Public Education

Airdrie Fire DepartmentThe Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) offers a variety of public education programs, information and safety resources to help increase awareness of fire prevention and safety. 

Students, clubs, associations and citizens are invited to book educational tours, presentations and public education events with the Airdrie Fire Department. During public events, participants have the opportunity to meet the dedicated men and women of the Airdrie Fire Department, learn important fire and life safety information, see the fire halls and firefighting equipment and apparatus.

Programs and Events Available:

  • Assisted Fire Drills
  • Specific Fire Safety Presentations
  • Learn Not To Burn
  • Station Tours 

Public education event booking details

All events are to be booked via the Fire Department Public Education Request Form

  • Bookings are accepted at least three weeks in advance.
  • Minimum age for group tours or group events is five years of age.
  • Fire apparatus and crews are on 24 hours call and can be dispatched to an emergency at any time. Your event could be delayed, cancelled or interrupted without notice. Should this occur, your time with us will be rescheduled.
  • Unfortunately we do not provide presentations for birthday parties or hold birthday parties at our fire stations.

Assisted fire drills

  • Provides organizations, schools, multi-residential and commercial locations with assistance in assessing and conducting fire evacuation practices.
  • Assists public in assessing the effectiveness of their emergency evacuation plans.
  • Allows response personnel the opportunity to review a building in non-crisis mode, observing fire protection systems, life safety devices and possible hazards.

Fire station tours

Station tours are conducted at all locations:

Chinook Winds Headquarters
2525 Chinook Winds Drive SW

Kings Heights Fire Station
2900 Kingsview BV SE

Station Tours are available seven days a week at 10 a.m, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Station tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration.

In order to ensure that the operational needs of the firefighters on duty are respected, please plan your group’s arrival at the station for no more than five minutes prior to your tour time.

Transportation must remain available on –site as events may be interrupted or cancelled on short notice due to call volume.

Station tours are limited to a maximum group size of 25 people (including supervisors, parents and/or siblings) per tour with one adult to every five children to ensure adequate supervision.

Minimum age for station tours if 5 years old.

Please inform the fire department if any visitors have special needs, such as wheelchair accessibility.


Learn not to burn

Designed specifically for children in preschool up to grade 2, this program provides a self-teaching kit filled with games, activities and a teacher’s guide to present key fire safety messages to young children.

Kits can be picked up at the Chinook Winds Fire Station and must be completed prior to booking a visit from the fire crew. An on duty fire crew will bring a fire truck to your location for a tour of the truck and show a firefighter in fire gear.

Fire truck visit must be booked by completing an event request form AFTER the Learn not to burn program is completed. Fire truck visits and presentation times are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


Safety Presentations

A variety of topics are available, including:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard House
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Home Escape Planning
  • Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors
  • Home Safety Program
  • Fire Extinguishers – Types and Training
  • Hoarding
  • Comfort kits
  • Home Safety Checks
  • Fall Prevention
  • Smoking Safety
  • Space Heaters

Any of these topics can be chosen to make up a maximum of 30 – 45 minute presentation.  These topics are relevant for many different age groups and can be customized to suit the age of the audience.


Virtual Birthday Celebrations

We have been invited to a lot of birthday parties lately! We appreciate your support and would love to drive by each and every party, but our crews need to be available to respond to emergency calls at a moment’s notice. We would like to help you celebrate with a personal message from the Fire Chief, some ‘Sparky’ activities to do at home and a photo from the fire crew.

If you are requesting a celebration for a child between the ages 3 and 12, have a special circumstance, or will be celebrating an even greater milestone like age 75 or older, please fill out this request form and email it to five business days prior to your special day so we can accommodate your request.


Contact us

Airdrie Fire Department Administration

P. 403.948.8880

F. 403.948.9994


Airdrie Fire Department Administration
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday