OFM - TG-01-2012: Fire Safety Inspections and Enforcement

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OFM-TG-01-2012

Fire Safety Inspections and Enforcement

May 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 BACKGROUND/OVERVIEW

2.1 Authority under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA) and the Provincial Offences Act (POA)

3.0 INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES

3.1 Inspection and Enforcement Authorities – Rights of Entry
3.2 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Use of Caution
3.3 Written Records of Inspection and Note Taking
3.4 Note Taking
3.5 What Should Be Contained In Notes
3.6 Evidence of Ownership
3.7 Offence Committed By an Individual Other than the Owner
3.8 Fire Service Inspection Files

4.0 COMPLIANCE OPTIONS

4.1 Evaluating Available Options
4.2 Factors for Consideration in Applying the Compliance Options within the FPPA
4.3 Options for Remedying Fire Code Contraventions and/or Fire Hazards
4.3 (a) Immediate Threat to Life [FPPA Section 15]
4.3 (b) Inspection Order [FPPA Subsection 21 (1)]
4.3 (c) Order to Close/Authorization to Close [FPPA Clause 21 (2) (a) (b)]
4.3 (d) Electrical Inspection Orders [FPPA Subsection 21 (3)]
4.3 (e) Prosecution [FPPA Section 28, 29, 30]
4.3 (f) Ontario Court of Justice Order [FPPA Section 31]
4.3 (g) Superior Court Order: To Comply with Orders Made Under Sections 21, 25 and 26 [FPPA Clause 32(1)(a)]
4.3 (h) Superior Court Order: To Remedy Fire Code Contraventions [FPPA Clause 32 (1) (b)]
4.3 (i) Fire Safety Commission Order [FPPA Section 33]

5.0 REVIEWS AND APPEALS

5.1 Fire Marshal Review
5.2 Fire Safety Commission Appeal
5.3 Divisional Court Appeal

6.0 PROCESSES TO RECOVER COSTS

6.1 Preparing and Issuing an Order to Pay Costs
6.2 Additional Processes to Recover Costs [FPPA Section 38, 39 and 40]

7.0 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION

8.0 PROSECUTION PROCESS

8.1 Enforcement Forms
8.2 Proceeding – Part I of the POA
8.3 Proceedings – Part III of the POA
8.4 Swearing the Information and Service of Summons
8.5 Prosecutor Brief – Disclosure
8.6 Consult with Provincial Prosecutor or Municipal Prosecutor
8.7 Notice of Intent and Record of Previous Conviction(s)
8.8 Pre-Court Inspection of Property
8.9 Attending Court
8.10 Obtain a Record of Conviction(s)

9.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

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Abstract

When conducting fire safety inspections, the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 S.O. 1997, Chapter 4, herein referred to as FPPA, and its companion regulation, Ontario Regulation 213/07 Fire Code, herein referred to as the Fire Code ensures that compliance not only protects the occupants of structures, but in the event of a fire, protects fire service first responders. It is the responsibility of municipalities to conduct fire safety inspections based on needs and circumstances within their municipality.

The FPPA provides several options that can be exercised by the fire service to achieve compliance with the FPPA and the Fire Code. All options will be discussed in this document and will include an analysis of considerations for applicability, depending on the circumstances. The efficient and effective use of these options as provided by the FPPA will ensure the Ontario Fire Service is protecting the citizens of Ontario and all fire service members.

Abstract Tip:
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1.0 SCOPE

The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has developed this guideline to assist municipalities and their fire services in meeting their fire safety inspection and enforcement responsibilities in the most effective and efficient way possible, as provided by the FPPA. To ensure efficient and effective fire safety inspections are carried out, consideration should be given to the compliance options outlined in Section 4.0 of this guideline. The option(s) selected should ensure that the Fire Code contraventions are dealt with in the most expeditious manner.

For further information or assistance contact the Community Safety Enhancements Operations Manager at 1-800-565-1842.

This guideline consists of:

•  A description of options and analysis to effectively and efficiently gain compliance in the most expeditious manner as provided by the FPPA;

•  Tips and discussion points are provided for the assistant to the Fire Marshal to efficiently and effectively apply the Fire Code; and

 Enforcement Decision Process Flowchart.

Enforcement Decision Process Flowchart

The Enforcement Decision Process Flowchart outlines the various options inspectors may utilize to address Fire Code violations and other fire hazards identified or encountered, based on the circumstances.

2.0  BACKGROUND/OVERVIEW

Part VI of the FPPA establishes the authority for designated fire officials to enter and inspect properties. There is a variety of compliance and/or enforcement options that may be implemented by the fire official when encountering fire safety hazards or Fire Code violations. Comprehensive inspection and enforcement practices should be outlined in the fire service operating guidelines. Implementation of fire service guidelines on inspection processes are intended to ensure that all persons are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.

