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Special Fire Suppression Systems

Special Fire Suppression Permit (2020)

The National Fire Code, Alberta Edition requires the design and installation of a special fire suppression system to conform to one of the following Standards:

  • NFPA 11, Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam
  • NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 12B, Halon 1211 Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 17, Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 17A, Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 15, Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
  • NFPA 16, Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
  • NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 18, Wetting Agents


Only qualified persons shall test or perform maintenance on a special fire suppression system when they have acquired an approved certificate of training from either:

  • a public post-secondary educational institution
  • they have acquired a certificate of training from a manufacturer.

Working in the RMWB

A valid permit is required before any work is done on a special fire suppression system. Businesses must complete the Fire Suppression Permit  package and submit it to the Fire Prevention Branch for review and processing.


Records of audits, plans, tests, inspections, maintenance and operational procedures shall be made, and a copy shall be retained at the premises for two years.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Branch at 780-792-5519 or e-mail us to Ask a Question.

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