Digby-Annapolis Regional Airport
Welcome to a Commercial & Private Airport located in the Historic Community of Digby
Nova Scotia’s highest airport at 499 feet above sea level capable of accommodating medium, twin-engine aircraft.
About the Airport
For more information please contact:
Municipal Airport / Emergency Dispatch Employees
Digby REMO Coordinator
Public Works Supervisor
Maintenance / Snow Removal
The Municipality of Digby has owned and operated an emergency dispatch center at the Municipal Airport for the last 19 years.
The center which is manned 24 hours a day creates five full time, along with eight part-time positions, which includes a part time maintenance employee. They currently answer emergency phone lines and dispatch 14 fire departments from Little Brook through to Annapolis Royal.
When a resident calls 911, their call automatically goes to a Provincial 911 center which determines what emergency service is initially required and then this call is transferred either to the RCMP, EHS or FIRE Dispatch. Once the center at the airport has received the call they determine along with consultation from the 911 dispatcher which fire department is required, what the emergency is, where the emergency is and with who.
A data base is maintained at the airport to enable the dispatcher to relay more pertinent information regarding the resident having the emergency especially if any hazards, such as propane etc. is present on the scene. All emergency calls are recorded and kept on record.
The center also answers all phone inquires for the Annapolis Royal Police Department which includes all dispatching responsibilities as well.
The Municipality of Digby is very fortunate to be able to maintain their own emergency center