Safety

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...

Pssst, down here! How are you?

City takes on urban isolation with #sidewalktalk Councillor McKeen is a pretty friendly guy. He has a vision to make Edmonton a more connected, engaging city and it’s starting with a conversation of...

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...

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services to unveil progressive mental health programs

One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life, and the earlier the problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Emergency responders can be e...

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...

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...

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...

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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