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 Certification Details

 Scope of Practice

  1. Investigate the origin and cause of fires in all classifications of buildings identified in the National Building Code - Alberta Edition.
  2. Investigate unsafe conditions in all buildings identified in the Building Code.
  3. Establish occupant loads according to the scope of practice for a Group A Fire SCO.
  4. Inspect small assembly, residential, business and personal services, mercantile, and low hazard industrial buildings (less than 600 m2).  These buildings:
    1. 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;
    2. cannot be an assembly occupancy with an occupational load greater than 150 persons;
    3. cannot be a group B1, B2, or B3 occupancy (detention, treatment, or care facility) such as a penitentiary, or hospital; and
    4. cannot be a group F1, or, F2 occupancy (high and medium hazard industrial), such as chemical warehouse or spray-paint operations.
  5. Cannot issue orders or variances, enforce orders, or issue permits for petroleum storage tanks.

Entry Qualifications
Fire Group C Level 1 Certification or NFPA 1033

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