Fire Safety Plans

Meet Fire Code Compliance

The National Fire Code, Alberta Edition requires Fire Safety Plans (FSP’s) for buildings under construction and for existing facilities under certain conditions. The information and links below are intended to assist Owners and Builders in meeting Fire Code compliance.

Fire Safety Planning for Construction, Renovation and Demolition Sites

The owner, developer or contractor responsible for a construction or demolition site is required to develop a fire safety plan acceptable to a Fire Safety Codes Officer, as mandated in the National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition. It is required that a completed fire safety plan is submitted to St. Albert Fire Services ( at the time of commercial building permit application.

Fire Safety Plans

Choose the appropriate plan below:

Existing Facilities

Fire Safety Plans are required by the Fire Code in existing facilities which:

  • Have a fire alarm system;
  • Are considered assembly use or have a care or treatment occupancy;
  • Include storage facilities for materials covered under Part 3 of the Fire Code, including dangerous goods;
  • Include areas where flammable and combustible liquids are stored or handled; or,
  • Contain areas where hazardous processes or operations occur.

A Fire Safety Plan is designed by the building owner in co-operation with the Fire Department to identify the actions that should be taken by the occupants and building management in the event of a fire or similar emergency. Fire protection systems are also identified, with maintenance requirements noted and the documentation maintained. 

Under the Safety Codes Act, owners or other persons responsible for a property, process, or thing, are required to ensure that all regulations and requirements of the Act are met. The guiding document below lists the fire safety equipment maintenance requirements found in the National Fire Code, Alberta Edition for all existing buildings. It may be used to evaluate the maintenance and documentation required for your facility's Fire Safety Plan.

Building Owner's Responsibility for Fire Safety Equipment 

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Last edited: July 4, 2022