Fire Prevention and Safety

Fire prevention and safety is an important component in reducing the risk and number for fires in the City of Leduc and surrounding region. Fire Prevention Officers work together with the community and its members to provide services, programs and education to support everyone in understanding and knowing how to be fire safe.

Fire prevention and safety focuses on:


Inspections

Ensuring every building in the City of Leduc complies with the National Fire Code – Alberta Edition, Fire Prevention Officers carry out inspections of commercial and residential properties (by request), along with special events.

Before any proposed developments are built or new businesses open, fire safety plans are to be submitted for review and approval. Plans and permits ensure that you are prepared in an event of a fire or emergency.

Fire Prevention Officers, with proper documentation, may issue:

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For businesses:

For construction sites and developments:

For events:

To book an inspection or inquiries, call our Fire Prevention Officers at 780-980-8475


Investigations

Fires always have a cause. Once flames are extinguished, fire investigators are called to determine the origin, cause and circumstance. Investigations use an array of technology, information and communication to help determine the cause of a fire.

A fire can be a life-changing event. If you require assistance, our Emergency Social Services can set you up with resources and help to get you and your family through this difficult time. Use the First 24 Hours After a Fire Loss to help guide you through the recovery process.


Public Education

Education is vital factor when it comes to reducing the risks and number of fires. Your knowledge about fire safety can save lives and prevent injuries. Learn more below about the programs and tips that can help you protect your friends and family from harm.

Programs

No 'Butts' About It

Potted plants and wooden materials are no place to ‘butt out’ any smoking materials, we’re asking citizens to create a #FireSafe option of a ‘Butt Bucket’ for proper disposal. A butt bucket consists of a metal or clay bucket or pot, filling it three-quarters of the way with a non-combustible material, such as sand, and then placing it in a safe location on your deck/patio (not sitting or hanging on the exterior of the building).

Please keep in mind:

  • Always wet butts and matches before discarding them in a garbage container
  • Always keep lighters, matches and smoking materials out of a child’s reach
  • Never discard smoking materials on the ground, in garages or in dry, grassy areas*
  • Never throw smoking materials outside a vehicle window

*Adverse weather conditions can lead to fire hazards, Fire bans [link to page] may be in effect to protect citizens and property.

Fire Prevention Week

The first week of October is Fire Prevention week, designed to educate citizens on the risks involved with fire and to promote fire-safe practices to safeguard you, your loved ones and property. Follow along to our social media accounts and website for more information.

Alongside with Fire Prevention Week, Leduc Fire's Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm program collectively targets neighbourhoods in the community to receive new alarms or have them tested as part of our collective fire prevention strategy. See if your home is eligible to receive this service.

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