The Drumheller Fire Department is a voluntary organization consisting of approximately 50 members operating from three fire halls (Drumheller, Rosedale and East Coulee). The Department has a Fire Chief, two Deputy Chiefs and two District Chiefs (one in Rosedale and one in East Coulee) and three Captains. One Deputy Chief is appointed as the Training Officer and the other as the Fire Prevention Officer. The Department is dispatched via enhanced 911 out of Red Deer.
Although the primary role of the Fire Department is the suppression of fires, we also actively participate in fire prevention and fire investigation. The Fire Prevention Officer coordinates fire prevention programs with the local schools and, during fire prevention week, the very successful Residential Smoke Detector Program.
In addition to this, fire awareness classes are provided for baby-sitting courses. The investigation of fires is also performed by the fire department and, as required by the Provincial Fire Commissioners’ Office (FCO), reports are sent in to the FCO and filed within the department. In the event of a fire suspected to be arson or other criminal activity we call in the Provincial Fire Investigator out of Red Deer to assist in the investigation.