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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 2021

Sirens for Life Campaign

January 1-31, 2021
 
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 2021

Burn Awareness Week

February 7-13, 2021

Between January 1 and November 30, 2020, 87 Edmontonians experienced a fire-related injury. In comparison, there were 64 injuries in 2019, 84 injuries in 2018, and 53 in 2017.

This is the second year that Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, in partnership with the Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society, will be formally recognizing this week. This year's theme is "Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A to Z)"! Learn more.
 

March 2021

April 2021

Fire Cadet Program

April 1-30, 2021

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 between April 1 to April 30. 
 

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 11-17, 2021

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 "Headset Heroes: Who is your public safety superhero?"

May 2021

Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

May 1-31, 2021

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 will be accepted between May 1 to May 31.

New for 2021: Camp Inspire - a firefighting camp for women and gender diverse communities. Applications will be accepted between May 10 to 25.

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 2-8, 2021 

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

This year's theme is "Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything." Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. With a little preparation, you can respond quickly to help yourself and others. 

  1. Understand the risks in your area
  2. Create a household emergency plan
  3. Build an emergency kit
Get Ready in the Park

May 8, 2021 

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.

Camp Inspire

May 10-25, 2021

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is excited to launch Camp Inspire - a firefighting camp for women and gender diverse communities.

Applications will be accepted between May 10 to 25.

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

May 16-22, 2021

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, 2021

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 2021

Camp Inspire

June 18-20, 2021

NOTE: In the event of having to postpone Camp Inspire due to COVID-19, alternate dates will most likely take place in September 2021.

Camp Inspire is a firefighting camp designed to promote firefighting as a viable and rewarding career for women and gender diverse communities.

 

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2021

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 2021

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2021

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 2021

Fire Station Open Houses

May - October, 2021

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 2021

Firefighter Memorial

September 11, 2021

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 10am.

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, 2021

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 2021

Fire Prevention Week

October 3-9, 2021

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, 2021

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 2021

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 1-7, 2021

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

 

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