Public consultation on proposed regulations for mandatory training and certification and conducting community risk assessments

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Public consultation on proposed regulations for mandatory training and certification and conducting community risk assessments

Bulletin #002/18

January 29, 2018

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed regulations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 related to new requirements for:

  1. Mandatory training and certification for firefighters, and
  2. Mandatory risk assessments to inform the delivery of fire protection services.

These two new proposed regulations are based on expert advice the ministry received from a Fire Safety Technical Table (the Table). The Table was established in January 2017 to help develop recommendations to the Minister of Community Services and Correctional Services regarding modernization of fire service delivery in Ontario. The Table included representatives from municipalities, firefighter associations and fire departments, including composite and volunteer fire departments.

Public comments must be submitted before the consultation period ends on March 11, 2018.

Summaries of the proposed amendments and instructions on how to provide comments are available on the Ontario Regulatory Registry.