Message from Chief Kevin Weinberger
The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) is a dynamic, highly trained and competent team that responds to more than 1,300 service incidents annually including, but not limited to:
- fire suppression
- technical rescue
- hazardous material (hazmat)
- medical co-response
Other key services include:
- fire prevention
- public education and information
- emergency preparedness and awareness
- pet rescue program
Our staff members are dedicated and knowledgeable and this transfers into a safe community for our residents.
We service an area of approximately 20,984 acres or 84.92 square kilometres, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our response goes beyond civic boundaries and is covered by service agreements with affected municipalities.
The AFD provides its services by maintaining a multi-million dollar inventory of equipment, administering a vibrant training program for its members and delivering a wide range of public services.
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
On Oct. 15, 2018, City Council approved a new bylaw to maintain Fire Services for the City of Airdrie. The Fire Services Bylaw (B18/2018) contains updates to specific regulations, most notably:
- No person shall use a solid fuel-fired barbeque in a building or on a balcony of a building containing more than two Dwelling Units
- If property owners allow propane-fueled fire pits or other heating appliances to be installed on their decks and/or balconies, those items must be installed to code requirements
- The Alberta Fire Code requires buildings or parts of buildings undergoing construction or demolition to have a fire safety plan
For more details, please review the Bylaw in its entirety here.
The Airdrie Fire Department would like to inform building and business owners of their responsibility when it comes to life safety equipment in their buildings.
The National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition defines an owner as a lessee, a person in charge, a person who has care and control and a person who holds out that the person has the powers and authority of ownership.
It is the responsibility of building and business owners to uphold the Alberta Fire Code by ensuring the service providers they hire to install or maintain their life safety devices are properly licensed.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Persons installing or servicing life safety systems who must be certified and qualified to work on those specific life safety systems.
- Owners are expected to ask for and verify the proof of certification and qualifications based on the component of the life safety system that is installed or being serviced.
Owners should also ensure that the service company they hire is licensed to work in the City of Airdrie by contacting the Chief License Inspector at 403.948.8892 ext. 7137.
Technicians who service fire extinguishers, fire alarm and voice communications systems, sprinkler systems as well as commercial cooking equipment exhaust systems, must meet the qualifications as set out in the Fire Code. Those qualifications can be found by visiting this link.
For more information about the Fire Code, please contact Fire Prevention Officer Russ McKeage at 403.948.8800.
- Fire Services Bylaw B18-2018 (pdf)
- Home Fire Safety Reference Guide (pdf)
- Airdrie Fire Department Master Plan (pdf)
- Pet Rescue Program (pdf)
- Qualifications for Service Technicians - 2019 National Fire Code (Alberta Edition) (pdf)
Airdrie Fire Department Administration
2525 Chinook Winds Drive SW
Airdrie, AB T4B 2X3