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Hot works and hot surface fire safety plans

The Alberta Fire Code requires that a hot works fire safety plan be prepared for all activities involving Hot Works. Fire safety plans that involve hot works must be submitted to us for review and acceptance in writing.

 

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Information on who needs a plan, how to submit a plan, where to store them, and other requirements can be found on our fire safety plans page.

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Types of hot works and hot surface fire safety plans

Each type of hot works fire safety plans listed below use the same hot works fire safety plan template and should be filled out according to the type of plan required. Our template is a fillable form and once completed, must be uploaded to our 311 link for review and acceptance. This template is the only plan we accept for review.

Hot works - small buildings

For use in residential single family and two-family development. One generic hot works fire safety plan is required for each single or two-family development.

One per contractor which covers the city.

Our generic hot works template is a fillable pdf form. Once you have completed it, it must be uploaded to 311 for review and acceptance.

Hot works – all job sites

For use on all small job sites under $5,000.

One generic hot works fire safety plan per contractor which covers the city.

Our generic hot works template is a fillable pdf form. Once you have completed it, it must be uploaded to 311 for review and acceptance.

Hot surface application – Site specific

For use on site specific roofing applications.

One plan is required per building. Consult with us for approval.

Our generic hot surface template is a fillable pdf form. Once you have completed it, it must be uploaded to 311 for review and acceptance.

Creating fire safety plans

To help you create your Fire Safety Plan we supply each building and business with the following information and documents. This information should be stored in a binder labeled “Fire Safety Plan”.

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Fire Safety Plan Resources

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The vital building information form is a quick reference sheet for initial responders and must be completed by someone knowledgeable enough to provide accurate information. If additional details and information can be added to the tabbed sections (see below). Not all sections in the form will apply to all buildings, please complete the information that applies to your building or business.

You are required to have five copies of this form in the fire safety binder.

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These approved symbols should be used on the base building drawing and if applicable the fire alarm zone drawing. Not all symbols may be needed on all drawings and only the symbols used on the drawings are required in the legend.

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Our sample base building drawing shows you how to label items such as fire department access points, stairways, fire department connections and the separations between building areas like office and warehouse. Not all symbols may be needed on all drawings. Only the symbols used in your drawings are required in the legend.

You are required to have 5 copies of your building drawings in the fire safety binder.

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Fire alarm zone drawings are required when a building has a fire alarm system that has zoned coverage. During an alarm, a fire alarm system with zoned coverage will indicate at the fire alarm panel which zone in the building is in alarm but it doesn’t give an exact location of the device that set the system into alarm. These drawings will let the fire crews know which section of the building is covered by which zone. Only symbols used are required in the legend.

You are required to have 5 copies of these drawings in the fire safety binder.

Sample Fire Alarm Zone Drawings

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All of the information and drawings within the fire safety binder should be inserted into appropriately labeled sections with tabs. If there is more information than can fit into the VBI form, insert that information in the appropriately labeled section.

Copies of all maintenance certificates (fire alarms, fire pump, sprinklers systems etc.) should be inserted in appropriately labeled sections.


For more information about developing a Fire Safety Plan, contact Fire Inspections and Investigations by calling 311 from within Calgary or at 403-268-2489 if calling from outside Calgary.