Fire Inspectors, which municipalities are required to have according to the Fire Safety Act of Nova Scotia, carry out inspections on the following:
- Assembly occupancies - churches, community halls, licensed establishments, restaurants, theatres, arenas, gyms, museums, etc.
- Residential occupancies containing 4 or more dwelling units - apartments, motels, etc.
- Business and personal service occupancies - offices, banks, and service shops
- Mercantile occupancies - stores, markets, and retail outlets
- Industrial occupancies - workshops, factories, warehouses, repair garages, gas stations, etc.
Fire Safety Planning
The National Fire Code of Canada requires that certain buildings develop and maintain a Fire Safety Plan. The Fire Inspector can assist in the development and/or maintenance of these plans and has prepared a Fire Safety Planning Guide. The Fire Safety Planning Guide helps people prepare or enhance their fire safety plan so that they meet the requirements of the Fire Code.
The following occupancies are required to have a formal fire safety plan:
- Assembly occupancies (see above for examples)
- Buildings required to have a fire alarm system including sprinklered buildings
- Areas used for bulk storage
- Areas where flammable or combustible liquids are stored or handled
- Areas where hazardous processes or operations occur
For information about our Fire Safety Planning Guide or to obtain a copy, please call 541-1325 or visit the Fire Inspector at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater.