Scope of Practice
- Investigate the origin and cause of fires in all classifications of buildings identified in the National Building Code - Alberta Edition.
- Investigate unsafe conditions in all buildings identified in the Building Code.
- Establish occupant loads according to the scope of practice for a Group A Fire SCO.
- Inspect small assembly, residential, business and personal services, mercantile, and low hazard industrial buildings (less than 600 m2). These buildings:
- may not have fire alarm systems, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems or other automatic fire suppression systems with the exception that they may have a commercial wet chemical kitchen fire suppression system;
- cannot be an assembly occupancy with an occupational load greater than 150 persons;
- cannot be a group B1, B2, or B3 occupancy (detention, treatment, or care facility) such as a penitentiary, or hospital; and
- cannot be a group F1, or, F2 occupancy (high and medium hazard industrial), such as chemical warehouse or spray-paint operations.
- Cannot issue orders or variances, enforce orders, or issue permits for petroleum storage tanks.
Fire Group C Level 1 Certification or NFPA 1033
Technical Requirements Courses