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Police, firefighters among those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Friday

Posted April 29, 2021

In response to our letter writing campaign, in which there were over 3700 letters sent to elected decision makers, Calgary Firefighters are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as Medical First Responders in Phase 2C. 

This will help protect the health and safety of the public, firefighters, and their families, while ensuring the fire department has enough firefighters on duty to respond to emergencies. 

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City deems Calgary firefighters eligible for COVID-19 vaccine after Phase 2C omission

Posted April 28, 2021

Firefighters in Calgary and across Alberta don’t just fight fires. We provide direct medical patient care and respond to many different kinds of emergencies at multiple locations a day.

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Man digging grave in Calgary cemetery trapped when gravesite collapses

Posted April 26, 2021

Fire crews trained in collapse rescue were able to safely remove a trapped person from this scary situation. We’re glad our EMS colleagues transported him to hospital in stable condition. #teamwork #yyc

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Fire rips through southwest Calgary home

Posted April 22, 2021

Fortunately this fire didn't cause even more damage. The strong wind fed the flames and made it very difficult for crews. Our thoughts are with the person that was injured, and the people that lost their home and garages.

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Residents, cats evacuated in fire that ravaged Monterey Park home

Posted April 16, 2021

Fire crews from multiple fire halls worked quickly to stop this fire from continuing to spread to neighbouring homes. We are glad no injuries were reported and crews were able to rescue two cats from the home. Please, stay safe! #yyc

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'We don't have enough firefighters': CFA calls for members to be on vaccine list

Posted April 12, 2021

“A lot of people don’t realize that firefighters do more than fires,” said CFA spokesperson Matt Osborne. “We respond to medical emergencies, we respond to car accidents, hazardous material calls. We deal with direct person contact, direct patient care.

“We’re just asking, when other health care providers, when other first responders are being included, we just feel it’s reasonable to be included as well in the vaccine program.”

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