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Safety Education and Fire Prevention

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is committed to educating the public to create a safer community. Fire Prevention Officers are active in the community throughout the year sharing fire safety messages with Lethbridge residents, big and small.​


The Lethbridge Fire Prevention Bureau has partnered with Community Safety Net to present Fire Safety - Smart choices for LIFE, a family resource to educate and protect our youth. This initiative provides young people in our community with effective tools for preventing and reacting to fires. In addition, it offers parents practical ideas on keeping their home and children fire-safe.

Each October, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services recognizes Fire Prevention Week. This is a time to promote an annual theme that helps educate residents on fire safety. 

The Fire Prevention Bureau has changed their process for booking Fire Extinguisher Training. Please fill out the request form below and a Fire Prevention Officer will get back to you as soon as possible.


If you need to recharge or dispose of a fire extinguisher, please contact:

Students, clubs, associations and citizens are invited to book a tour of a fire station. During station tours, participants have the opportunity to meet the men and women dedicated to your safety. Learn about the Lethbridge Fire Department vehicles and the technical firefighting equipment that firefighters use on a daily basis. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn about fire safety with the people who make it happen.

Booking a tour

  • Two tours can be scheduled per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon or evening
  • Tours must be booked a minimum of 1 week in advance, but not more than 8 weeks
  • Tours are scheduled between 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
  • Evening tours are available at 7 p.m.
  • Tours are approximately 45 minutes to an hour
  • In order to ensure the operational needs of the firefighters on duty are respected, please plan your groups arrival for no more than five minutes prior to your tour time
  • Due to restricted parking at most fire stations, carpooling is advised
  • Transportation must remain available as tours may be interrupted or cancelled on short notice due to emergency calls
  • The maximum group size is limited to no more than 25 people per tour
  • There must be one adult supervisor to every 5 children
  • To ensure the educational experience is beneficial, children must be four years or older
  • Please inform the fire department if any visitors require special needs (e.g. wheelchair accessibility)
  • Tours are currently only being held at two of the fire stations
    • Fire Station #4: 2825 5 Ave N
    • Fire Station #5: 301 Macleod Drive W

Please note, with it being a working fire station, tours are subject to cancellation if an emergency should occur. Should an alarm interrupt or cancel your tour, we will reschedule the tour for a later date.

School Fire Drills are carried out every year in September and October by the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services operation crews will visit homes to check smoke alarms, free of charge, and make sure they are working effectively.

Smoke alarm facts:

  • It is recommended that smoke detectors are changed every 10 years
  • Smoke detectors have an expiry date and may stop working once this date is reached
  • If intermittent beeping is occurring, the smoke detector may need new batteries

If you would like your smoke alarms checked, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, contact the fire prevention bureau, 403-320-3811 or

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services can provide a variety of educational sessions customized to different groups including: 

  • School presentations (pre-K to grade 12)
  • Sparky program (3-6 years old)
  • Fire Safety Talk (one-on-one for parents concerned with children playing with fire) 

Additional presentations can be arranged by filling out the Public Education Event Request Form.

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