The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) developed a document called NFPA 1710 to specify the minimum standard for properly staffed fire halls and trucks.
The NFPA 1710 minimum standard is based on science and research and it says that engines, ladders and rescues should each have four firefighters.
Having enough firefighters in our fire halls and the tools to do our job means meeting the NFPA 1710 minimum standard of four firefighters on engines, ladders and rescues.
We need the tools to reach all Calgarians, no matter where they live in the City.
To keep Calgarians safe, we need to ensure our fire halls and our fire trucks are properly staffed.
Firefighters put out fires, not fire trucks.
With current staffing levels, it is safer to live in Edmonton, Vancouver, or Toronto than Calgary.
Firefighting is a science and how many First Responders show up when you call 911 should not come down to politics.
Calgary needs to meet the NFPA 1710 minimum standard of four firefighters on Engines, Ladders, and Rescues.
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