Fire Department

About The Fire Department


The Brooks Fire Department responds to fires, dangerous goods incidents, vehicle & industrial accidents, technical rescue (high angle, confine space, ice & water), carbon monoxide, and other incidents such as providing assistance to other emergency agencies. The service is provided 24 hours a day - 7 days a week and is delivered by 32 volunteer firefighters and 2 full-time officers.



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History

View our fire departments history (PDF).

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering please visit our employment opportunities page.

Flashing Green Light

In the City of Brooks a flashing green light is a Volunteer Firefighter responding to an emergency. If you see these lights flashing, please be courteous and pull your vehicle over to the right and allow them to pass.

House Numbering

A concern has been raised in the City of Brooks regarding house numbering. There are two areas of concern. One being the lack of visible numbers on new constructions, and the other where visibility of numbers is obscured by trees\bushes. Various newly constructed areas within the City of Brooks have no numbers displayed on the outside of the structures. In some areas where the buildings look alike, it can be difficult for emergency response personnel to identify a specific building. This can delay the response, placing residents in jeopardy of not receiving early intervention.

In the more established areas of the City, numbers are not visible from the road in some cases due to large trees blocking their visibility from the road or the numbers are not large enough to be seen from the emergency vehicle.

There is a City Bylaw in place requiring all buildings to be numbered in accordance with the City's street numbering map. As this is a safety issue, the emergency services departments in Brooks are requesting all residents to ensure their properties are numbered and ensure these numbers are visible from the street. Thought should also be given to displaying numbers at the rear of buildings where access is available by a rear alley as emergency response personnel are sometimes required to access a building from an alley.

Fire Pits

Each fire pit within City limits needs to have a permit. Please visit our fire pits page. 

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