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Banff's Fire Department
Banff's Fire Department is made up of 26 volunteer and three full-time members. The department is equipped with 1,500 and 1,050 GPM (gallons per minute) pumpers, a rescue truck, a 75 ft. aerial ladder truck and the "Jaws of Life."

FireSmart Forum
Banff residents interested in learning more about wildfire protection and how to reduce risk to their home should attend the FireSmart Forum Monday, April 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the Max Bell Building, Banff Centre. Featuring a keynote presentation by Alan Westhaver, who will share what was learned from conducting post-fire forensic reviews of the Fort McMurray, Slave Lake, and Kelowna wildfires. Information sessions will follow for residents interested in becoming neighbourhood champions. Learn how to evacuate and how to shelter in place, as well as about the Town's combustible roof replacement incentive. Parks Canada will host an interactive workshop on fire ecology.


Combustible Roof Replacement Incentive Program
The Town of Banff is offering financial incentives to homeowners whose homes are in high and moderate wildfire risk zones and currently have an unrated combustible roof system. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

Donate your Old Car
Donate your unwanted vehicle to the Banff Fire Department so it can be used for training purposes. Firefighters use old cars to practice extrication, patient care and stabilization. To donate your vehicle, call the fire department at 403.762.1256. A charitable tax receipt of $300 is available. The department is unable to accept large, commercial-sized vehicles.

Department Responsibilities
The Fire Department:
  • Coordinates 911 emergency dispatch services within Banff National Park
  • Coordinates emergency services and emergency preparedness within the Town of Banff
  • Manages public education during National Fire Prevention Week
  • Handles fire safety and structural fire prevention
  • Handles fire protection and inspections
  • Manages the community’s FireSmart initiative. FireSmart Banff and FireSmart Canada

Banff FirefightersContact
Banff Fire Department Administration
403.762.1256

In case of emergency call 911