Effective June 1, 2006, per the Alberta Fire Code (AFC 188.8.131.52), buildings in the city of Calgary were ordered to install approved Fire Dept. Lock Boxes. The law reads:
1) A fire department key box constructed, keyed and located in a manner acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction shall be provided in a building, and shall contain a set or sets of keys or devices required to be used in an emergency.
2) A fire department key box shall be installed and provided with keys and devices in conformance with Sentence (1) in a building equipped with:
A fire alarm system where control features, including those for emergency voice communication systems, are located behind a locked pane.
A fire alarm system where manually operated devices require a key or device in order to be reset,
A fire alarm system where the electrical circuit breaker is located within a locked panel or room,
An automatic sprinkler system where the main control valve is locked in the open position,
An automatic sprinkler system where the main control valve is located within a locked room or enclosure,
Firefighting standpipe and water supply connections in a locked room or area such as on a roof,
A key-operated elevator control feature that will permit exclusive use of the elevators to firefighting personnel only,
A key-operated elevator control feature that will switch selected elevators to operate on emergency power,
Stairwell doors that have been locked on the stairway side in conformance with the Alberta Building Code, or Locked access doors to a roof provided for firefighting purposes.
Parry Bros. Lock and Safe Inc. is an approved provider of Fire Dept. Lock Boxes. Please call to inquire or book your installation.