The Fire Marshal oversees the inspectors and investigators within the division of Risk Management.
The department was created on 25 August 1885 as the Calgary Hook, Ladder and Bucket Corps and a chemical engine was ordered soon after. Prior to the formation of the Corps, wells had been dug throughout the town in 1884 at the recommendation of George Murdoch, Mayor of the Town of Calgary. These "Chief Officers" are responsible for overseeing management functions as well as supervising fire operations.
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In the Calgary Fire Department, the Chief Officers are: The Fire Department also relies on numerous Support Staff to fill various roles.
Uniformed local 255 support staff members are firefighters who have moved into a different role with the Department.
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