Edmonton Fire Rescue Services participates and hosts a variety of events, campaigns and awareness weeks across the city, throughout the year. 

January 2022

Sirens for Life Campaign

January 1-31, 2022
 
Did you know that 1 person who is seriously injured in a vehicle collision, could need as many as 50 blood donations to help save their life?

First Responders across Canada participate in this annual campaign to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Citizens are encouraged to sign up and donate as well, in support of their emergency service providers. 

In Edmonton, this partnership involves Canadian Blood Services, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, Edmonton Police Services, Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services, STARS Ambulance, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Learn more.
 

February 2022

Burn Awareness Week

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, in partnership with the Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society, will be hosting Burn Awareness Week from February 6 to 12, 2022.

This year's theme, as selected by the American Burn Association, is “Burning Issues in the Kitchen!”

In 2021, Edmonton experienced more than 130 cooking-related fires. These fires caused over $4.8 million in damages. Learn about cooking safety and how to reduce the risk of fire.

If you have any questions about burn prevention, join the conversation on social media during Burn Awareness Week using the hashtag #burnawarenessweek.

Firefighter Recruitment

The recruitment process for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is competitive, multi-stepped and extensive. Applications will be accepted from February 1 to February 28. Learn more.

March 2022

April 2022

Fire Cadet Program

TBD

The Edmonton Fire Cadet program (a partnership between Edmonton Fire Rescue Service and ATCO) is an opportunity for high school students to learn about Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, while developing important life skills. Through career internships and work experience, fire cadets have the opportunity to earn up to 6 high school credits for their involvement in the program.

Applications will be accepted - TBD. 

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 10-16, 2022

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. 

This year’s theme is: “Telecommunicators, activate superpowers!

May 2022

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 1-7, 2022 

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event focused on raising awareness about being prepared for disasters, emergencies and unexpected situations.

Get Ready in the Park

Each year, during Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of Edmonton’s Office of Emergency Management organizes a free, informative and interactive event - Get Ready in the Park - fun for the whole family.

Join us on May 7, 2022!

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

May 15-21, 2022

Home fire sprinklers protect the lives of both residents and firefighters by keeping fires small and giving residents more time to escape a fire. Homeowners can install these systems in new or existing homes. Learn more.

June 2022

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 

Each year, Edmontonians have an opportunity to meet firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information during the Fire Station Open Houses. These free public events are open to everyone. Learn more.

July 2022

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October 2022

Each year, Edmontonians have an opportunity to meet firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information during the Fire Station Open Houses. These free public events are open to everyone. Learn more.

August 2022

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October

Each year, Edmontonians have an opportunity to meet firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information during the Fire Station Open Houses. These free public events are open to everyone. Learn more.

 

September 2022

Firefighter Memorial

September 11, 2022

The Edmonton Firefighters Memorial Society holds this annual remembrance service to honour the active and retired members from Edmonton Fire Rescue Services who have passed away during the past year.

The ceremony takes place at the Firefighters Memorial Plaza (10318 83 Avenue) at 10 AM. 

It is held on a day that also marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, the single greatest loss of firefighters in history. 

The High Level Bridge will be lit red in remembrance.

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October 

Each year, Edmontonians have an opportunity to meet firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information during the Fire Station Open Houses. These free public events are open to everyone. Learn more.

October 2022

Fire Prevention Week

October 2-8, 2022

Fire Prevention Week brings awareness to the risks involved with fire and strives to educate everyone about practices that can prevent fires and help people escape safely in the event of a fire.

More details coming soon!

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October

Each year, Edmontonians have an opportunity to meet firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information during the Fire Station Open Houses. These free public events are open to everyone. Learn more.

November 2022

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 1-7, 2022

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responds to countless carbon monoxide incidents every year. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is an opportunity to remind Edmontonians how to prevent carbon monoxide hazards including:

  • Installing and maintaining carbon monoxide alarms
  • Maintaining fuel burning appliances
  • Ensuring proper air flow 
  • Never leaving an idling vehicle in an attached garage