Health and Safety Emergencies:
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call 911 or your local RCMP detachment (see list at bottom of page). The Manitoba Domestic Violence Crisis Line is also available 24 hours a day and can be called at 1-877-977-0007 or TTY at 1-888-987-2829.
In case of a medical, health, or criminal emergency, call 911 or your local RCMP detachment (see list at bottom of page).
If you or someone you know accidentally ingests something they shouldn’t, call Poison Control at 1-855-776-4766. If it is a dangerous substance and needs medical intervention, call 911 or your local RCMP detachment (see list at bottom of page).
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please reach out to one of the following resources:
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line, toll free 1-855-242-3310
- Kid’s Help Phone, call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer crisis response worker 24 hours a day
- MacDonald Youth Services’ 24 hour Crisis Line, in Winnipeg 204-949-4777, or toll free 1-888-383-2776.
- Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line 24 hours a day, toll free 1-877-435-7170, and TTY 204-784-4097.
- MKO Mobile Crisis Response Team, toll free 1-844-927-5433 (1-844-927-LIFE) or [email protected]
- Crisis Services Canada, 24 hours a day, call 1-833-456-4566.
If a power line goes down, or to report a power outage call Manitoba Hydro at 1-888-624-9376.
If you see a downed phone line, you can call MTS at 204-225-5687 and follow the prompts to Tech Support to report the downed line. If you are calling from an MTS phone, you can dial 611 to talk to Tech Support.
To report an occurrence to the Transportation Safety Board, dial 1-800-387-3557 and follow the prompts.
In case of a leak or spill of a hazardous contaminant (like an oil spill), or any other environmental accident: call Environment Accident Reporting Open 24 hours a day, call 204-944-4888 or toll free 1-855-944-4888.
In the case of a wild fire: call Manitoba’s Wildfire Program. For the wildfire tip line, call their toll free number 1-800-782-0076. For more information on the Wild Fire program go to https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/forests_and_lands/wildfire_program/index.html.
In case of flooding or flooding concerns: call the Province of Manitoba Flood Information Line 204-945-3819.
In case of a Natural Disaster call the Canadian Red Cross Duty Officer at 204-299-6584 and/or the Province of Manitoba Emergency measures Organization at 1-888-267-8298.
This is not an emergency number, but you can call 1-800-214-6497 from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm during weekdays to speak to the Department of Conservation and Climate and the Department of Agriculture and Resource Development with hazardous waste questions, environmental concerns (Which will be referred to Environment Officers), well, drinking water, and wastewater questions or concerns, and concerns about injured wildlife.
When to call the Indigenous Services Canada Duty Officer:
The Indigenous Services Canada Duty Officer line (1-855-850-4647) is not an emergency line, but Chief and Council are to call it in a time where the Red Cross needs to be activated.
Examples include: Forest fires or power outages that affect the community.
They need to be called for department purposes and funding purposes. This number is also called when declaring a state of emergency. According to Indigenous Services Canada:
“Declaring a state of emergency really depends on each individual community response plans. Some communities delegate the decision making to their emergency management teams and others keep it at the Chief and Council level. The main thing is that all the information is available and accessible to enable the decision-making. That is where our team can often help. Our 24/7 Indigenous Services Canada Duty Officer should be one of the first calls.”
When to call the Office of the Fire Commissioner:
According to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, they can be called for Fire Investigations, Emergency Assistance, and Critical Incident Stress Management. They can also be called for certain training and codes questions, but here we will only list the emergency situations when one would call the Office of the Fire Commissioner. Below are more detailed situations to call, as provided by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
Fire Departments making requests for Fire Investigations will call 1-888-389-3473. The line is available 24 hours per day. Investigators must be called in the case of a fire resulting in serious injuries or fatality. They also must be called if there is an explosion that results in a fire. The must be called when a fire is deemed of suspicious nature where the cause of the fire cannot be positively determined or in a structure or large loss fire where cause and origin cannot be determined. Fire Departments are also to call the Office of the Fire Commissioner in the case of any fire that the Fire Chief determines is a major loss to the community.
