Safety

Stormwater lakes are no place for the next Gretzky to skate

City warns that stormwater lakes and ponds are never safe for recreational use Edmontonians love to play a pickup hockey game or practice their skating moves on the closest patch of ice. While parents...

Youth program fosters positive relationship with police

This past August, I had the opportunity to join newcomer youth as they participated in a week-long outreach camp called Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP). PYEP brings police and newcomer yout...

Community Conversation sparks changes in tri-community area

It’s been said that great works are not performed by strength, but by perseverance. More apt words could not be said about the tri-communities of Inglewood, Prince Charles and Sherbrooke. Members of...

Big Data, Big Return

Data tool proves successful through innovative community project The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) saw a large return after testing a made in Edmonton analytics tool. This Contextual Analysi...

High Level Bridge barriers significant step to reduce suicides in Edmonton

Suicide is a leading cause of death in our city.  In 2014, 124 people committed suicide in Edmonton. With even more attempting suicide and hundreds more thinking about going through with it, it’s c...

Things to know before catching a ride in Edmonton

Need to catch a ride in Edmonton? You now have more options to get from point A to point B. Edmonton’s new Vehicle for Hire Bylaw, which took effect on March 1, clears the way for Private Transport...

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ Technical Rescue Team Trains for Emergencies Unique to Edmonton

Imagine walking in Edmonton’s River Valley when all of a sudden you slip down a steep embankment. You can’t climb back up and you can’t continue down the slope. What do you do? This may seem far...

Inaugural graduation of Edmonton Fire Cadets class

On January 13th the Edmonton Fire Cadets proudly graduated from their first class at City Hall. This program was developed in partnership with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services to instill the values of pr...

Bylaw group stronger for good neighbour challenge

When a group of Edmonton’s municipal enforcement officers first decided last year to build a stronger, more integrated team, little did they think it would boil down to free hot chocolate and snow...

Have You Ever Considered a Career with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services?

Edmonton Fire Rescues Services (EFRS) will be holding their annual Recruitment Open House on October 3, 2015, at the EFRS Training School.   The recruitment process officially commences in March, whe...

Firefighters getting the green light(s) for better response times

When Tyler Ryan is piloting a huge fire truck carrying 2 tons of water and a heavy inventory of emergency equipment through the full bloom of rush-hour traffic on 170th Street, there’s nothing he ha...

Ice arena gas leak detection now best-in-class

One of the less visible realities of the indoor ice arenas that so many citizens enjoy year-round is that they absolutely must use a variety of gases to keep ice frozen and to power Zambonis. “Anoth...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign!

What Edmontonian doesn’t love spending their free time in beautiful Old Strathcona? The historic area boasts many shops, restaurants, cafes and is a great way to spend a summer afternoon in our city...

Edmonton Fire Chief Receives International Award

Fire Chief Ken Block has been named Fire Chief of the Year for 2015 by the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association. The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association brings together chiefs from large metropolitan...

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services receives international accreditation

For the second time, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). “It’s a great honour to have obtained CFAI accr...

Safety front-and-centre: Fleet Services wins North American award

When the City of Edmonton Fleet Services Branch management decided to shake up and re-energize the branch’s safety and environmental culture a few years ago, it catalyzed a buy-in from all staff tha...

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