After the flames are extinguished is when a fire investigator’s work begins. They look for information and evidence to determine how and where the fire started. 

Under the Safety Codes Act of Alberta, every fire that results in a dollar loss must be investigated as to the origin, cause and circumstances. Emergency Services has fire investigators on call 24 hours a day. The investigator is there for your protection and can provide valuable advice and assistance.

Fire investigation report

To obtain a copy of a fire investigator's report, email your request to and include the date and address of the fire and your contact information. A fee will apply according to Strathcona County's fees, rates and charges.

After a fire - what do I do?

A fire can be a devastating experience. The below guide will help you and your family cope with your recent fire. Information includes distress assistance, utility contacts, insurance and salvage hints. 

After the fire (1006.5 KB)

Fire Prevention and Investigation
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last updated: Friday, April 28, 2023
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