Fire safety plans for events
All events that occur in Calgary have to comply with specific National Fire Code (Alberta Edition) requirements. One of these requirements is to have a fire safety plan. When submitting your permit application, two copies or an electronic copy of a floor/area layout must be included.
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Creating event fire safety plans
Event fire safety plan must contain all of the following information.
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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.
Site plans must identify
- Emergency vehicle access points and routes (minimum six metres wide)
- Emergency exits and escape routes
- Emergency signage
- Muster points (if applicable)
- Location of fire extinguishers and first aid kits
- Contingency plans for the disabled or physically impaired
- Floor/area layouts
- Name of all streets or areas that are part of the special event
- Location and dimensions of stages, booths, cooking areas, bars, etc
- List of all vendors, including details of operations (cooking and food service, retail souvenirs, etc.)
- Location and dimensions of all tents
- Location of fencing and the location and dimensions of exits
Fenced-in compounds must feature a means of exit other than through the building or tent if an occupant load is required for the area.
Including the names and titles of the responsible parties and their phone numbers.
- Number of pay duty officers (Calgary Police Service), professional and/or volunteer security forces
- How volunteers will be identified, and their level of authority
- How security officers will open secured exits
- The occupant load of the facility and the anticipated attendance, and how an accurate count will be kept
A description of who will be making announcements, the type of audio or public address system that will be used and the content of announcements.