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Ontario 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 Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Fire Code
12.  (1) The Minister may make regulations that are considered advisable or necessary for the purpose of establishing a fire code for Ontario governing fire safety standards for equipment, systems, buildings, structures, land and premises including regulations,
(a) prescribing any method, matter or thing relating to fire protection;
(b) respecting standards for reducing the risk of, or consequences of, a fire that would seriously endanger the health or safety of any person or the quality of the natural environment for any use that can be made of it;
(c) requiring and regulating fire protection equipment and systems and respecting the maintenance of such equipment and systems;
(d) requiring and regulating means of egress, fire separations, finish materials, furnishings and decorations, standards of housekeeping and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and incinerating equipment and systems;
(e) controlling or prohibiting any material, substance, equipment or system affecting fire safety;
(f) requiring and regulating procedures respecting fire safety and the keeping and furnishing of records and reports;
(g) requiring the approval of the Fire Marshal or of a prescribed person in respect of any method, matter or thing;
(h) requiring notice to be given to the Fire Marshal or to a prescribed person respecting any change in use or occupancy;
(i) prescribing conditions for use, occupation or demolition;
(j) exempting any class of building, structure, lands or premises from compliance with the regulations or any provision thereof, and attaching terms and conditions to such exemptions;
(k) respecting the qualifications and training of persons servicing, maintaining, testing or repairing fire protection devices, equipment or systems and the licensing of such persons;
(l) adopting by reference, in whole or in part, with such changes as the Minister considers necessary, any code or standard and requiring compliance with any code or standard that is so adopted.
 

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