Committed to the Community

Founded in 2003 by Wayne and Geoff Potter, Wide Valley Fire Services is deeply rooted in family and community care. We believe in supporting fire services in the communities of Alberta at large scale incidents which may require assistance due to man power and equipment being stretched to its limits. Through a contract provision we can offer dedicated and professional services and support throughout Alberta.
Western Canada Fire Services
Private Contract Firefighting

WAYNE POTTER
Senior Chief of Operations
Wayne Potter is a 20 year veteran with Namao Fire and Rescue since its conception in 1981. He has held distinguished titles from Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Captain and Fire Fighter. He has served in the private sector with Wide Valley’s since its conception in 2003. He brings a wealth of command and investigative experience to Wide Valley Fire Services.
Professional Certifications & Recognitions:
  • Part I & II Firefighter
  • Safety Codes Officer
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Holmatro Vehicle Extrication
  • Firefighting Strategy & Tactics Command (Theoretical)
  • C4 Building Construction for the Fire Services
  • C5 Command & Control
  • Fire Investigation Level 1
  • Legal Aspects (Fire Investigation Association of Alberta)
  • Basic Rescue Certification
  • Critical Incident Group Debriefing Facilitator
  • Recognition for Distinguished Efforts in the Preservation of Lives – 2 Time Recipient (Namao Fire & Rescue)
Fire Training (Namao Fire & Rescue):
  • Wildland fire attack training
  • Heavy rescue
  • Incident Command & Control
  • Driver training
  • Vehicle extrication
  • High angle rescue
  • Fire tactics & patient rescue

GEOFF POTTER
Chief of Operations
Geoff is an 8-year veteran of the Namao Fire and Rescue Department. Having held such distinguished titles as Deputy Chief of Operations, Captain, Training Officer, and Fire Fighter, Geoff brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to every job we undertake.
Professional Certifications & Recognitions:
  • Part I & II Firefighter
  • Critical Incident Group Debriefing Facilitator
  • H2S Alive
  • WHMIS
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Safe Handling certification
  • Farm Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Holmatro Vehicle Extrication
  • Dangerous Goods Transportation
  • Safety Codes Officer: Basic Fire Level 1
  • Operation & Maintenance of Holmatro Rescue Tools
  • Recognition for Distinguished Efforts in the Preservation of Lives (Namao Fire & Rescue)
Fire Training (Namao Fire & Rescue):
  • Vehicle driver training
  • Incident Command & Control
  • Vehicle extrication
  • High angle rescue
  • Structure fire attack training
  • Fire tactics & patient rescue
  • Heavy Rescue
  • Wildland fire fighting