Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators

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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators

Bulletin #001/18

January 18, 2018

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is inviting public comment on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code related to new requirements for:

  • Combustible Furniture Located in Corridors / Lobbies
  • Notification for Out of Service Firefighters’ Elevators

The proposed changes to the Fire Code reflect feedback received from two Technical Advisory Committees led by the OFMEM and comprised of a wide range of stakeholder groups.

Proposed changes relating to “Combustible Furniture Located in Corridors / Lobbies” address various options for permitting the placement of combustible furniture in building corridors and lobbies.

Proposed changes relating to “Notification for Out of Service Firefighters’ Elevators” address requirements for notifying supervisory staff, building occupants, and the fire department where a firefighters’ elevator is not operational.

Public comments must be submitted before the consultation period ends on February 20, 2018.  Your participation is important and encouraged as feedback will help guide changes to the Fire Code.

Summaries of the proposed amendments and instructions on how to provide comments are available on the Ontario Regulatory Registry at:  http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=26411&language=en