The Calgary Fire Department is offering to help Calgarians to celebrate their birthdays while respecting the rules of physical distancing by bringing Drive-By Birthdays to people between the ages of 4-12 and 75+.
Calgary Fire Department Chief Steve Dongworth said, “This idea came from our members and the Calgary Firefighters’ Association, and they have been a driving force in getting this program launched. We are living in a difficult time, and if the Calgary Fire Department can help in a small way by bringing a smile to the face of birthday celebrants – both young and old – then we are happy to do so.”
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How to Apply For Calgary Fire Department Drive-By Birthdays
From now until the end of May 2020, Calgarians can request a special Drive-By Birthday by calling 311 or filling out a Fire Dept – Operation Birthdays service request online.
When a Drive-By Birthday is scheduled, the Calgary Fire Department crew will be at the location at approximately 2 p.m. on the day.
Calgary Fire Department is not guaranteeing the service, as Calgary Fire Department may be called upon to assist at an emergency. If this happens, Calgarians can call 311 to reschedule.