Fire Services

Okotoks Fire & Rescue is staffed by 32 full time firefighters and up to 20 Community Firefighters operating from two stations, and responding to over 1,200 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. Okotoks firefighters are also certified through the Alberta College of Paramedics to a minimum of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) for part-time staff and Paramedics (PCP) for full-time staff. 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.


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.

Deputy Chief, Dave Hodgins

Deputy Chief, Dave Hodgins joined Okotoks Fire & Rescue as a volunteer Firefighter in 1997. Over the years he has advanced in his career eventually earning the rank of Captain. In 2021 Hodgins was appointed Deputy Fire Chief.

Throughout his tenure Hodgins has undergone extensive training and obtained certifications in various areas including Incident Command, Fire Suppression, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, Fire Safety Codes and participation in a number of Technical Rescue Teams.

With three generations of his family residing in the area, Dave's connection to the community runs deep. He believes that Okotoks is one of the best communities in the world and supports that by actively participating in numerous volunteering initiatives. He is proud to be a part of the Okotoks Fire & Rescue Team that serves our community.

Deputy Chief, Colin Sager

Deputy Chief, Colin Sager is a lifelong resident of Okotoks who has dedicated his career to serving and supporting the community. In 1989, he began his journey as a volunteer firefighter, eager to contribute and make a positive impact. He progressed from an Emergency Medical Technician to become a career firefighter, where he was promoted to Captain, then to his current position of Deputy Chief with Okotoks Fire & Rescue.

Sager's passion for helping others was deeply influenced by his mother and father who both volunteered for the Okotoks Fire Department, his father retired as a Captain with the Calgary Fire Department. Serving as role models, instilling in the values of selflessness and community service with a profound understanding of the value of work brought to the community, he embraces his role wholeheartedly, ensuring the safety and well-being of Okotoks residents and making a lasting impact on the town they hold dear.

Beyond his career, Colin finds fulfillment and support from his wife of 22 years and three children, who have shaped his life outside of work.

Okotoks, with its breathtaking natural beauty, close-knit neighborhoods and strong sense of community, has been an extraordinary place for my family and I to grow and live. The town's vibrant spirit, coupled with the support of its residents, has provided an encouraging and nurturing environment for my personal and professional growth. The connections and friendships forged within Okotoks are invaluable, serving as a testament to the strong bonds I have cultivated with fellow community members forging lasting connections and friendships within the town. 

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.

Last Updated: June 27, 2023