Coaldale & District Emergency Services

Open Burning Permits

Upcoming Events: Check back for future event dates

What’s New: Exemplary Service Awards

Firehall Expansion & Renovation

Home Safety Program

Welcome to

Coaldale & District Emergency Services

Coaldale Fire Chief Kevin McKeown


MISSION STATEMENT: 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 the County of Lethbridge through emergency response, public education and fire prevention.


OUR VISION: 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.


Integrity-Doing the right thing for the right reason, even when no one is watching

Professionalism-In our training, service and how we present ourselves

Respect-Treat others how you would want to be treated, with respect and dignity, on and off the job

Compassion-Caring for the people you are serving and your co-workers through compassion and tolerance

Teamwork-Working together with each other and outside organizations.

Pride– In our community, in our job and in our department

“Respect the tradition-Embrace the culture-Live the life”

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Kevin McKeown, Fire Chief, 403-345-1331 •

Julie Garbutt, Emergency Services Coordinator, 403-345-1336 •

Gary Gettman, Deputy Chief of Support Services, 403-345-1334 •

Clayton Rutberg, Deputy Chief of Public Safety, 403-345-1325 •

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CLICK HERE for Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Information

Community Standards Bylaw – includes Open Burning Regulations

Open Burning Brochure

Fire Safety & Prevention

Home Safety Program