Ministry of the
Solicitor General

OFM - 04-49-12

Liaison with Other Government Agencies and Individuals

Public Fire Safety Guidelines

Subject Coding

PFSG 04-49-12


Fire Prevention and Public Education


August 1998


Liaison with Other Government Agencies and Individuals


Under Review


To identify other agencies and persons the fire department may deal with on fire and life safety related issues.

Relationship With Other Government Agencies and Individuals:

Municipal fire services should establish relationships with agencies and individuals involved with fire and life safety issues in the community. Examples of these are:

Municipal Government

  • Municipal Council
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Clerk-Treasurer
  • Human Resources
  • Building Department
  • Engineering Department
  • Public Works
  • Public Utilities
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Police
  • Specialized Fire Protection (airports, harbours, etc.)
  • Other Fire Departments
  • Insurance Companies
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Social Services
  • Board of Education
  • Board of Health
  • Parks and Recreation

Provincial Level

  • Office of the Fire Marshal
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Ministry of Energy and Environment
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Hydro One
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
  • Attorney General
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations

Federal Level

  • Occupational Safety, Health and Fire Prevention - Human Resources Development Canada
  • Transport Canada
  • Public Works Canada
  • Statistics Canada

The fire department must operate within existing laws respecting its area of jurisdiction and responsibilities at all times.

Co-ordination of Government, Agencies:

  • Interrelationships create a need for careful co-ordination as the requirements for legislation, inspection procedures and a multitude of other considerations come together in support of fire protection.

Codes, Standards, and Best Practices:

Codes, Standards and Best Practices resources available to assist in establishing local policy on this assessment are listed below. All are available at Please feel free to copy and distribute this document. We ask that the document not be altered in any way, that the Office of the Fire Marshal be credited and that the documents be used for non-commercial purposes only.

See also PFSG

04-06-13 Codes, Standards, Acts, Regulations, Best Practices