Mandatory Training

Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies, and Retirement Homes

Mandatory Training

Owners, landlords, property managers of vulnerable occupancies and the fire service are reminded that as of January 1, 2017, Articles 1.2.3.2. and 1.2.4.2. of Section 1.2 (Qualifications) of Division C of the Fire Code, come into force.  Article 1.2.3.2. requires persons responsible for implementing fire safety plans in vulnerable occupancies to have successfully completed a qualification course acceptable to the Fire Marshal.  Article 1.2.4.2. requires Chief Fire Officials who are responsible for approving such fire safety plans to have also completed a qualification course acceptable to the Fire Marshal.  Specifically:

  • Persons responsible for implementing fire safety plans are required to take the course, “Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians: Training for Owners/Operators of Care Occupancies, Care/Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes” 
  • Chief Fire Officials responsible for approving fire safety plans are required to take the course, “Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians: Training for Chief Fire Officials”

Both qualification courses are delivered by the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) through their website at the following link:  www.pshsa.ca/ofmem/

Questions and Answers relating to the mandatory training can be accessed here.

Note:
In addition to the mandatory courses, PSHSA also offers through their website an optional course, “Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians: Training for Supervisory Staff of Care Occupancies, Care/Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes” to supplement the training required for persons designated as supervisory staff for the facility.

Training Information