The mission of the Coaldale & District Emergency Services is to minimize the loss of life, property and the environment in the Town of Coaldale and Lethbridge County through emergency response, public education and fire prevention.
It is our vision to be known as an innovative and progressive fire department. We are dedicated to the delivery of effective fire suppression activities, rescue services, medical response, hazardous materials operations, and quality fire and safety education to the public. We strive to offer current education and training based on industry standards to our members. We are committed to going above and beyond the call of duty everyday and to provide the best customer service possible.
Doing the right thing for the right reason, even when no one is watching
In our training, service and how we present ourselves
Treat others how you would want to be treated, with respect and dignity, on and off the job
Caring for the people you are serving and your co-workers through compassion and tolerance
Working together with each other and outside organizations.
In our community, in our job and in our department
“Respect the tradition-Embrace the culture-Live the life”
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CDES Staff and Contact Information
Kevin McKeown, Fire Chief
Julie Garbutt, Emergency Services Coordinator
Gary Gettman, Deputy Chief of Support Services
Clayton Rutberg, Deputy Chief of Public Safety