Fire Safety Plans

Fire Safety Plans

SCO-Fire provides review and/or development of fire safety plans that are applicable to your building and its operations. Fire safety planning provides relevant information for the control of fire hazards, maintenance and inspection of life safety systems, early notification and safe evacuation of a building in the event of an emergency including valuable information for fire departments.

Fire emergency procedures are required by the National Fire Code – Alberta Edition (NFC(AE)) that states they will be prepared in cooperation with the fire department. Fire safety plans that must be accepted in writing by the fire department include:

  • Construction, Alteration, and Demolition operations
  • Hot Works and Hot Surface Applications

All other types of fire safety plans are not required to be accepted in writing but must be submitted to the fire department for review.

Who Needs a Fire Safety Plan:

  • Buildings containing an assembly, care, treatment or detention occupancy
  • Buildings required by the NBC(AE) to have a fire alarm system
  • Demolition and construction sites regulated under the NFC(AE)
  • Storage areas regulated under the NFC (AE)
  • Areas where flammable liquids or combustible liquids are stored or handled
  • Areas where hazardous processes or operations occur

Special Event Plans

Depending on what type of event is organized, a fire safety plan may be required that includes an occupant load certificate as a permit condition.