Ontario Fire Code - Fire Safety Inspections

Online /
Feb 6 - 7, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0205-ONL23

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act Legislation and the current Ontario Fire Code Compendium that govern the fire and life safety of buildings and its occupants
  • recognize the different parts of the Fire Code and Referenced Standards that relate to fire safety inspections
  • discover the different types of inspections conducted by Fire Departments and the tools and equipment required to perform them
  • recognize how to conduct comprehensive fire safety inspections in a variety of occupancies by identifying types of fire code violations
  • use common Fire Department forms to complete Inspection Reports/Orders for violations and how to enforce them in Provincial Courts.

The Provincial Legislation and Fire Code mandate are to ensure that there is a minimum level of fire and life safety for buildings and the occupants in them. The goal is to identify fire hazards so as a fire does not start. The consequences of a fire can result in injuries or death to the occupants; the loss of jobs and negative economic business impact to the building owner.

An in-class exercise will provide the students with an opportunity to perform a Fire Code inspection and issue a Fire Safety Inspection Report/Order.

Course Outline

  • Codes and Regulations
  • Current Province of Ontario Fire Code Compendium
  • Types of Building Occupancies
  • Types of Inspections by Fire Departments
  • Performing Fire Safety Inspections
  • Fines and Offenses
  • Fire Safety Inspection Reports/Orders
  • Exercise
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Commercial and Industrial Facility Managers • Engineers • Supervisors and superintendents • Plant operation and maintenance engineers • Technicians and Supervisors • Property Managers and Superintendents of Residential Buildings • Staff whose responsibilities include fire safety such as Joint Health and Safety Committee members and Insurance adjusters.

Required Resources:
Please bring your own copy of the current or 2015 Ontario Fire Code Compendium to participate in this course. The code can also be viewed via the internet at the Province of Ontario E-Laws website.

More Information

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Codes and Regulations

  • Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA)
  • Current Province of Ontario Fire Code Compendium
  • Roles and Powers of Assistants to the Fire Marshal
  • Fines and Offences

Ontario Fire Code

  • Division B Parts 1–9 of the fire code
  • Referenced Associations and Standards

Types of Building Occupancies

  • Assembly; Institutional; Residential; Business/Personal Services; Mercantile and Industrial
  • Seven Principles of Life Safety
  • Fire safety risks for occupants of each type of building
  • Fire code violations in Assembly; Residential; Mercantile and Industrial buildings

Types of Inspections by Fire Departments

  • Complaint
  • Request
  • Routine
  • Mandated by the Province of Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal
  • Tools and equipment required to perform inspections

Day II

Performing Fire Safety Inspections

  • Systematic process and steps to perform inspections
  • Common Fire Code violations
  • Housekeeping hazards for the interior and exterior of buildings
  • Maintenance of installed Fire Protection Systems and Equipment: fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems; standpipe systems, egress facilities ,fire access routes, fire hydrants

Fines and Offenses

  • Fire Protection and Prevention Act
  • Ontario Fire Code
  • The legal process when laying charges
  • Documentation required for Legal proceedings

Fire Safety Inspection Reports/Orders

  • Fire Department Inspection report/Order forms
  • In-house inspection report forms
  • Steps to achieving compliance with the Fire Code

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


John Percy, CFAA Tech, PFLSE, CFEI

John Percy is a certified Canadian Fire Alarm Association Technician (CFAA) for Ontario, public fire & life safety educator and fire prevention officer with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. He has over 25 years of experience in the fire protection and fire service industries. He has experience with enforcement of the Ontario Fire & Building codes, fire investigations, education, media relations and building plans examination review. Currently registered (BCIN) as a Fire Protection Inspector with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing in Ontario.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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