With current staffing levels, it’s safer to live in Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto than Calgary

“With current staffing levels, it’s safer to live in Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto than Calgary,” Matt Osborne of the Calgary Firefighters Association told council, noting the city has the lowest-staffed metropolitan fire department in the country.

“The firefighters’ association said that Calgary does not currently meet the National Fire Protection Agency minimum standard for staffing requirements, also known as NFPA 1710. When applied to Calgary’s context, those standards would have four crew members per engine truck, ladder truck and rescue truck, while also being able to respond within seven minutes of a call.”

 

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