In rural areas, inter-municipal cooperation plays an important role in maintaining services necessary to the quality of life. The R.M. of Monet and the Town of Elrose share financial responsibilities and provide representation on the boards of several local services and institutions.
The Monet-Elrose Fire District is an example of urban-rural cooperation resulting in the provision of vital services to the community. From facilities located in Elrose, volunteer firefighters provide high quality fire protection to the town and municipality. Inter-municipal mutual aid agreements enable local fire departments to assist at emergencies in neighboring districts as requested.
The R.M. and Town have put a 10% deposit towards the purchase a new Fire Truck in September, 2013 that we will receive in 2014. Local ambulance service based at the Monet/Elrose Fire Hall is also maintained and operated by fire district volunteers. Ross Oliphant has fulfilled the resposibilities of Fire Chief for many years.