Fire Code Compliance

Residential Buildings in Ontario are regulated by the Ontario Fire Code.  Requirements change based on the type of residential building.  For example a single family home requires smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, servicing of heating equipment and building permits when adding insulation.  An apartment building has several requirements ranging from smoke alarms, to fire alarm testing, conducting fire drills and maintenance of fire protection equipment.  All building owners and tenants are encourage to know their legal requirements under the Ontario Fire Code and to ensure they are in compliance.  Fire Prevention personnel throughout Ontario are Assistant’s to the Ontario Fire Marshal and enforce Fire Code compliance under the Authority of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.