The Calgary Fire Department is dedicated to health, safety and vitality of Calgarians, and delivers our services through an integrated program of emergency fire and medical response, fire prevention, education and enforcement. We also work with other agencies to support emergency and disaster management planning, preparedness and response.
The work we do is meaningful and has a direct impact on the life of Calgarians. Each day, our front line members provide competent and compassionate service to citizens who are experiencing some of the worst moments of their lives.
We are committed to balancing cost effectiveness with the demands of growing populations, increasing community density and changing urban landscapes. As Calgary’s population continues to grow and our demographics shift, we must continue to rethink the way we plan for and respond to emergencies and crisis events. Evolving demographics such as growth in the immigrant, seniors and low-income populations influences our approach to outreach and public education initiatives, and our citizen-centric approach enables us to continue to have a positive impact at the neighbourhood and community level. We also work closely with other City departments and business units to play our part to address social issues and improve safety and quality of life.
Making informed decisions that balance the economic, environmental and social needs of Calgarians will help us create a more adaptable and sustainable organization. Our ten-year Sustainability Plan provides the link between the work we do today and the long-term vision for Calgary.
We are currently undergoing two reviews: a zero-based review which will help us to determine the most appropriate way to deliver our services, including potential improvements to efficiency and effectiveness in how we deliver them, and a high-level review of the Community Services & Protective Services Department.
As we strive to become the international fire service leader, we will continue to maintain our high quality of service, look for opportunities to build relationships as a foundation for collaboration across The City and the broader community, continue to improve engagement across all levels of the Department, and manage our growth thoughtfully and deliberately.
CALGARY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Ward 5 - Incidents by Major Call Type, 2014
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