Alberta Volunteer Fire Fighters in the News
September 2014Global News aired a three-part series on volunteer and paid-on-call fire fighters in Alberta featuring fire halls in Parkland and Leduc Counties. The story highlights the dwindling numbers of fire service volunteers and the risk of this trend for Albertans. Alberta's Volunteer Fire Fighters Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Did you know?
- 14,000 firefighters serve in Alberta
- 4,000 firefighters protect 80 per cent of Alberta's population
- 80 per cent of Alberta's firefighters are volunteers
- Alberta has 435 fire rescue departments
Alberta has a number of regionally-based collaborations where communities have combined their resources to deliver fire rescue services: Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority, Pincher Creek Emergency Services, Beaver Emergency Services Commission. Many more are in development. The Government of Alberta also operates fire rescue services in Special Areas of southeastern Alberta and in the Kananaskis Improvement District.