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    • #12598
      Vince TrippVince Tripp

      Hello all, I hope you are all doing well during this pandemic.

      York Region is looking at using some city facilities as potential overflow areas for non-critical patients should the need arise. Potentially using arenas/community centers or libraries as Field Hospitals. Has anyone run into this yet at their location? What measures would you put into place for fire safety? Fire watch for sure. We are thinking about using the OFM Technical guideline “Use of Schools for Sleeping Accommodations” as a basis.


    • #12601
      Scott HardwickScott Hardwick

      Hello Vince,   I would use that guideline too.  Ensure you are in the planning stage of this discussion.  Sometimes locations that don’t have a fire alarm system is offered up, only to be rejected by the Fire Department later.


      Scott Hardwick, FPO

      Brantford Fire Department



    • #12602
      Vince TrippVince Tripp

      Thanks Scott

    • #12623
      Shannon SuzukiShannon Suzuki

      If all can self-evacuate, here are some ideas:

      – all main doors to suites and stairwells have a functioning self-closing device and can latch

      – smoke alarms in sleeping rooms. CO alarm alarms as per 2.16 of the Code (assume residential)

      – fire safety plan updated, reviewed and approved.

      – ensure that check/test/inspect on all existing fire and lift safety equipment (fire alarm system, sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, generator, fire pump etc) is current and compliant with the Fire Code.


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      new communique 2020-09


    • #12664
      John WilsonJohn Wilson
      • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

      Got a link to that Nick? 2020-07 is the newest on the OFMEM page

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      Christopher PaluchChristopher Paluch
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