Series - Fire prevention program records

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Fire prevention program records

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    • 1922-1996 (Creation)

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    12.29 m of textual records
    2 maps
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    Administrative history

    Although the Fire Prevention Act was passed in 1916, the Fire Commissioner's Branch was established in 1919 after the act had been proclaimed. The Branch was transferred to Provincial Secretary in 1935.

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    The Fire Commissioner's Branch was transferred from Treasury to Provincial Secretary in 1935. It was transferred to Labour in 1971.

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    The Fire Prevention Branch was established in 1971. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1975.

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    The Fire Prevention Branch was transferred from Provincial Secretary to Labour in 1971. It transferred to Manpower and Labour later in 1971.

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    The Fire Commission was transferred to Labour in 1975. It transferred to Municipal Affairs in 1999.

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    Scope and content

    The series consists of records related to the Government of Alberta's fire prevention programs. The files include correspondence, reports, and studies pertaining to the fire prevention tax, lightning rods, Alberta's fire training school, fire fighting equipment, and liaison activities with rural fire departments as well as provincial and national fire fighting organizations.

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    The records were acquired by direct transfer and through records schedules 1966/016, 1970/046, 1975/036, 1977/058, 1978/070, 1979/149, 1987/096, 1988/022, and 1988/184.


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        Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes all or parts of accessions GR1967.0004, GR1970.0338, GR1975.0270, GR1976.0348, GR1983.0409, GR1986.0081, GR1988.0538, GR1989.0446, GR1990.0554, GR1990.0558, GR1992.0010, GR1992.0504, GR1993.0019, GR1993.0044, GR2001.0841, GR2001.0855, GR2002.0036, and GR2002.0476.

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