fire safety plan
 

FIRE SAFETY PLANNING

Fire Safety Planning is our main service. We specialize in FSPs, and we do not use subcontractors.

We offer a compilation of new fire safety plans, and also updates and annual reviews of existing plans for all types of buildings in Ontario. Until today, we've prepared and submitted to fire departments over 600 plans, that were approved by fire departments in many municipalities.

We are praised by our clients for our professionalism, quick response, and fair prices. We were also praised many times by fire inspectors, who appreciated that the submitted plans were prepared professionally, and the floor plans were clear and legible. 

A Fire Safety Plan is a document required by Section 2.8 of the Ontario Fire Code, designed by the building owner or retained specialist, to identify the actions that should be taken by the occupants and building management in the event of a fire or similar emergency situation. As a building owner, manager, or other person with control of the building you are legally required to have a fire safety plan prepared in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code.

The Fire Protection and Prevention Act states that “every person who contravenes any provision of the Fire code and every director or officer of a corporation who knowingly concurs in such contravention is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 for an individual or $100,000 for a corporation or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year or both”.

What are the main steps in the process? 

  1. Call, text, or email us the building's address. Let us know if you have any existing floor plans.

  2. You will receive the quotation upon providing us with the address. We will also send you a request for additional information that is beyond the scope of online resources.

  3. After we agree on the quotation, we will need a contact person to make an appointment for a site visit (usually we need an access to all service rooms in the building to prepare floor plans - we do not bother residents/tenants in their suites). On rare occasions, we may also prepare a plan without a visit if you have up to date plans of each floor of the building.

  4. If applicable, our visit in a building takes from less than 1 to 4 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the building.

  5. After the site visit or upon receiving your previous plans and information, we prepare the fire safety plan in our office and we submit it to the fire department who has the authority in the building's area.

    • FYI, Some fire departments charge an additional fee for fire safety plans' review and approval (e.g. Toronto, Brampton, Waterloo, Guelph, Niagara Falls) – see below for rates.

  6. Afterwards (time depends on a fire inspector's workload), the fire inspector will contact you to visit the building and check if the submitted fire safety plan properly reflects the building's floor layouts, occupancy, and fire protection systems installed in the facility (usually, it is not a regular fire inspection - it is only regarding the plan).

  7. If the fire inspector will have any comments or need any corrections, we will correct the plan (no additional fee of course) and we will be in touch with him/her until the approval.

  8. Once the plan is approved, we will deliver the plan to you (in a pdf format) and give you instructions regarding the implementation of the plan via email or call.

  9. One hard copy of the approved plan shall be kept in the fire safety plan box in the vicinity of the main entrance to the building (the location will be specified in the fire safety plan), together with the keys to the building, and main service rooms for the fire department to enter.

FIRE SAFETY PLAN TEMPLATES

 

Some fire departments offer fire safety plan templates. You can download them below. 

However, you need to have at least basic knowledge about fire protection systems and equipment installed in your building. If "time is money" for you, I would not recommend you to spend time preparing your plan. I've met people who spend several days preparing their plans and they were still not acceptable by fire inspectors.

 

FIRE SAFETY PLAN TEMPLATES: