Calgary Fire Department

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Calgary Fire Department
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Yours For Life
Agency Overview
Established 1885 (Calgary Hook, Ladder and Bucket Corps)
Employees 1300 (all staff)
Fire chief Bruce Burrell
Facilities & Equipment
Stations 38 [1]
Calgary Fire Department

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) provides fire services for the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The department was created on 25 August 1885 as the Calgary Hook, Ladder and Bucket Corps and a chemical engine was ordered soon after. The first Captain was George Constantine. Prior to the formation of the Corps, wells had been dug throughout the town in 1884 at the recommendation of George Murdoch, Mayor of the Town of Calgary. Prior to 1909, it was a volunteer fire department. In 1909, 40 full-time firefighters were hired.[2] In 1910, it purchased its first motorized fire truck.[3]

As of March 31, 2001, the department has 38 stations and employs over 1,200 personnel in both operational and non-operational roles. Their headquarters is located at 4124 11th Street SE.


The Chief and 8 Deputy Chiefs are the senior ranks of the department.

There are 38 stations assigned to the 14 wards across the city.[4]


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