Fire Departments making requests for Emergency Assistance will call 1-888-389-3473. The line is available 24 hours per day. Assistance may include an overwhelming fire or rescue situation that advice and support may be required. This may be the following circumstances:
- All fires with the potential to threaten the entire community
- All fires resulting in potential community evacuation
- Any industrial fire, hazardous materials or transportation emergency that is beyond the capability of the local fire department
- A technical rescue situation that is beyond the capability of the local department
- The employment of multiple fire departments to contain or control a hazard
- Assistance is requested by a municipality or government agency
- An incident is too large/complex for the responding agency to handle
- An effective Incident Command model is not demonstrated
- A lost person GSAR is required
- Any emergency is deemed to be provincial in nature
Fire Departments making requests for Critical Incident Stress Management will call 1-888-389-3473. The line is available 24 hours per day. The Manitoba Critical Incident Stress Management Network provides timely, effective assistance to emergency services personnel involved in critical incidents, thereby minimising symptoms of critical incident stress and mitigating, or perhaps preventing the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This service is provided on a “no charge” basis to those receiving assistance through the Network via trained volunteers and mental health professionals.
RCMP Detachments in Northern Manitoba:
Chemawawin RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-329-2000, Non-Emergency Number: 204-329-2004. Located at 44 Arena Rd., Easterville MB
Churchill RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-675-8821, Non-Emergency Number: 204-675-2551. Located at 381 Kelsey Blvd., Churchill MB
Cranberry Portage RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-472-4040, Non-Emergency Number: 204-472-4044. Located at 102 Elm St., Cranberry Portage, MB
Cross Lake RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-676-2345, Non-Emergency Number: 204-676-2600. Located at 100 Spruce Cres., Cross Lake, MB
Flin Flon RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-687-1422, Non-Emergency Number: 204-687-1423. Located at 96 Hapnot St., Flin Flon, MB
Gillam RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-652-2200, Non-Emergency Number: 204-652-2436. Located at 323 Railway Ave., Gillam, MB
God’s Lake Narrows RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-335-2464, Non-Emergency Number: 204-335-2260. Located at Poplar Ave., Gods Lake Narrows, MB
Grand Rapids RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-639-2467, Non-Emergency Number: 204-639-2469. Located at 24 Lakeview Dr., Grand Rapids, MB
Island Lake RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-456-2626, Non-Emergency Number: 204-456-2290. Located at 455 Main Street, P.O. Box 70, Stevenson Island, MB
Leaf Rapids RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-473-2469, Non-Emergency Number: 204-473-2944. Located at 1 Muhekun Rd., Leaf Rapids, MB
Lynn Lake RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-356-2494, Non-Emergency Number: 204-356-8862. Located at 545 Miner St., Lynn Lake, MB
Moose Lake RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-678-2267, Non-Emergency Number: 204-678-2399. Located at 28 Spruce St., Moose Lake, MB
Nelson House RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-484-2288, Non-Emergency Number: 204-484-2837. Located at 20 Otetiskiwin Dr., Nelson House, MB
Norway House RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-359-6715, Non-Emergency Number: 204-359-6483. Located at 7 Bear Grove, Norway House, MB
Opaskwayak RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-627-6242, Non-Emergency Number: 204-627-6244. Located at 235 Waller Rd., Opaskwayak, MB
Oxford House RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-538-2211, Non-Emergency Number: 204-538-2046. Located at RCMP Compound, Oxford House, MB
Poplar River RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-244-2000, Non-Emergency Number: 204-244-2745. Located at 250 Main Land Rd., Poplar River, MB
Pukatawagan RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-553-2045, Non-Emergency Number: 204-553-2342. Located at 9 Banitto Dr., Pukatawagan, MB
Shamattawa RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-565-2350, Non-Emergency Number: 204-565-2351. Located at 362 Main St., Shamattawa, MB
Snow Lake RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-358-7722, Non-Emergency Number: 204-358-7723. Located at 505 Lakeshore Dr., Snow Lake, MB
Swan River RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-734-3454, Non-Emergency Number: 204-734-4686. Located at 105 10th Ave. N, Swan River, MB
The Pas RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 9-1-1 / 204-627-6200, Non-Emergency Number: 204-627-6204. Located at 355 Fischer Ave., The Pas, MB
Thompson RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-677-6911, Non-Emergency Number: 204-677-6909. Located at 122 Selkirk Ave., Thompson, MB
Wabowden RCMP Detachment- Emergency Number: 204-689-2152, Non-Emergency Number: 204-689-2685. Located at 364 Fleming Dr., Wabowden, MB