The Fire Bylaw was established to provide for fire prevention, suppression and protection services to Regina residents. This bylaw outlines the duties and powers of the Fire & Protective Services Department, fees and charges for fire services, as well as fireworks and pyrotechnics control within city limits.
False Alarm Fees
As of July 1, 2019, false alarm fees will be charged each time Regina Fire & Protective Services is dispatched to attend a false alarm.
A false alarm is when a fire safety monitoring device signals a request for fire rescue services not caused by heat, smoke or fire and after attending and inspecting, there is no danger to safety, health and welfare of people, property or the environment. Or when a unauthorized entry signal from a security system is dispatched to Regina Fire & Protective Services.
The following false alarm fees will be billed by calendar year to the property owner:
- 1st false alarm: No Charge – Warning letter
- 2nd false alarm: $300 fee
- 3rd and subsequent false alarms: $600 fee each
Property owners will be notified by letter detailing the incident and applicable fees.
Firefighters in Regina protect the lives and property of residents under the four phases of an emergency management model: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
A firefighter is responsible for inspecting businesses, conducting fire safety education activities, operating fire suppression equipment and performing firefighting, rescue and related duties under emergency conditions, frequently involving hazards.