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

January 2020

Sirens for Life Campaign

January 1 - February 29, 2020
 
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. 
 

February 2020

Firefighter Recruitment Information Sessions

February 1, 2020

Interested in a career with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services? Join us for a brief, 1-hour information session featuring a short presentation, followed by a Question and Answer period.

We’ll share details about career options and requirements, the application process, tips for preparing for elements of the application process (including the registration process, aptitude test and physical fitness test).

Please select one session only.

Learn more about Firefighter Recruitment with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

Session Cost: Free

Burn Awareness Week

February 2-8, 2020

Last year, Edmonton experienced more than 55 fire-related injuries. In comparison, there were 84 injuries in 2018, and 53 in 2017.

This is the first year that Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, in partnership with the Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society, will be formally recognizing this week. Learn more.
 

Firefighter Physical Fitness Experience

February 25, 2020

Join Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation) for a unique 2-hour opportunity to see a demonstration of the firefighter physical fitness test, experience elements of the test and learn strategies for training.

This session will provide you with an opportunity to feel how heavy objects used in the test are and experience the force needed to move them. Participants will also have a chance to try out a fitness station, including a hose-drag, weighted sled pull, ladder climb and an equipment carry.

Please select one session only.

Session Cost: $20, payable at the door with cheques or money orders made out to the City of Edmonton.

March 2020

Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

March 1-31, 2020

Each spring, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services launches the Firefighter Recruitment campaign to encourage individuals to answer the call, and apply to join the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services team. 

Applications are accepted between March 1 to March 31.
 

April 2020

Fire Cadet Program

April 1-30, 2020

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 are accepted between April 1 to April 30. 
 

May 2020

Get Ready in the Park

May 9, 2020 

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until further notice.

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.

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

May 17-23, 2020

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.

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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.

June 2020

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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 2020

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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 2020

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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 2020

Firefighter Memorial

September 11, 2020

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

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

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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 2020

Fire Prevention Week

October 4-10, 2020

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.

This year, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services reminds Edmontonians that "a safe kitchen is a prepared kitchen." 

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fire station open houses are postponed until further notice.

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 2020

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 1-7, 2020

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

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services will also be distributing information for the Smoke Alarm Program to 600 homes in Alberta Avenue.

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