Ontario Regulation 33/19: Amendments to the Fire Code

Latest News

NFPA 2024 Fire Prevention Week Planning and Resources

The OMFPOA is thrilled to team up with the OAFE and NFPA to keep this workshop series going. The 2024 Fire Prevention Week theme will be revealed in mid-June at NFPA’s annual conference and expo. Join NFPA Canadian director Laura King on June 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a deep dive into NFPA public education

Read More »

Charity Golf Day for Camp Bucko

Toronto Fire Prevention cordially invites Ontario Fire Prevention personnel to the 2024 Toronto Fire Prevention Golf Charity. The event will be held on Tuesday June 25 at Royal Woodbine Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will support Camp Bucko, a worthy cause. Please see the information in the included documents: Invite letter Golf Flyer Registration

Read More »

Bulletin #001/19

March 15, 2019

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is pleased to announce the filing of Ontario Regulation 33/19, a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, that amends the 2007 Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 213/07) by making housekeeping changes (to update or clarify requirements) and by adding requirements for the following:

  • hazardous extraction operations, and
  • out-of-service firefighters’ elevators.

Proposed new Fire Code requirements were posted for public consultation on the Ontario Regulatory Registry.  The OFMEM extends its appreciation to all stakeholders who provided feedback during the public consultation period.

Enquiries regarding the new regulation may be directed to the Technical Services Section of the OFMEM.  Staff members can be reached by telephone at (647) 329 1100 or by e-mail at FireSafetyStandards@ontario.ca.

For additional details, please see Fire Marshal’s Communiqué 2019-02.

 

OMFPOA ADDITIONAL NOTE:

Hi Everyone, please note this new reg. covers off amendments to address Cannabis as well as Fire Fighter elevators but it also was used to make other amendments not highlighted in the OFM Communique as follows:

  • Retirement Home definition changed- this is linked to the change in the OBC definition which excludes B3 classification
  • Records of tests and inspections- small wording amendments
  • Retirement Home added to list of occupancies where open flames/flaming drinks prohibited
  • Retirement Home drill frequency changed to MONTHLY

It is highly probable that existing Retirement Homes with approved Fire safety plans are not aware of the change in Fire drill frequency which will impact their records as well- so it would be great if the local fire departments can bring that to their attention and as well may wish to have the Fire safety plan amended to reflect this where appropriate.