Station & Apparatus

Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) currently services the City out of a station located at 162 East Chestermere Drive. 

In late 1979/early 1980, the Summer Village of Chestermere Lake Fire Protection Group was started by Wayne Paquette and Roy Berg. The village office located at 156 East Chestermere Drive, which included the 2 bay fire hall was completed in September of 1979. Prior to 1979, the first fire hall was an old shack located at 111 East Chestermere Drive, down by the water, which once served as a first aid station and housed a 1969 Ford with an old gas water pump.

In 1996, an addition to the firehall, would give more space for a small kitchen for the volunteers at the time, an office for the Fire Chief, an area for training, and a floor drain in the hose tower. In the early 2000’s,  an ATCO trailer was added to give firefighters more room. Then a large garage bay was built to house trucks that were being parked outside and often taken out of service due to lack of room. In late 2009, the bay was moved to the public works yard to make room for the new fire hall.

In 2009, the department responded to 864 calls. By this time, planning for a new fire hall was well under way as new fire trucks and staff had more than outgrown the 30 year old, 1485 square foot fire hall including two apparatus bays they were residing in.

In 2011, with grant money from the Alberta Provincial Government, a new 6 bay fire hall was built for the department. Equipped with a training room, large kitchen, and enough room for all the trucks. CFS responds to a variety of calls, each requiring specific apparatus. See below for a breakdown:

Drone Shot CFS
  1. Engine 116
  2. Rescue 117
  3. Aerial 116
  4. Tender 116

Engine 116 was designed by Chestermere Fire Services to meet the specific needs of the City of Chestermere. This frontline pumper is used to respond to almost all incidents, including structure fires, motor vehicle collisions and medical emergencies.

With a seating capability of five personnel, Engine 116 is always staffed with four fully trained firefighters. Carrying with it ample space for rescue equipment makes Engine 116 a very versatile truck that you will see around the city often.

Truck Specifications:IMG_1279

  • 2009 Rosenbauer custom enclosed top mount pumper on a Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis
  • Engine: Cat C13 525hp
  • Transmission: Allison evs4000
  • Internal ladder storage
  • 2000gpm midship fire rated pump with electronic valve controls
  • Water tank holds 800 gallons
  • Custom built by Rosenbauer for the City of Chestermere
  • Purchased via Provincial funding
  1. Bush Buggy 116
  2. Marine 116
  3. Marine 117
  4. UTV 116

Busy Buggy 116Built specifically for wildland fires, the Rosenbauer Bush Buggy is designed to a type 6 off-road wild land firefighting vehicle specification.

Type 6 Engines are usually used as initial attack engines. They are built on a pickup truck frame with a medium duty chassis giving a GVWR of 9,000–16,000 pounds (4,100–7,300 kg). They are required to carry a minimum of 150 US gallons of water, but only pump 50 US gallons per minute (3.2 litres per second; 42 imperial gallons per minute) at a pressure of 100 pounds per square inch (690 kPa).

With a 520 GPM high volume pump, a 10 GPM high pressure pump with foam capabilities, and a 250 gallons water tank, the Rosenbauer Busy Buggy delivers the performance to meet the complex challenge of wildland fire-fighting whether stationary or on the move.

Accessing tough terrain, whether day or night, this F450 is fully equipped with 4x4, nighttime illumination, and a winch to aid in recovery.

Truck Specifications:

  • 2014 Rosenbauer
  • Engine: Triton V-10
  • Water tank holds 250 gallons
  • Full complement of wildland firefighting equipment
  • Custom built by Rosenbauer for the City of Chestermere
  1. ERU 116
  2. Command 116
  3. Historical 116


The Emergency Response Unit, or ERU116, is Chestermere Fire Services’ all-purpose vehicle. ERU116 is outfitted with a full array of ice and water rescue equipment, it serves as a rapid response vehicle for medical emergencies, and is used in conjunction with the Command Trailer for large scale incidents. Because of its high wheel base and 4-wheel drive, there are not many places this truck couldn’t go.

  • 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350
  • 4WD Crew Cab
  • Engine: 6.2L V8Automatic Transmission
  • 35in Tires
  • 360 Degree Camera