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In Brantford we post all Inspection Orders on all buildings. We look at Section 24(1) of the FPPA. “served upon the owner and any occupant”.
(except single family dwellings)
Good Morning Keith,
Brantford has a Site Plan Control Approval agreement between the developer and city prior to building permit being issued.
7.9.g of our agreement reads “When public hydrants are located on the opposite side of a multi-lane(4 or more) street, a private hydrant will be required”. (on the side of the development)
if it was not for this agreement we would never get the hydrant.
Thank you for the info everyone. Please see below list of items that the Brantford Fire Department will require prior to the construction of a hay maze.
a)Provide a scaled layout of the maze with distances to parked cars and buildings included.
b)Provide a fire safety plan procedure that staff will follow in the event of fire emergency.
c)Ensure two staff members are present at all times during maze operation.
d)Ensure one staff member is present at all times during off-hours for security purposes.
e)Provide a large NO SMOKING sign at each corner of the maze.
f)Provide two 2.5 gallon water or two 5lb ABC fire extinguishers for the maze (one at the entrance and one at the exit)
g)Ensure that a bull horn or loud speaker is available for staff to notify the public of an emergency.
h)No fireworks shall be discharged within 91m of the maze
In Brantford we run with a completely voluntary system for off hours. The system runs like this;
1) Qualified FPO’s are put onto a list (if they wish)
2) When an evening call occurs, the first person on the list is called and asked to attend. If they are not available, the second person on the list is then called.
3) If no one is available to attend the scene, the fire crews will remain on scene until the next normal working day and the CFPO will then assign someone to attend.
note: there is a rotation on the “first call”
Keith, great montage of fire code issues. My question, is this thing listed.
The Fire Safety Plan for this building will become even more important now.
Since we’ve had numerous discussions around mobile food vendors I thought I’d share this recent news story here.
Philadelphia food truck explosion injures 12
We have a bylaw in Brantford http://code.municipalworld.com/brantford/520.pdf see Article 5 for the consumer fireworks section.
Thanks David, in addition to your advice I got some advice from the OFMEM on this topic.
“In addition to the outdoor storage terms of Division B of the Fire Code Subsection 4.2.11 that could apply (and the other related Part 4 aspects for handling, spill control, containers etc.), there may be other municipal considerations – particularly for temporary structures or construction sites, for which there may be zoning/site agreement terms, and on railway lands, for which federal rules could apply or agreements could exist”.
Great idea “educate the support workers in fire safety behavior”. Let us know how things turn out.
We don’t have a bylaw in Brantford that covers this. If I was to draft one up I would ensure that all “Mobile Food Service Vehicles” are included (see TSSA Director order FS-056-06) and I would also ensure the OFM Q&A info was included;
Q8 Does this Article apply to a chip wagon that is located at one site?
A8 The Fire Code definition for a building is less prescriptive than found in the Building Code and deals with a structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.
Where a chip wagon has taken on sufficient elements of site permanence, Fire Code provisions could be used to require exhaust and fire protection systems for an active business.
Elements of permanence could be:
lack of or expired licence plates
-foundation under axles or frame
-permanent attachment of services (power, water, sewers)
-removal of engine
-modification of vehicle to render it untowable
-regular hours of commerce
Fire departments should be aware of the provisions of other laws or by-laws that could also apply, such as those relating to building permits, zoning approval, spatial separations, parking, access and air emissions.
Nevertheless, a specific by-law identifying the controls required by the municipality for chip wagons (particularly those which are mobile) would provide the clearest path to obtaining fire protection and exhaust systems.
Karin, your post is missing the “signs”