2.1 Authority under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA) and the Provincial Offences Act (POA)

Persons designated as an assistant to the Fire Marshal under the provisions of Section 11 of the FPPA must understand their authority as outlined in the FPPA and their resultant designation as a Provincial Offences Officer in the POA.

3.0 INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES

3.1 Inspection and Enforcement Authorities – Rights of Entry


The FPPA contains provisions for warrant-less entry for the purpose of conducting a fire safety inspection. In most instances, inspections are conducted without the need of an entry warrant. A Warrant Authorizing Entry pursuant to Section 20 of the FPPA is required when an assistant to the Fire Marshal has been refused entry or there is a reasonable belief that entry will be denied. An Entry Warrant should not be confused with the Search Warrant provisions, as noted in the Provincial Offences Act (POA). An entry warrant provides authority to use force in the company of a police officer as necessary. Should such force be necessary, a charge of obstruction would be advisable. In addition, an entry warrant provides the authority to exercise the inspection provisions of FPPA Section 19. For guidance on obtaining an entry warrant under the FPPA, refer to TG 02-2004, “Obtaining an Entry Warrant under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act”.

A POA Search Warrant pursuant to Section 158 of the POA is rarely required for inspection purposes, as rights of entry are addressed in Section 19 and 20 of the FPPA. A POA Search Warrant may be required if, as a result of an initial inspection, the inspector has formed the opinion that charges will be laid and intends to return to the inspection location to gather additional information to support the laying of the original charge. As these situations are rare, assistants to the Fire Marshal may consider seeking advice from their municipal prosecutor.

Tip 3.1:

If possible, inspectors are encouraged to gather all pertinent information at the time of the initial inspection as outlined in Subsection 19.(6) Clauses (a) to (f) of the FPPA.

3.2 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Use of Caution

The Charter of Rights provides certain protections to persons who may be subject to inspection or investigation by federal or provincial legislation. Of particular interest to FPPA inspections is a person’s right to be cautioned when being questioned by an assistant to the Fire Marshal in some circumstances.

A caution is a verbal warning given to an individual who the inspector believes has committed an offence when the inspector wishes to question that person further to gather additional information and evidence. It is understood that a regulatory statute (i.e., FPPA) does not carry with it the stigma normally associated with a criminal investigation. Such statutes such as the FPPA provisions include the authority to question a person on matters relevant to the inspection, Subsection 19 (6) (f).

Cautions are used infrequently as it is preferable to rely on physical (visual) evidence as opposed to statements when collecting information. However, in circumstances such as an inspector considering an intentionally disabling charge, it may be necessary to continue to ask questions in order to determine whether it was intentionally disabled.

Tip 3.2:

Primary Caution

You may be charged with an offence under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

You are not obliged to say anything unless you wish to do so, but whatever you say may be given in evidence or may be used to gather further evidence. You are not compelled to answer any questions at this time and you will not be charged with obstruct for failing to answer questions. If you wish to call a lawyer, you may do so. You are not under arrest and you are free to leave.

Do you understand the caution I have read to you?

Secondary Caution

If you have already spoken to any inspector, or any other Provincial Offences Officer, or any police officer, or any other person in authority, in connection with this matter, I want it clearly understood that I do not want it to influence you in making any statement.

Do you understand this caution?

3.3 Written Records of Inspection and Note Taking

Efficient note taking is a direct reflection of the professionalism of a fire service and the fire service, in general. An inspector’s notes will form part of the evidence to be disclosed as required when exercising options for remedying Fire Code contraventions and/or fire hazards.

Notes provide a record of an individual’s actions and observations. Notes should only contain the facts and should record only observations made by the person recording the notes. Opinions and personal comments should not be included in notes.

Notes are used to refresh a person’s memory and for reporting purposes. Notes act as a record of the past and the present and can provide a history of compliance or non-compliance for a specific property.

3.4 Note Taking

Accurate, detailed and complete notes give credibility to the inspector’s testimony when required to give evidence in court.

Notes can be hand-written, recorded on a handheld voice recorder or produced electronically. In all circumstances, notes must be protected from revisions, amendments or deletions after they have been completed. It is important that in courtroom proceedings the notes reflect an accurate account of observations made at the time of the inspection.

The first step to efficient note taking is to establish departmental operating guidelines on note taking and retention. Whether notes are recorded in writing, on a handheld voice recorder or on a computer, there should be departmental operating guidelines to protect and retain all notes. Notes that are transcribed from a recording are not the original notes – the recording itself must be retained. In the same manner, if handwritten notes are transcribed, the original handwritten notes must still be retained.

