About the Office of the Fire Commissioner

Gathers emergency response data to promote fire and burn prevention, and develop sustainable fire and emergency services.

Services and information

Contact information for Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) regional offices, certification, search and rescue, and structural protection.

Communities in the Northwest region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the Northeast region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the North Central region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the East Central region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the Central region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the South Central region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Communities in the Southern region and contact information for the regional advisor.

Overview

The Office of the Fire Commissioner's (OFC) activities include the following:

  • Provides technical advisory services to Alberta communities and organizations that deliver fire and emergency response, and fire prevention services for citizens.
  • Coordinates high-quality, training and certification standards for Alberta’s fire rescue, and search and rescue personnel.
  • Collaborates on public fire and burn safety education campaigns and materials.
  • Collects, analyzes and publishes fire and emergency response data.
  • Provides technical inspection and fire investigation services to ensure compliance with Alberta’s Safety Codes Act.

Inspection and investigation services

The Fire Commissioner is responsible for determining the information required during fire investigations in Alberta and how that information is reported. The Fire Commissioner:

  • is responsible for fire-related investigations and inspection services in areas of the province not accredited under the Safety Codes Act
  • advises accredited municipalities and corporations on an as-needed basis
  • works with police and fire agencies throughout the province on arson, fatality, large loss and injury fires

The OFC may monitor investigation and inspection services in accredited municipalities on the province's behalf to gather and pass on lessons learned during fires and other emergency events.

See the Safety Codes Act: Administrative Items Regulation for more details.

Contact

Connect with the Technical and Corporate Services:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: firecomm@gov.ab.ca