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Didsbury Fire Department
The Didsbury Fire Department (DFD), located at 2700 - 19 Street,
is a volunteer department whose members are "on-call" 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year.
The DFD  provides a wide range of services to the Town and
surrounding areas. These services include, but are not limited to:
fire suppression (structural, vehicle and wildland), assisting Alberta
Health Services with medical calls (first and/or co-response),
responding to and investigating alarm bell calls (fire and carbon
monoxide alarms), motor vehicle collisions, and providing mutual
aid to our neighboring municipalities.
The DFD meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm, during which time we are continually training and improving the skills necessary to serve our community.
Recruitment Program
The DFD is continually looking for new applications and individuals who are interested in serving the Town of Didsbury and surrounding Mountain View County.
Interested applicants should be physically and mentally fit, and should be willing and able to attend calls whether it be day or night. No previous training is required, although First Aid/CPR and any other related safety courses are an asset.
DFD has an in-house Rookie Training Program that will provide you with the necessary skills prior to issuing you a pager. The DFD tries to run the Rookie Training Programs various times throughout the year, depending on whether there are enough applicants.
Applications can be picked up at the Fire Hall or can be completed online. Completed applications are to be dropped off at the Fire Hall on any Wednesday evening between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. 

                                                  Tender 360
This apparatus is the rural water supply. It responds to all fire calls (structural, wild land, vehicle) as well as rural alarm and service calls. It also responds to all rural motor vehicle collisions (MVC), as a Safety Support Vehicle - it helps provide traffic control and protects the other apparatuses and firefighters on-scenes. It is equipped with a non-fire rated pump (1,150 L/min), a 7,000 litre water tank, 2 portable tanks that can be deployed to set up rural water sources for our Engines, 2 portable pumps and other equipment. It has pump and roll capabilities. 
Rescue/Command 330
This apparatus is the rescue/command unit. It responds to all medical calls, fire calls, MVC's, alarm (fire and carbon monoxide), and service calls with the Town and County. It may be requested for any other large scale event (i.e. large wild land fire) to be used as a Command Centre by Incident Command. It is equipped with medical equipment, extrication (Jaws of Life) equipment and spare SCBA bottles and other equipment.

Engine 320
This apparatus is the primary engine. It responds to all fire calls, alarm and service calls within the Town and County. It may be requested to respond to MVC's by Incident Command. It is equipped with a dual stage fire pump (5,000 L/min), a 3,400 litre water tank, a 135 litre Class "A" foam tank, front bumper mounted turret (475 L/min), top mounted deck gun (5,000 L/min), rear high pressure booster line and other equipment. It has pump and roll capabilities.

Engine 321
This apparatus is the secondary engine.  It responds, as the second engine, to all fire calls, alarms and service calls within Town. It is the primary engine for all MVC's within the Town and County. It can also be requested as a secondary engine to fire calls within the County by Incident Command. It is equipped with a single stage fire pump (5,000 L/min), a 3,650 litre water tanks, a 135 litre Class "A" foam tank, top mounted deck gun (4,000 L/min) and other equipment.

Utility 381
This specialty support vehicle is used for various calls, specifically, MVC's to provide advanced warning and traffic control. The truck is also equipped with a small fire pump and can act as a secondary bush buggy if required. 
Bush Buggy 341
This unit is the primary wildland response vehicle for outside fires. It features a rear-mounted fire pump, officer side nozzle mounted on the front bumper, and a booster hose reel in the rear compartment. Like all Didsbury's trucks, this unit can be called upon by neighboring departments for mutual aid. 
Aerial 370
This truck carries a 105-foot ladder and responds to all municipal structure fires and upon Incident Command request. The aerial does not feature an onboard pump and requires Engine 321 to pump water into it. This allows for a faster, lighter truck.