The Fire Safety Codes Officers with the Town of Cochrane are also engaged in public education. One officer is assigned the lead on public education, and is assisted by the crews, when available, to bring fire and life safety knowledge to our community.
October 3 - to October 9, 2021 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
Fire Prevention Programs
*In-Station/in-person programs and events temporarily paused; virtual opportunities continue where applicable.
- Assist schools with fire drills
- Assistance with preparing home escape plans
- Assistance with commercial business emergency plans
- Assistance and information on emergency management in the event of a disaster
- Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association, is available to attend your event to promote fire prevention and safety messages.
- 52 BBQ - we have a two-burner barbecue and grill for non-profit community groups to utilize during the season. Call 403-851-2540 to book
- Station hall tours (Tour Request form)
- Hockey game - each year the Fire Society, along with the local RCMP, host a hockey game. All proceeds from the game are given to local charities
- Parade and public event appearances
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency provides very useful basic fire safety information on easy-to-print fact sheets, including:
- Smoke alarms
- Fire extinguishers
- Carbon monoxide detectors