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RUSSELL FIRE DEPTARTMENT - RUSSELL204-773-2526 / rslfire@mts.net
Russell & District Veterinary Clinic

The Municipality of Russell Binscarth Fire Department

The Municipality of Russell Binscarth Fire Department has 30 paid on call firefighters. 

Coverage by the department includes the Municipality of Russell Binscarth , and part of the Municipality of Riding Mountain West. 

The Fire Department has two stations and is well equipped with 5 fire trucks, 2 Water Tankers, a Rescue Unit including the "Jaws of Life" as well as a Quad and Rescue Boggan.   


The first Russell Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment was officially opened on April 9, 1932. Two members were stationed here and this was increased to three in 1945. The original detachment office was located on the corner of Memorial and Westbourne. In October 1989, a new office was officially opened on Main Street. There are 8 regular members stationed in Russell and one Public Servant.

Criminal Record Check Information
"Russell RCMP are trying to steam line the growing number of Criminal Record Check requests at the local detachment. In order to speed the process, we are now adding the application instructions to the Russell Town website. This way applicants now only need to attend the detachment to drop off the completed forms and payment, and pick up once they are completed".

Criminal Record Checks for volunteers are usually free if an applicant can provide letter from the volunteer organization with the application forms.

Criminal Record Check for employment, education, fostering, pardons, adoptions, travel visa's, permanent residencies will cost $10.00 (cash only) at the RCMP Detachment

- If prints are required, other fees can apply.

Criminal Record Check Forms can be obtained through the local RCMP detachment.

**RCMP do not conduct 'Child Abuse Registry' checks, this is run by another provincial agency.  If you are required to complete a 'Child Abuse Registry' check, please go to the following website:  www.manitoba.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry_faq.html for further information and instructions on how to compete this.