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Ontario Fire Code 213/07

Owner’s responsibility

1.2.1.1. Unless otherwise specified, the owner is responsible for carrying out the provisions of this Code

Owner means any person, firm or corporation having control over any portion of the building or property under consideration and includes the persons in the building or property.

 

6.6.1.1. Private and public water supplies for fire protection installations shall be maintained to provide the required flow under fire conditions.

Inspection, testing and maintenance

6.6.1.5.  (1)  Compliance with the inspection, testing and maintenance provisions of NFPA 25, “Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems”, for tanks is deemed to satisfy the requirements of Subsection 6.6.2.

(2)  Compliance with the inspection, testing and maintenance provisions of NFPA 25, “Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems”, for fire pumps is deemed to satisfy the requirements of Subsection 6.6.3.

(3)  Compliance with the inspection, testing and maintenance provisions of NFPA 25, “Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems”, for hydrants is deemed to satisfy the requirements of Subsection 6.6.5

Tank inspections

6.6.2.1. An annual inspection shall be made of tanks for fire protection, tank supporting structures and water supply systems, including piping, control valves, check valves, heating systems, mercury gauges and expansion joints, to ensure that they are in operating condition

Water level in gravity tanks

6.6.2.8. The water level in gravity tanks shall be inspected monthly.

 

 

NFPA 25;

4.1 Responsibility of the Owner or Occupant.

4.1.1* The owner or occupant shall provide ready accessibility to components of

waterbased fire protection systems that require inspection, testing, or maintenance.

 

4.1.2* The responsibility for properly maintaining a waterbased fire protection system shall

be that of the owner of the property.

 

7.2.2.4 Dry Barrel and Wall Hydrants. Dry barrel and wall hydrants shall be inspected

annually and after each operation with the necessary corrective action taken as shown in

Table 7.2.2.4.

 

7.4.3 Hydrants.

7.4.3.1 Hydrants shall be lubricated annually to ensure that all stems, caps, plugs, and

threads are in proper operating condition.

7.4.3.2* Hydrants shall be kept free of snow, ice, or other materials and protected against

mechanical damage so that free access is ensured.