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City of Edmonton. Edmonton Fire Department fonds
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This series contains correspondence sent to the Fire Department. It was arranged into files based on topic or sender. The correspondence reflects the relationship the Fire Department had with different levels of government, City departments, committees, and companies, and reflects the day-to-day work required for firefighting activities in Edmonton.

Administrative Records

This series contains records created through the administration of the Fire Department. The series has been divided into the following six subseries:

  • Subseries 1: Reports, minutes, general orders and record keeping
  • Subseries 2: Finance
  • Subseries 3: Agreements
  • Subseries 4: Buildings
  • Subseries 5: Human Resources
  • Subseries 6: Ephemera

Affiliated Organizations

This series contains records created by organizations that were affiliated with the Fire Department, including the Edmonton Fire Department Band, the Civil Defence Department, and the Western Canadian Insurance Underwriters' and Canadian Underwriters' Associations.


This series contains lectures and speeches delivered by Fire Department staff to graduating classes of recruits, as well as at recruitment sessions, conferences, and special events. It also contains internal newsletters and information on fire safety, and material related to fire fighter training.

File List

  • File 1: Lectures (1971-1977)
  • File 2: Speeches (1973-1981)
  • File 3: Speeches (1982-1984)
  • File 4: Speeches (1985-1992)
  • File 5: Fire-Line (1990)
  • File 6: Fire-Line (1991)
  • File 7: Fire-Line (1993)
  • File 8: Fire-Line (1994)
  • File 9: Fire-Line (1996)

Fire Fighting

Series consists of the records of fires and alarms in Edmonton, and includes 18 ledgers. An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 3 subseries. The subseries are as follows:

  • Subseries 1: Fire Reports
  • Subseries 2: Record of Alarms
  • Subseries 3: Strategic Planning


This series contains reports that were processed and described as part of the Government Reports library, and includes annual reports and other material created by the Edmonton Fire Department. It also contains numerous reports collected by the Fire Department in the course of their operations, which were subsequently transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives. Departments that are represented include the Bylaw Enforcement Department, the Computer Systems Development and Services Department, the Corporate Studies Office, the Edmonton Municipal Airport, Edmonton Power, the Edmonton Public Library, edmonton telephones, Edmonton Transit, the Engineering Department, the Finance Department, the Local Board of Health, the Management Services Department, the Office of the Auditor General, the Office of the City Clerk, the Office of the City Commissioners, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Personnel Department, the Planning Department, the Police Department, the Public Relations Department, the Public Works Department, the Real Estate and Housing Department, the Real Estate and Supply Services Department, the Safety Department, and the Water and Sanitation Department. There are also reports from outside organizations.

Fire Prevention

This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, scrapbooks and publications. An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 4 subseries. The subseries are as follows:

  • Subseries 1: Administrative Records
  • Subseries 2: Inspections
  • Subseries 3: Investigations
  • Subseries 4: Education
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