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

Read the Guidelines for requesting changes to the Alberta Safety Codes (PDF, 76 KB).

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.


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

These STANDATA bulletins 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

Petroleum tank management

The Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA) is a not-for-profit society delegated by the Government of Alberta to register petroleum storage tank systems regulated under Part 4 of the Alberta Fire Code.

The PTMAA also certifies individuals to install, remove, repair and test storage tank systems.

Services provided by the PTMAA include:

  • all matters related to the registration of petroleum storage tanks
  • approval of individuals who install, test, maintain, alter, upgrade or remove petroleum tank storage systems
  • ensuring that storage tank systems are designed, installed, upgraded or operated in accordance with the Alberta Fire Code
  • compliance monitoring of new storage tank installations
  • in-service inspection of existing storage tank installations
  • monitoring of storage tank closures
  • accident or incident investigation
  • enforcement

Connect with the PTMAA:

Phone: 780-425-8265
Toll free: 1-866-222-8265
Fax: 780-425-4722
Email: ptmaa@ptmaa.ab.ca
Website: www.ptmaa.ab.ca

#980, 10303 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3N6


Connect with Municipal Affairs:

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: safety.services@gov.ab.ca