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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."

Fire DepartmentFireSmart Work Beginning Week of November 5, 2017
FireSmart maintenance work will resume both in the townsite this week, and lands adjacent. Town crews will start by felling trees or trimming limbs in the forest areas behind the Banff Centre, Cave Avenue and around the Parks Canada administration building to Park Avenue, sites that were treated in previous years. The work will reduce the fire load, which will help prevent structure fires caused by wildfire embers. The debris will be burned when conditions are appropriate.

Look for signs in affected neighbourhoods and check the notice on the Banff Info Page in the Rocky Mountain Outlook. See below for being added to the Parks Canada smoke sensitivity notification list. 

Parks Canada will be selectively removing or limbing vegetation by the Fenlands day use area, the golf course, and behind Valleyview. Impacts from this work will include some noise and temporary closures. Burning will be planned during good venting conditions but residents with extreme smoke sensitivity can be added to a notification list by contacting .

For the Valleyview location, residents of the town of Banff may apply for a permit to collect pre-cut firewood. Permits will be issued at the Banff Warden Office, 216 Hawk Ave. Removal of wood without a permit is unlawful.

For more information on the Town’s FireSmart program, call 403.762.1256. For more information about Parks Canada fuel management projects, email or call 403.760.0934.

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

Banff Fire Department Administration

In case of emergency call 911