Office of the Fire Commissioner
The Office of the Fire Commissioner's (OFC) activities include the following:
- providing technical advisory services to Alberta communities and organizations that deliver fire and emergency response and prevention services for citizens
- coordinating high-quality, uniform training and certification standards for Alberta’s fire rescue and search and rescue personnel
- provides various public safety education campaigns and materials aimed at encouraging Albertans and visitors to Alberta to act safely
- collecting, analyzing and publishing fire and emergency response data generated by fire rescue departments and search and rescue teams
Other activities within the OFC’s mandate include advising municipalities on delivery of their public safety education and providing technical inspection and fire investigation services to ensure compliance with Alberta’s building and fire codes.
The OFC holds the provincial accreditation by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress on behalf of the Government of Alberta. The OFC administers these accreditation and certification programs for the fire rescue and search and rescue services.