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Fire Code and Reporting

The SPSA is committed to fostering a secure environment by providing a platform that covers essential aspects of fire safety—Notification of Local Assistant, Fire Code Advice, and Fire Incident Reporting.

To assist fire services staying informed and prepared is paramount and understanding the nuances of fire safety is crucial. The information on this webpage is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate these critical aspects seamlessly.

Explore detailed information on updating your local assistant, gaining insights into fire code regulations, and streamlining the fire incident reporting process. We believe that by equipping ourselves with the right information, we contribute to creating a fire-safe, more resilient community.

Join us in building a safety culture, where awareness and proactive measures become the pillars of our shared well-being. Welcome to a resource that informs and empowers, because every detail matters when it comes to fire safety.

Notification of Local Assistant

Under Section 2 of The Fire Safety Actevery municipality in Saskatchewan has a
Local AssistantThis is the Fire Chief in municipalities with a fire department or the administrator, clerk or other appointed person in municipalities without a fire department. However, any municipality may choose to appoint anyone into this role, in consultation with the Fire Commissioner. The Local Assistant has specific powers, duties and obligations under the Act.

Regardless of which municipal official is the Local Assistant, Section 13 of
The Fire Safety Act requires the local authority to notify the Fire Commissioner
of the individual who becomes or ceases to be the local assistant. The completion
and submission of this Notification of Local Assistant form meets the requirements
to notify the Fire Commissioner of a change of the Local Assistant status within
a municipality.

Fire Code Advice

Saskatchewan adopts The National Fire Code of Canada as the minimum standard for fire safety in the province and is integral for ensuring the safety of persons.  The National Fire Code of Canada is available for free to download at National Research Council of Canada. The SPSA adopts additional fire code standards through The Fire Safety Regulations to address issues that are strictly unique to Saskatchewan.  The Agency also has trained personnel that offer fire code advice to responding agencies and the general public by calling 1-800-667-9660.

Fire Incident Reporting

Fire Incident reporting is a record used by fire department personnel to record fire events, origin and cause, casualty, fatality, damage, circumstances of the fire, etc.

Fire incidents, medical emergencies and other emergencies are issues common to all jurisdictions, regardless of size. It is through the data gathered at the time of these incidents and subsequently that an intelligent approach to solving these problems can be made.

Systematic methods must be available for the routine collection, processing and the use of significant local information.

In the fall of 2023, the SPSA launched a new process to fire incident reporting. As a part of the new process, fire officials are contacted by the SPSA shortly after dispatch identifies an incident and are given the opportunity to submit their report over the phone. Additionally, fire officials may choose to call in their fire report over the phone by phoning 1-800-667-9660

Fire incident reports are a legal record of the fact that a fire occurred in Saskatchewan, and they provide senior officers and fire department managers with valuable information about what has occurred in their district.

For more information, check out the Fire Incident Reporting document.

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