The Sparwood Fire Department conducts inspections of all buildings other than private residences
These inspections are conducted for two reasons:
- The Fire Department is mandated under the Fire Services Act to provide a system of fire inspections. These inspections are conducted with a frequency that is determined by the resources available and the hazard or threat to life safety in each occupancy.
- The inspections also provide a means in which department personnel are able to familiarize themselves with the various buildings and occupancies. This knowledge will assist firefighters with specifics when responding to an incident.
In the event that an inspection results in a contravention of the Fire Code, the non-compliant party will be subject to a re-inspection fee of $50.00 following the first re-inspection that notes the same contravention. The fee to request a fire prevention inspection is $50.00.
Common Fire Code inspection items for all buildings
The following is a list of items that are most commonly checked during annual fire inspections:
- Fire alarm systems;
- Automatic sprinkler systems;
- Emergency lights;
- Exiting (including signs, doors and means of egress);
- Fire doors;
- Fire extinguishers;
- Indoor and outdoor storage;
- Storage of flammable or combustible liquids;
- Laundry rooms;
- Fire Safety Plans;
- Fire Department connections (for sprinkler systems) and fire hydrants;
- Commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems;
- Spray booths; and
- Underground storage tanks.
Please visit the The Office of the Fire Commissioner, the senior fire authority in the province with respect to fire safety and prevention.