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Calgary Fire Department and The Brenda Strafford Foundation partner on dementia-friendly communities

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The Calgary Fire Department and The Brenda Strafford Foundation held a demonstration dementia awareness training with Calgary firefighters as part The Foundation’s Dementia Friendly Communities Project.

The Calgary Fire Department is working with The Brenda Strafford Foundation to provide front-line dementia training to first responders in an innovative partnership that aligns with Alberta’s new dementia strategy and action plan.

Dementia awareness training will be provided to all Calgary firefighters in February and March 2018.

“The training helps firefighters develop awareness of what life is like with dementia through experiential learning,” says Derek Arthurs, Community Safety Officer at the Calgary Fire

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