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Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are essential for controlling a fire before it gets out of control. A partially
charged, or neglected extinguisher may not be reliable in a fire situation. All occupancies
covered by the Ontario Fire Code require monthly and annual inspections of portable
extinguishers. Any dry chemical extinguisher, whether for private or commercial use, must
be disassembled, inspected internally and re-built every 6 or 5 years and hydrostatically
tested every 12 years. Extinguishers containing other agents are subject to other periodic
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Alarm Systems are required to be maintained in operable condition at all times. As well, fire alarm systems shall be inspected in conformance with ULC-S536 and the Ontario Fire Code. This code requires monthly and annual testing. Records must be kept by the building owner/manager for examination by your insurance company and/or the authority having jurisdiction. Only technicians who have completed the Canadian Fire Alarm Association
Technician Education Program, or an equivalent course may perform repairs and inspections
Automatic Sprinkler Systems (wet and dry) are required to be maintained in operable condition at all times. Maintenance and inspection is required monthly, quarterly and yearly as mandated by the Ontario Fire Code. These inspections ensure the sprinkler systems are operable and ready for use should the need arise. Records of your sprinkler systems must be kept by the building owner for examination by your insurance company and/or the authority having jurisdiction.
Emergency & Exit Lighting Systems
Emergency lighting systems require test and inspections to be performed monthly and annually. The Ontario Fire Code mandates systems should be checked monthly and annually to CSA 22.2 to ensure they operate in conformance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems
Wet and dry kitchen suppression systems shall be inspected semi-annually by the terms of the Ontario Fire Code and NFPA 17, 17A and 96. Fusible links must be changed annually or more frequently if mandated by the manufacturer. It is imperative to ensure the cooking appliances' fuel sources are properly interrupted upon activation of the fire suppression system. Therefore testing does mean that a shutdown of the cooking equipment is required. Inspection reports must be kept by the owner/manager for examination by and/or the authority having jurisdiction.
Industrial Fire Suppression Systems
Industrial Fire Suppression Systems, like Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems, require maintenance and inspections
semi- annually under NFPA 17.