a comprehensive list of services:
Fire Safety Plans:
Fire Safety Plans are required for larger apartment
buildings, commercial office spaces, restaurants,
bars, schools and other gathering places. Vision
Fire Safety will develop a comprehensive Fire safety
Plan custom suited to your building.
A Fire Safety Plan includes:√
A comprehensive audit of the building resources
Responsibilities and duties of staff during an emergency
Emergency procedures to be carried out
Methods of controlling and confining the problem
Schematic drawings of the building which locate
all fire safety equipment, utility /service rooms
Evacuation maps are to be displayed throughout the
building as per the Fire Safety Plan. These maps
help direct occupants to safely exit the building
in the event of an emergency incident.
Hotel Building Audits:
Prior to 2007, Hotels were regulated under The Hotel
Fire Safety Act.
As of January 1, 2007, hotels became subject to
full compliance of the Fire Code. We recommend that
hotel owners/operators review the requirements in
Part 1-8 of the Fire Code to determine the specific
provisions that may apply to their building.
As of January 1, 2007, Retrofit Part 9.9 of the
Fire Code was introduced, with compliance dates
ranging from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2012.
A complete Building Audit was to be completed by
January 1, 2007. Fire Departments expect compliance
to this requirement.
The various components of Part 9.9 Retrofit include,
but are not limited to;
Elements to contain a fire (e.g. fire separation
of a boiler room)
Egress routes (e.g. stairwells, corridors)
Early warning systems (e.g. fire alarm systems)
Fire suppression systems (e.g. sprinklers, standpipes)To ensure that your hotel/motel conforms, Vision
Fire Safety will complete the Building Audit. This
will lay out the requirements and the related compliance
dates. The Building Audit will identify any areas
of the building that are deficient and require upgrading.
The Building Audit must be retained and made available
to an Assistant to the Fire Marshall upon request.
Sections 9.5 and 9.8 (Retrofit) of the Fire Code
spell out the various requirements to ensure safe
living spaces for occupants of residential apartments.
Areas of concern include;
Separation (e.g. fire separation between dwellings
units and common areas)
Means of egress ( method of evacuating the building)
Fire Alarms and detection
Electrical safety (ESA inspection of all 9.8 buildings)
Protection of openings to Fire Escapes (new requirements
as of November 2007)
Suppression (sprinklers may be used as an option
to containment or egress requirements)
Vision Fire Safety will inspect your building and
recommend the most cost- effective methods of ensuring