Ontario Regulation XXX/13 (Registry and Inspections of Vulnerable Occupancies)
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 364/13 filed on December 20/13. In force on Jan 1/14.
November 1, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is proceeding to draft a regulation under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
The proposed regulation will require municipal / community fire chiefs to ensure at least an annual fire safety inspection is conducted of all care occupancies, care and treatment occupancies and retirement homes within their jurisdiction, once they receive notice of a prescribed fire drill in those occupancies. In municipalities without a fire department the community fire safety officer or the head of the community fire safety team is required to ensure the inspection is conducted. In unorganized communities without a fire department, the Fire Marshal is required to ensure the inspection is conducted.
The proposed regulation supplements O.Reg 150/13, which comes into force on January 1, 2014 and requires all owners/operators of care occupancies, care and treatment occupancies or retirement homes to conduct, and, notify the local Chief Fire Official within an agreed upon time frame, of an annual fire drill. The fire drill must represent the lowest staffing level so that the fire department can validate the implementation of the approved fire safety plan, including adequacy of staffing levels. The fire department will also be expected to confirm Fire Code compliance for key elements of the building.
No later than one month following the inspection, the municipal / community fire chief, community fire safety officer or the head of the community fire safety team will be required to file information with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) concerning the occupancy.
Office of the Fire Marshal - Technical Services
5775 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2M 4J1
January 1, 2014