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Bill 216 Ms Lovely

BILL 216

2021

FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE SERVICES RECOGNITION ACT

(Assented to , 2021)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Purposes 1 The purposes of this Act are

(a) to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of fire safety and prevention measures as a means to reduce the risk of a fire or fire hazard from occurring, and

(b) to recognize the valuable contributions and sacrifices that are regularly made by the organizations and individuals who provide fire services, thereby ensuring Albertans’ safety and reducing the extent of damage caused when a fire does occur.

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Service Recognition Day 2 Each year the Lieutenant Governor in Council must authorize the issuance of a proclamation that recognizes

(a) the week that commences on the first or second Sunday in October and ends on the following Saturday as “Fire Prevention Week”, and

(b) the Saturday that occurs within Fire Prevention Week as “Fire Services Recognition Day”.

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Title: 2021 (30th, 2nd) Bill 216, Fire Prevention and Fire Services Recognition Act