Fire Safety Plans - Ontario

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Sep 23, 2024 /
Course Code: 0903-WEB24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is scheduled for 1 day (3 Hours)
9am-12pm Eastern

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

  • Assess the role and responsibility of the owner in developing and implementing a fire safety plan.
  • Discover the fire safety plan requirements for use, occupancy, resources and life safety systems.
  • Interpret how to conduct an audit of the building and human resources so that all objectives of a fire safety plan are addressed.
  • Select the appropriate alternative measures in the event of inoperative life safety systems.
  • Analyze the fire safety plan to ensure it meets the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code.
  • Follow the process for having a fire safety plan

Fire safety plans are essential when trying to meet the requirements under the Province of Ontario Fire Code. A fire safety plan helps to ensure the effective utilization of fire safety systems, equipment and procedures in a building to protect people from fire. The plan must be customized to mirror the resources of each individual building or complex of buildings.

The local fire department must approve fire safety plans, and this course will provide the steps and knowledge required to meet this requirement. Participants will also learn how to implement the fire safety plan once the fire department has approved it.

The course will comprise a lecture to maximize learning outcomes. Additionally, a question-and-answer period will be provided so participants can receive expert answers to specific questions.

Course Outline

  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Fire Safety Plan Objectives
  • Ontario Fire Code, Division B, Section 2.8 “Emergency Planning”
  • Staffing Levels
  • Guidelines

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for Building Owners, Property Managers, Consultants, Security Personnel, City Officials, Engineers, Building Operators and other persons who control properties.

More Information

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


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

Fire Safety Plans

  • What is a fire safety plan
  • What is in a fire safety plan
  • Who can produce a fire safety plan

Fire Safety Plan Objectives

  • Fire prevention
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency response
  • The 10-step process from design to implementation of the plan

Ontario Fire Code, Division B, Section 2.8 “Emergency Planning”

  • Application
  • Instructions for emergency procedures
  • Measures in a Fire Safety Plan
  • Supervisory staff
  • High buildings
  • Posting fire emergency procedures

Staffing Levels

  • Office of the Fire Marshal Requirements for Vulnerable Occupancies: Care occupancies, Care and treatment occupancies and Licensed Retirement Homes


  • Local fire department
  • Institutional occupancies
  • Industrial occupancies
  • Residential care facilities

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


John Percy, CFAA Tech, FPO, PFLSE, CFEI

John Percy, Cambridge Fire Department.

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. He has over 27 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

$225 + taxes

  • 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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