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Fire departmentFireSmart Program  Wildfire Hazard Reduction Burning
Nov. 21, 2016 – Over the next eight weeks, the Banff Fire Department and a fuel treatment contractor will be working in various areas around the townsite to remove piles of forest debris from recent wildfire hazard reduction work. Piles located at the Fenlands Recreation Centre, Whiskey Creek, Industrial Compound, Middle Springs and the Banff Centre will be burned as required.

Banff's Fire Department
Banff's Fire Department is made up of 26 volunteer and three full-time members. The department is equipped with 1,500 and 1,050 GPM (gallons per minute) pumpers, a rescue truck, a 75 ft. aerial ladder truck and the "Jaws of Life."

Donate your Old Car
Donate your unwanted vehicle to the Banff Fire Department so it can be used for training purposes. Firefighters use old cars to practice extrication, patient care and stabilization. To donate your vehicle, call the fire department at 403.762.1256. A charitable tax receipt of $300 is available. The department is unable to accept large, commercial-sized vehicles.

Department Responsibilities
The Fire Department:
  • Coordinates 911 emergency dispatch services within Banff National Park
  • Coordinates emergency services and emergency preparedness within the Town of Banff
  • Manages public education during National Fire Prevention Week
  • Handles fire safety and structural fire prevention
  • Handles fire protection and inspections
  • Manages the community’s FireSmart initiative


You can learn more about fire prevention from the National Fire Protection Association or from the office of the Alberta fire commissioner

This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don't respond properly. 
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place and call the fire department from outside the home. 

Learn about fire prevention and readiness on the 3-Minute Drill website. Find out how to join the Banff Fire Department.

Fire Prevention Week 2016
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Contact
Banff Fire Department Administration
403.762.1256

In case of emergency call 911