OFMEM e-Bulletin - Reminder: January 1, 2016, Compliance Date for Installation of Self-Closing Devices and Voice Communication Systems

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Reminder: January 1, 2016, Compliance Date for Installation of Self-Closing Devices and Voice Communication Systems

Bulletin #001/16

January 21, 2016

Owners, landlords, property managers, and the fire service are reminded that as of January 1, 2016, Articles 9.7.2.1. and 9.7.4.4. of Section 9.7 (Buildings with a Care Occupancy or Retirement Home) of Division B of the Fire Code, have come into force. Article 9.7.2.1. requires self-closing devices on doors that open onto corridors from suites and doors that open onto corridors from sleeping rooms not within suites and Article 9.7.4.4. requires voice communication systems in high buildings.

This is the fourth of seven phased-in installation dates for Section 9.7. The full Compliance Schedule for Section 9.7 requirements can be found at the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) website at the following link:  Compliance Schedule. Additional information on the requirements can be found at the Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies, and Retirement Homes Portal