Fire inspections for businesses

Provincial occupant load restrictions

Here is some information on determining the current occupant load restrictions in effect as of December 13:

  • Occupant load placards are posted in restaurants and assembly establishments (theatres, recreation centres, etc.). You can determine the allowance by viewing the posted load and reducing to 15%.

  • Retail and other similar type businesses often do not have occupant loads posted. The Province of Alberta has provided additional clarification on occupant load calculations during the Covid 19 pandemic. For the most recent information, please visit the Province’s website

It is the owner/operator’s responsibility to ensure that all mandated public health measures can be accommodated (such as maintaining two meters physical distancing). For the most recent information, please refer to their website

If you need assistance determining your occupancy type or the area calculation that applies to your business, please contact Planning & Development Services at 780-464-8080 or send an email

We're making Strathcona County safer, one fire inspection at a time! 

Strathcona County has a fire inspection program for businesses and property owners in Strathcona County. The goal of the program is to help make Strathcona County a safer place by educating business and property owners about fire and community safety, and to identify and correct any fire or life safety issues.

How can I prepare for a fire inspection?

Complete the self-inspection checklist. (246.7 KB) to correct any violations before the Fire Inspector arrives. 

How do I create a Fire Safety Plan?

Please refer to the Fire Safety Plan guide (232.8 KB) and template (53.4 KB)  to assist you with creating a site specific Fire Safety Plan for your business.

How do I book an inspection?

Contact Fire Prevention at 780-449-9651 or

How do I provide feedback on my inspection? 

Please take a moment to fill in the  customer satisfaction survey (178.2 KB) . Your feedback is valuable.

Are you a contractor conducting work in Strathcona County?

Emergency Services aims to strengthen safety within our community by further collaborating with Fire Protection contractors to meet Alberta Fire Code requirements. 

Deficiencies must be listed on the first page of all inspection reports or feel free to use the  deficiency report (516.8 KB)  form. Include the standard that you are inspecting to, including the reference year and any deficiencies found in the inspection that require action. Recommendations, remarks and comments will not be actioned by Strathcona County Emergency Services.

Credentials of all qualified personnel intended to work on fire protection systems and exhaust systems within Strathcona County must be forwarded to the Fire Prevention division. Reports will not be accepted from technicians who we do not have record of. Please use the  Verification of Qualifications (385.0 KB)  form to submit all contractor qualifications to

Are you hosting a special event?

Fire Inspectors work with event organizers to inspect event sites and make fire safety recommendations to ensure Alberta Fire Code compliance.  

Do you require a food truck inspection?

For mobile food vendors operating in Strathcona County, please contact Fire Prevention to book an inspection. 

Further information

Important information

During COVID-19, Fire Prevention would like to provide businesses additional guidance regarding the maintenance of means of egress and exit life safety systems.

Last updated: Thursday, November 26, 2020
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