Fire Summit is an event held by Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and other groups every two years to discuss fire related issues that are important to the many stakeholders located in the city and across the province.
Fire Summit VII
On April 26, 2018 stakeholders met for Fire Summit VII. The topic they addressed was fire and life safety as it pertains to renovation of existing buildings.
Innovative products and a focus on sustainability leads to finding new ways to make old buildings new, but without care, important safety aspects can be missed. The summit’s purpose was to identify potential risks and propose solutions.
Fire Summit VI
In July 2016, Edmonton's Fire Rescue Service held Fire Summit VI. The focus was to discuss the role of fire safety in the building of sustainable and inclusive communities.
Fire Summit V
On June 24, 2014, Edmonton's Fire Rescue Service held Fire Summit V, a one day session to discuss fire safety in Alberta's residential care facilities.
Participants were asked to reflect on what they had heard throughout the presentations and, as groups, were asked to identify the top priorities for action that will result in positive change for residential care safety in Alberta.
Fire Summit IV
On June 19, 2012 Fire Summit IV was hosted by Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and the City of Edmonton's Development Services Branch.
The focus for Fire Summit IV was to discuss and evaluate outstanding code concerns, as well as some emerging issues. This included code interpretation for spatial separation; adjacent property protection during construction; and unprotected engineered floor trusses. Emerging issues included increased urban density and the perceived fire risk when materials necessary to achieve high energy efficiency are installed.
Fire Summit III
On June 16, 2010, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and the Edmonton Police Service hosted Fire Summit III.
The theme of the 2010 summit was arson, a crime that affects communities across Canada, including Edmonton. Every year there are a significant number of arsons in our city that not only cause extensive property damage, but also pose serious risks to our communities and diminish our citizens’ sense of safety.
Fire Summit III focused on three key topics related to arson: raising the awareness of arson, the definition and recording of arson related crimes, and the prevalence of arson in our community
Fire Summit II
On May 26, 2008, Edmonton's Fire Rescue Service held Fire Summit II, intended to bring significant municipal and provincial attention to the fire rescue needs of individuals not capable of self preservation during an emergency.
This event provided an opportunity for government representatives, fire service representatives, health care officials, and community stakeholders to meet and discuss the associated life-safety issues for at-risk populations.
Fire Summit II explored three issues: aging in place, inappropriate occupancy and single family dwellings as group homes.
In 2006, Edmonton’s Fire Rescue Service convened their first Fire Summit, a one-day session focus on raising awareness of issues associated with the Province’s building code.
This very successful event, attended by stakeholders across the province and leaders at the municipal level, drew significant provincial and national attention.