New Brunswick Fire Safety
This material has been extracted from the Acts and Regulations of the Province to help students understand the subject. It is not an official source of information and must not be used for any other purpose.
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Fire Prevention Act
4(1)The fire marshal shall have full power and authority to enforce all laws of the Province and all by-laws and regulations made thereunder relative to the suppression and prevention of fires, and the safeguarding of people and property in the event of fire.
4(2)The fire marshal
(a)shall keep a record of every fire reported to him with such facts, statistics and circumstances as may be required by the regulations;
(b)shall investigate and hold inquiries respecting the cause, origin and circumstances of such fires as he may deem desirable;
(c)may from time to time inspect hotels, apartment houses, hospital facilities, schools, churches, theatres, halls, factories and other places, in which numbers of persons work, live or congregate for any purpose, with a view of determining whether precautions against fire and the spread of fire, and the means of exit in case of fire, are adequate and satisfactorily maintained, and to directing such alterations to be made and such precautions to be taken as he considers necessary for the safeguarding of persons and property;
(d)shall perform such other duties as the Minister may from time to time prescribe.
4(3)The fire marshal may render advice and make recommendations respecting the suppression and prevention of fires, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, respecting
(a)technical requirements to be observed in respect of equipment and other matters by fire departments and fire brigades;
(b)the provision of adequate water supply for the suppression and prevention of fires;
(b.1)the installation and maintenance of electrical installations and equipment in a building;
(c)the installation and maintenance of automatic or other fire alarm systems and fire extinguishing equipment;
(d)the storage, use or sale of combustibles, explosives and other flammable matter;
(e)the construction and maintenance of fire escapes;
(f)the means and adequacy of alarms in and exit from buildings in case of fire;
(g) Repealed: 1986, c.37, s.3.
(h)the enactment and enforcement by municipalities of by-laws or ordinances for the prevention of fire and the safeguarding of persons and property in the event of fire.
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