Fonds RG 41 Red Deer and District Emergency Measures unit fonds - City of Red Deer Red Deer and District Emergency Measures unit

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City of Red Deer Red Deer and District Emergency Measures unit

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RED RG 41 Red Deer and District Emergency Measures unit fonds

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0.15 m of textual records
27 photographs

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Administrative history

Red Deer became an unincorporated town in 1894, and a village in 1898, under the ordinances of the then Northwest Territories. It was incorporated as a town in 1901; and incorporated as a city in 1913. As a result of the Alberta Civil Defence and Disaster Act (1951), the City of Red Deer created a municipal civil defence unit with the mandate to deal with natural and wartime emergencies, including nuclear attacks. By 1963, the name of the Red Deer Civil Defence agency had changed to the Red Deer and District Emergency Measures Unit. In 1974 the unit changed its name to Disaster Services, with the then City Commissioner being the director. The following persons headed the Red Deer Civil Defence Unit and the Emergency Measures Unit: Lt. Col. R.C. Lister (1951-1954), Sir Arthur Stonhouse, Bt. (1954-1961), and W.M. Ogilvie (1961-1974).

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 1 accession in 1986 by the Emergency Services department. The records were originally maintained by the agency and transferred to Emergency Services department for storage in 1985.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Red Deer and District Emergency Measures unit at the City of Red Deer between 1953 and 1974.

Includes correspondence, warning siren procedures, survival planning, emergency contact lists, auxiliary police training, Nuclear Threat to Alberta paper (1971), planning documents, photographs, and reports.

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Records were transferred by the Emergency Services department


Records were arranged in alphabetical order at some point.

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Many records are Crown copyright.

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Associated materials

See also City of Red Deer, City Commissioners fonds (RG 2); City of Red Deer, Office of the City Clerk fonds (RG 6)


No further accruals are expected.

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There are three other accessions that appear to belong to this fonds. They could not be located at time of processing so have not been included in this description.

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Red Deer and District Archives

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