The Calgary Fire Department trains its members at the Fire Training Academy (FTA) and Multi-Agency Training (MAT) Centre, located near Elliston Park in Southeast Calgary.
The site contains two major buildings, at 5727 and 5705 23 Ave., SE, as well as a number of other facilities designed to provide safe, controlled training opportunities for firefighters, technical rescue teams, and other emergency services agencies.
Training exercises are conducted year-round and include training in high-angle (rope) rescue, water rescue, vehicle extrication techniques, structural collapse and confined space rescue, and of course, fire extinguisher and internal search and rescue training.
Renting the facilities
Many of the facilities at the FTA and MAT Centre are available for rent. For more information, please call 403-268-8750 or email the Fire Training Academy.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a firefighter? The Calgary Fire Department’s training team can take you and your workmates through a fun and challenging day of fire training exercises. Call 403-268-8750 or email the Fire Training Academy for rates and more information.