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Fire codes and standards

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The fire discipline of Safety Services is responsible for establishing and interpreting the codes, standards and respective regulations under the Safety Codes Act.

Municipal Affairs works in partnership with the Safety Codes Council to develop and provide relevant information to the fire industry, building owners and authorities having jurisdiction.

Fire reporting is mainly carried out by Alberta fire rescue services and the insurance industry.

Codes and standards – Current

The code in the fire discipline currently in force:

  • National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition – Declared in force on December 1, 2019

Purchase codes and standards

To purchase a copy of the standards, contact the National Research Council (NRC) at 1-800-672-7990 or visit the NRC website.


Technical and Corporate Services and the Safety Codes Council develop Alberta Fire Code STANDATA jointly.

These STANDATA are for interpretations, clarifications, recommended practices or provincewide variances on codes and standards matters related to the Safety Codes Act or on related topics.






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Past codes

  • Alberta Fire Code 2014: Declared in force on May 1, 2015
  • Alberta Fire Code 2006: In force from September 2, 2007, to April 30, 2015
  • Alberta Fire Code 1997: In force from June 1, 1998, to September 1, 2007
  • Alberta Fire Code 1992: In force from August 31, 1992, to May 31, 1998


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