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The National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition is based on the National Fire Code of Canada 2015. It establishes fire protection requirements for the safe use and maintenance of buildings, including references to design and construction standards in the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition. It also applies to the conduct of activities that might cause fire hazards in and around buildings, fire safety at construction sites, the establishment of fire safety plans, and the design, construction and use of storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids.
National Fire Code of Canada 2015
The National Fire Code of Canada 2015, together with the National Building Code of Canada 2015, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017 and the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015, is an objective-based National Model Code that can be adopted by provincial and territorial governments. Codes Canada are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC).
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments have the authority to enact legislation that regulates the following activities within their jurisdictions:
• activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities
• the condition of specific elements of buildings and facilities
• the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards
• protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings.
This legislation may include the adoption of the National Fire Code (NFC) without change or with modifications to suit local needs, and the enactment of other laws and regulations related to these activities, including the requirements for professional involvement.
The NFC is a model code that helps promote consistency among provincial and territorial fire codes.
National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition
By agreement with the National Research Council of Canada, Alberta is committed to using the National Fire Code of Canada as its base document with changes and modifications to suit Alberta’s needs in regulating the fire standards.
The National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition is referred to throughout this document as NFC(AE).
This edition of the NFC(AE) succeeds the Alberta Fire Code 2014 edition.