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ORGANIZATIONS

Office of the Fire Commissioner

The goal of the Fire Commissioner’s Office is to minimize the loss of life and property from fire.

Advice and recommendations in the development of by-laws with assistance in ways of achieving this goal.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office is not a funding source for fire departments, however, from time to time the Provincial Government makes grants available through the Fire Commissioner’s Office for training initiatives.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office can assist in determining the needs of equipment, apparatus, water supplies, and staffing of fire departments.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office can assist in the provision of fire prevention programs and materials.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office can assist/advise with regard to fire cause determination.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office collects, stores and analyzes fire protection data and disseminates information and statistics based upon such data.

The Fire Commissioner’s holds joint certification with the Alberta Fire Training School and is directly involved in the planning and delivery of training courses and curriculum.

The Fire Commissioner’s Office partners with the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association and together strives to improve the fire and life safety in the province and reduce the loss of life and property from the devastating impact of fire.

Other Resources

Refer to the Fire Chief’s Handbook.

Important Agencies

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

IAO – Insurance Advisory Organization

WCB – Worker’s Compensation Board

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