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​​Fire Safety Plan

A Fire Safety Plan is a document that contains information specific to the building as it relates to building construction and fire safety equipment.  It also contains fire safety information and fire emergency evacuation procedures for the occupants in the building.

It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the Fire Safety Plan has been prepared and that it is implemented in the building. 

Successful implementation of the Fire Safety Plan will:

  • Facilitate the timely movement of persons to a safe place in an emergency
  • Ensure that people are notified, in a timely manner, of the need to take action in an emergency
  • Facilitate emergency response
  • Ensure that emergency responders are notified, in a timely manner, of the need to take action in an emergency
  • Ensure that fire emergency equipment (i.e. fire alarm systems; sprinkler systems etc.) is operational

A Fire Safety Plan is required for buildings containing the following occupancies:

  • Assembly occupancy or care or detention occupancy
  • Residential occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 10 people
  • Business and personal services occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300 people
  • Mercantile occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300 people
  • High hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 25 people
  • Medium hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 100, people, or low hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300 people

A Fire Safety Plan is also required to be prepared for the following buildings or premises:

  • Containing 4 storeys or more, including storeys below grade
  • Outdoor tire storage yards
  • Buildings and open areas where the quantities of flammable liquids and combustible liquids exceeds 500 L in total or exceeds 250 L of Class I Liquids
  • Laboratories where flammable liquids and combustible liquids are used or handled
  • Boarding, lodging and rooming houses
  • Subject to the provisions of Sentence 9.5.3.1.(3) of the Ontario Fire Code, or
  • Used as a convalescent home or children’s custodial home providing sleeping accommodation for more than three persons
  • Recreational camps regulated by or under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • ​Facilities regulated by or under the Developmental Services Act

A Fire Safety Plan is required to be approved by the Chief Fire Official. The Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire Department requires that two copies of the Fire Safety Plan be submitted for approval. The plans provided hedre are in PDF format. Please contact the Fire Prevention Inspector if you would like the plans in another format.​