NFPA 1710 Minimum Standard

NFPA 1710 Minimum Standard


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. 



Currently in Calgary, engines have the industry minimum standard of four firefighters, while ladders and rescues have only two.


This is putting the lives and homes of Calgarians at risk.

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.