Ontario Fire Code

MCSCSOntario Fire Code

The Fire Code is a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. The Fire Code is a set of minimum requirements respecting fire safety within and around existing buildings and facilities. The owner is responsible for complying with the Fire Code, except where otherwise specified. The municipal fire department enforces the Fire Code.

View the full Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

Canadian National Fire Code

There is a legal requirement in the Canadian National Fire Code (emulated in Provincial and Territorial Fire Codes as well) to MAINTAIN a fire alarm and sprinkler system in an operational condition. Part of this requirement mandates periodic testing in accordance with the Annual Fire Alarm Testing Standard (CAN/ULC-S536) as well as sprinkler testing outlined in NFPA 25.

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Greater Toronto Fire Protection offers comprehensive and cost effective fire inspection packages, designed to comply with local Fire and Building Codes. Our certified service technicians are familiar with the latest in Code Standard requirements, and can work with you to bring your system to necessary operating conditions and maintain a level of functionality that will satisfy examining authorities. Learn more.

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) and its related committees,  are responsible for the development of Canada’s National Model Construction Code including (but not limited to) the following:

    • National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC)
    • National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (NFC)
    • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 (NPC)

For more information, visit National Research Council Canada’s web site.