“Make Fire Safety Part of Your Business”
The British Columbia Fire Code, Section 2.8, requires the establishment and implementation of a Fire Safety Plan for every building containing a Group ‘A’ – Assembly (churches, schools, restaurants, etc.) or Group ‘B’ – Care/Detention (care home, prison, etc.) occupancy and to every building required by the Building Code to have a Fire Alarm System.
The implementation of a Fire Safety Plan helps to assure effective maintenance and utilization of Life Safety features in a building, to protect people from fire. The required Fire Safety Plan should be designed to suit the resources of each individual building or complex of buildings.
Fire Safety Plans are intended to assist the owner of a building with the basic essentials for the safety of all occupants. They are also designed to ensure an orderly evacuation at the time of an emergency and to provide a maximum degree of flexibility to achieve the necessary Fire Safety for the building. There is a review fee depending on the building systems.
Additional details regarding Fire Safety Plans can be obtained from the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of British Columbia website.
For more information contact the Fire Prevention Division of Mission Fire Rescue Service at 604-820-5398.