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Fire Protection and Prevention Act Opinions & Applications (Archived Documents)

The opinions on this page have been developed by the Office of the Fire Marshal to assist municipalities and the fire service in applying the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. Each opinion contains the relevant text extracted from the Act, a brief statement of the intent, and a series of questions and answers to show how it might apply in different situations.

Part IX of the Act, entitled "Firefighters: Employment and Labour Relations", is administered by the Ministry of Labour. Therefore any requests for opinions or clarification respecting Part IX should be addressed to the nearest office of the Ministry of Labour.

PART I  Definitions

Article

Subject

Subsection 1.(1)

Definitions

Subsection 1.(4)

Automatic Aid Agreements

PART II  Responsibility for Fire Protection Services

Article

Subject

Subsection 2.(1)

Municipal Responsibilities

Subsection 2.(2)

Method of Providing Services

Subsection 2.(3)

Provision of Services

Subsection 2.(7)

Review of Municipal Fire Services

Subsection 3.(1)

Unorganized Communities

Subsection 3.(2)

Unorganized Communities

Subsection 4.(1)

Community Fire Safety Team

Subsection 5.(1)

Fire Departments

Subsection 5.(2)

Fire Departments

Subsection 6.(6)

Delegation

PART III  Fire Marshal

Article

Subject

Subsection 8.(2)

Appointment of Deputy Fire Marshal

Subsection 11.(1)

Assistants to the Fire Marshal

Subsection 11.(2)

Duty to Report

PART V  Rights of Entry in Emergencies and Fire Investigations

Article

Subject

Subsection 13.(2)

Rights of Entry

Subsection 13.(4)

Common Law Right of Entry

Subsection 14.(1)

Right of Entry for Fire Investigations

Subsection 14.(6)

Warrant Authorizing Entry

Subsection 14.(9)

Use of Force

PART VI  Inspections

Article

Subject

Subsection 19.(1)

Inspectors

Subsection 19.(4)

Assistance for Inspectors

Subsection 21.(2)

Closure of Premises

Subsection 27.(1)

Appeal to Divisional Court

PART VII  Offences and Enforcement

Article

Subject

Subsection 28.(1)

Offences

Subsection 28.(3)

Penalty for an Offence

PART IX  Firefighters: Employment and Labour Relations

Subject

Firefighters: Employment and Labour Relations

PART XII  Miscellaneous

Article

Subject

Subsection 74.(1)

Protection from Personal Liability