Lethbridge has had an active firefighting service since a volunteer fire brigade started in 1886. A full time fire department was established in 1909 and it has grown into a fully modern force. Emergency medical care, in the early years of the city, was provided by available doctors and nurses and the Galt Hospital ambulance. In 1912, Lethbridge fire department took over the operation of the ambulance, provided trained personnel, and this was the beginning of the city’s integrated fire and emergency medical service.
The exhibit will tell the history of the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Service from its earliest days to today through stories, photographs, and artifacts.