Safety

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...

Data-based crime fight first step in duo’s innovation explosion

Kris Andreychuk and Stephane Contre are so in love with their jobs that you can easily imagine them poking each other occasionally, just to be sure that they’re actually getting paid to do what they...

Bylaw Officers’ compassion goes a long way

When Edmonton bylaw enforcement officers Darlene Kutkinoff and Chantel Perizzolo realized the owner of a junk-filled Inglewood yard had mental health challenges, their innovative approach was adopted ...

Cadet Callout: Edmonton Fire Cadets are Recruiting for its 2nd Class

With the upcoming one year anniversary of the Edmonton Fire Cadet Program, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is excited to be recruiting their second class of Fire Cadets. In the inaugural year, the Cadet...

Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness 2015, April 20-24: Shaping the Future Together

Sexual exploitation, and its related factors, remains a significant issue within our region. It can happen on many levels, and is a crime that Edmontonians face in today’s world. We continue to hear...

Story of the 118th Avenue NET Team

The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) has been in the 118th Avenue area for the past six years. It has been a great privilege to work with such an invested, compassionate and strong community. The ...

Who’s got your back?

You’ve planned an exciting night out. It’s 1 a.m. The music is blasting. You’re surrounded by a crowd. You’re having the time of your life. But are you aware of what’s going on around you? A...

The Public are the Police

I once had a police partner who quoted former UK Prime Minister Robert Peel: “The police are the public and the public are the police.” I have been giving this statement a lot of thought lately as...

Bridge barriers: a seemingly simplistic approach

On August 18, 2014, City Council pushed forward on the installation of barriers for the High Level Bridge. Aesthetics and impact on usability were major considerations. Luckily, these are not mutually...

#20SECDEFENCE

We are by nature creatures of habit; habits that have developed over a period of time.  As with many things, we form both good and bad habits. One common habit that many of us have is our “arrived ...

Building a police vehicle: surgery, art and a full service philosophy

To hear Clayton Kokotailo explain his City of Edmonton Fleet Services Branch auto mechanic job, you’d almost think he was describing heaven on earth. He has, you see, one of the most unique jobs in ...

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