1021 Railway Ave
In an emergency, dial 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 403.678.6199
Protective Services Contact List
Canmore Fire - Rescue Services serve a population of over 17,000 in the Town of Canmore and along the Trans Canada Highway. Canmore Fire - Rescue offers mutual aid services to our neighbors in the: MD of Bighorn, Morley, Kananaskis Country, The Town of Banff and Banff National Park. We work closely with the local mountain rescue services.
The Canmore Fire - Rescue team consists of a fire chief, a deputy fire chief, four captains, four full-time firefighters, and 40 part-time firefighters.
For current information on fire advisories, restrictions, or bans, visit Fire Advisories
For information on fire bylaws and regulations, click here.
For permits for fireworks and outdoor fires (other than outdoor fire pits) please call 403-678-6199.
Fire Safety and Prevention
Knowing how to prevent and escape from fires is important. You should keep fire safety on your mind while you are at home, work, or out enjoying Canmore's attractions. Combining safety knowledge with working fire safety equipment will help you to escape safely if there is a fire.
Call 9-1-1 immediately, if there is an emergency and you need help.
Fire Pit Safety - Backyard fire pits, as well as outdoor fire places, must meet Canmore's bylaw standards for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours. Visit Fire Pit Safety for more information.
Fire Safety Equipment - Having working and properly maintained fire safety equipment (e.g. smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers)
Home Escape Plan - Fires occur most often at home. Take precautions to protect yourself an have a home escape plan.
Kitchen and Cooking Fire Safety - Kitchen fires and cooking are the leading cause of injury in the home. Some important safety tips for preventing kitchen fires are cooking injuries are:
- Never leave cooking unattended, stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling or boiling food
- If you must leave the kitchen, turn off the stove and remove the pot from the burner
- Always keep an oven mitt and lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan
- Never hold a child while you are cooking or carrying hot foods or liquids
- To prevent overheating and ignition of cooking oil, fry foods in a temperature controlled deep-fat fryer or skillet designed for a maximum temperature of 200 °C
- Make sure to use dry oven mitts and potholders to prevent scalding or burns
- Use the stove’s back burners whenever possible and turn pot handles inward to reduce the risk of pots being knocked over
- Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, and other items that can burn, away from your stovetop
- Remember not to store combustible or flammable items in the bottom drawer of the oven
- In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed
- Clean food and grease from the oven and stovetop once it has cooled
- Never use aluminum foil or metal in a microwave oven
- If a fire starts in the microwave oven, leave the door closed, turn it off and unplug it from the wall. Get out and call 9-1-1
Fire Prevention Week
Watch for more information about activities October 8-14, 2018