Fire Services

Okotoks Fire & Rescue is staffed by 32 full time firefighters and 12 Community Firefighters operating from two stations, and responding to over 1,000 calls a year. The Department is responsible for fire suppression, vehicle extrication, rescue, disaster services, minor hazmat cleanup and providing medical first response and medical co-response when requested by Alberta Health Services in the Town of Okotoks and in the surrounding rural area in the Municipal District of Foothills. Okotoks Fire also provides Mutual Aid to fire services in surrounding communities.

Firefighters receive National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 certified training through the Alberta fire training school “Fire etc.” at Lakeland College in Vermillion. These courses are offered by Okotoks Fire, surrounding departments or at the school. Okotoks firefighters are also certified through the Alberta College of Paramedics to a minimum of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). All firefighters are also certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and/or Paramedics (PCP). Firefighters also attend weekly training sessions to maintain fire fighting and medical skills, and are tested annually to ensure that they continue to meet the department's standards.


Fire Chief Trevor Brice

Okotoks Fire Chief Trevor Brice

Fire Chief Trevor Brice, is a seasoned fire service leader with over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of leading career and combination fire departments. Trevor became a firefighter in 1983 and progressed through the ranks in a number of UK fire services until immigrating to Canada in 2010.

Trevor is a long term member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), currently the honorable secretary for the Canada branch. Trevor Holds a number of professional designations, Executive Chief Fire Officer ECFO) Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Centre for Public Safety Excellence and is a certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Trevor supplemented his industry qualifications with two master’s degrees, Master of Arts in Leadership program at Royal Roads University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Trevor Served in five Fire and Rescue Services in the UK, Deputy Chief of Operations Regina Fire and Protective Services after moving to Canada moving to Alberta as the Chief Fire Administrator and later Deputy Fire Commission. Having moved back to Saskatchewan Trevor took up the role of Fire Chief Director of Protective Services in North Battleford before taking up his role as Fire Chief, Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Okotoks.

In addition to leading Okotoks Fire & Rescue Trevor is involved at provincial and national levels on various committees for the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) and Canadian Fire Chiefs Association (CAFC).

“I am privileged to serve the citizens of Okotoks, to live and work in this beautiful Town while supporting and developing the Fire & Rescue Service and our firefighters through these exciting times as the Town grows and keeping our citizens safe".

Trevor was recognized by the Institution of Fire Engineers becoming a Fellow (FIFireE) and awarded the Queens Elizabeth 2nd Platinum Jubilee medal in 2022.

Trevor is married to Melanie, they have a blended family of six adult children and six grandchildren.

Fire Station No. 1
132 Milligan Drive
Okotoks, AB

Station #1 on the north side of the river on Milligan Drive maintains a duty crew of full time firefighters who respond in town and in the surrounding MD of Foothills. Four full time firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Fire Station No. 2
98 Woodhaven Drive
Okotoks, AB

Station #2 is located within the Southridge Emergency Services Building  (SRES) on Woodhaven Drive.  It is also manned by four full time firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Additional firefighters can be called by pager when needed.