Public Education and Fire Hall Tours

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.

Fire Hall Tours

Book a tour of the Cochrane fire hall for your family, school group or community group and meet your local firefighters and learn about fire prevention and fire safety. Fire hall tours are an opportunity to see and learn about modern firefighting equipment, including our trucks, and get answers to those questions that you've always wanted to ask. 

Tours are available by pre-booking a spot at 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, or 7:30 pm. Each tour lasts about half an hour.

To book a tour please contact Fire Services Administration by calling (403) 851-2540.

Important information about fire hall tours:

  • Tours are only available at 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, or 7:30 pm. 
  • The maximum number of people that may attend a fire hall tour is 30 (including all adults and children).
  • Please ensure a minimum of one adult for every ten children in attendance. All adults must remain with the tour at all times.
  • If anyone in your group has special needs, please ensure you mention that at the time of booking.
  • Transportation must be available at all times for your group in the event of an emergency that requires exiting the facility.
  • Minimum age for station tours is four years old.

Please note: The fire hall is an operational facility, and our emergency services work always comes first. Firefighters may be called away from the hall at any time during your scheduled tour. If this happens, your tour will be cancelled and the fire hall must be vacated immediately. To rebook a tour, please contact Fire Services Administration by calling (403) 851-2540. The Town of Cochrane will not be able to reimburse you for any costs associated with the cancellation.

Fire Prevention Programs  

  • Assistance with school 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
  • Station hall tours
  • 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