Police & Fire Rescue

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

A Heart-Warming Partnership

What fascinates young children? Fire trucks. Who do they look up to as heroes? Firefighters. What is a long-standing tradition of fire halls? Making meals and eating together. What could be more perfe...

Responsible Selling…Healthy Communities

Following the kick-off of the 1=What? education campaign, created to inform consumers and retailers of alcohol equivalencies, the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.)  in the McCauley community ha...

1 = What?

The deployment of the Neighbourhood Empowerment Violence Reduction Team in McCauley initiated a great deal of interest, and conversation around the issue of high percentage, large volume alcohol. This...

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