness is adept at addressing issues of bullying, peer groups, adolescent addictions, divorce, grief and conflict/anger. All contact is CONFIDENTIAL.
Community services have included initiation and collaboration on such programs as the Breakfast Program, Summer Fun, Bowden Youth Project, Pick A Passion Day, and the BLAST Being Belonging and Becoming youth conference.
For more information, please call 403-224-2264.
The Town of Bowden is committed to ensuring our residents are aware of the programs and services in town, have good social support networks, and have a chance to become connected to, and part of the community life. Please feel free to contact any of the Emergency or Social Services organizations provided here.
Town of Bowden Public Works After Hours Emergency
24 Hour Emergency - Power
24 Hour Emergency - Gas
Poison Control Centre
Alberta Mental Health Board
Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter
Distress/Crisis Line (24 hours)
Gambling Help Line
Kids Help Phone Line
Bowden has a massage therapist and physiotherapy clinic. There are excellent facilities just ten minutes south of Bowden at Olds, and ten minutes north of Bowden at Innisfail.