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Fire Prevention Week

fire-department-flash.jpgFire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017
Every second counts in a home fire. That’s why developing an escape plan – and practicing it – is critical for all residents. Learn more about this year's Fire Prevention Week theme and how you can make every second count in the event of a fire.

Open House and Pancake Breakfast
Join the Banff Fire Department for a free pancake breakfast and open house on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tour the facility, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, and watch as firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication. There will be plenty activities for kids (including our very popular maze) at this family friendly event. This open house is being held to recognize Fire Prevention Week. Please bring your own plates and cutlery to cut down on waste.

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."

Combustible Roof Replacement Incentive Program
The Town of Banff is offering financial incentives to homeowners whose homes are in high and moderate wildfire risk zones and currently have an unrated combustible roof system. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

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

Updates on the Verdant Creek wildfire

Banff Fire Department Administration

In case of emergency call 911