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Responsibilities of event organizers and vendors

Responsibilities of event organizers

In addition to the permit required by Calgary Fire Department, the event organizer must secure any other needed permits from appropriate City of Calgary departments.

The event organizer must supply each vendor with any information required for loading in and out of the special event.

All vendors who are cooking must be given a copy of one of the following depending on the location of the event.

The event organizer is responsible for maintaining compliance of fire and safety codes by onsite vendors.

Responsibilities of event vendors

A vendor must comply with all fire and safety regulations at all times while participating in special events. They should be ready for a fire and life-safety inspection one hour before the start of event, or at any time throughout the duration of the event.

Vendors will work with the event organizer to comply with rules for loading in and out of the event.

Fire lanes must be kept clear at all times after the allotted loading time.

Food vendors must familiarize themselves with the regulations for cooking booths.

Who to contact for clarification

Contact the Fire Marshal or his designate at 311 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-2489 (if calling from outside Calgary) for clarification of any of these responsibilities.​​​​​

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