Owner Gets $75,000 in Fines for Fire Alarm Infractions

The former owner of a hotel establishment in Huntsville and the principal of that company have each been charged and convicted on 10 counts of fire code violations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. The charges stem from an inspection on Jan. 7, 2013, where an unprecedented number of contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code were observed the most serious being the failure to maintain smoke alarms and the […]

Two Building Owners Fined for Fire Code Violations

Two Hamilton building owners have been convicted of offences under the Ontario Fire Code. The owner of a three-storey, nine-unit residential apartment building at 309 Barton St. E. was convicted on May 9 after failing to equip the building’s doors and windows leading out to the fire escape with closures that have a 20-minute fire-protection rating. The owner was fined $1,500. In the second case, the owner of a three-storey, […]

Government Mandating Sprinklers in Care Homes for Seniors, People with Disabilities

Ontario is the first province to make automatic sprinklers mandatory in care homes for seniors, homes for people with disabilities, and vulnerable Ontarians. Mandatory sprinklers are part of amendments to the Fire Code and Building Code that will improve fire safety in these occupancies. Other improvements include: · Self-closing doors · Enhanced fire inspections and staff training · Annual validation of fire safety plans by local fire services The amendments […]