If notes are recorded in writing, the fire service should decide on the type of written format that best suits their needs. However, notebooks provided by the fire service, are owned by the fire service and should be retained by the fire service under record retention policies. If a member of the fire service leaves for any reason, all notes are returned to the fire service to be stored for future use or destruction, as required by the retention policy. Although some retention policies may require that notes be kept a minimum of seven years, it is recommended that the notes be retained indefinitely.

The OFM recommends any of the following be used to record notes:

• Black 3” x 5” flip top books, similar to those typically used by police services;

• White 5 ½” x 8 ½” notebooks designed by the OFM, or similar; or

•  8 ½” x 11” notebooks purchased at any retail outlet.

The courts prefer bound and page numbered notebooks similar to the one designed by the OFM and/or computer generated notes, as long as the following points are considered:

• Every member of the fire service in a fire service should be using the same type of notebook;

• The notebook should also identify the owner of the notebook;

• Pages be numbered;

• The notebook has a margin that is at least one inch from the left side of the page. Information regarding times should be recorded in that left hand margin;

• Notebooks be numbered and the front cover show both the commencement date, as well as the last date entered for easy reference;

• Notes are written in ink pen, however, in rare situations, a pen may not be practical and a pencil may have to be used. As long as a note is made in the notebook as to why something other than an ink pen is being used to record the notes, there is not a problem with using other writing instruments;

• No blank lines in the notebook and any space at the bottom of any page should be crossed off with a line. This is to show that no additions have been made or could be made. This is a standard practice when preparing notes;

• Errors should never be erased. If an error is made or a correction is required, the error should be simply crossed out with a single thin line and the correction written in. This assures anyone looking at the notes that there has not been an attempt to hide anything. The amendment should be initialed;

• Notes must be clear and concise. Notes form part of the prosecutor’s duty to disclose and must be legible and easily understood, not only by the person recording the notes, but by anyone who may be required to read the notes;

• Notebooks should not be duplicated – do not create multiple records;

• Original notes should not be discarded. If notes are transcribed onto the computer, the original handwritten notes must be retained and form part of the record; and

• Pages should not be torn out of a notebook without explaining why there are missing pages.

3.5 What Should Be Contained In Notes

The following information is recorded as applicable to the inspection:

• Date of incident/inspection/investigation;

• Commencement time;

• Completion time;

• When and where the notes were recorded. For example, “Notes recorded at 10:15 a.m., back at station”, or in the margin indicate the time and in the body of the notes indicate ones location;

• Names and contact information of any other enforcement officer or member of the fire service that are present applicable to your actions;

• Observations should include, but not be limited to:

o Type of building;

o Description of building (levels and layout);

o Occupancy of building;

o Reason for attendance at building;

o Names of any person spoken to and brief summary of conversation;

o Time when statements are taken, if there are any taken; - Detailed steps taken by person writing the notes;

o Photographs or other audio/video utilized and brief description;

o Observations of non-compliance and references to FPPA and Fire Code if known;

o Any requests made for documents should be recorded and who the request was made to;

o Names and contact information of all witnesses; and - All statements made.

• Details regarding any exhibits and all details with respect to observation of exhibit; location, visual, time, etc.; and

• Diagrams can be useful as they provide a footprint of the layout of a building.

3.6 Evidence of Ownership

When conducting an inspection, an inspector should ask all of the information gathering questions at the outset (i.e., “Who owns this building?” and “Is that person responsible for the day-to-day life safety obligations of the occupants?”). It is necessary to identify the person(s)/corporation, or other party that is the legal owner of the property.

Normally, the owner of the occupancy is responsible for ensuring compliance. In some circumstances, another person such as a tenant, a restaurant or office manager, or an occupant might be responsible for the violation. For inspection and enforcement purposes, the person responsible is the person who has control of the thing constituting the hazard.

Tip 3.6:

Refer to the definition of “owner” in Division A, Part 1, Subsection 1.4.1 of the Fire Code, “means any person firm or corporation having control over any portion of the building or property under consideration and includes the persons in the building or property”. Accordingly, there can be more than one owner responsible for Fire Code compliance in the same building, such as a tenant and an owner in an apartment building.


Evidence that identifies the responsible person(s) may include:

• An admission by the owner (or an officer of the owning company) that they own the premises in question. The inspector should document the admission statement. It is important to ensure that clear details are obtained. For example, determine if the person's spouse owns the property, or if they are the treasurer or other executive officer of the company which owns the property.

• A verbal or written admission by a person that they have responsibility for the hazard. For example, determining who the manager of the restaurant is and whether they have the key to a locked exit door would establish their responsibility. These details including the person’s name and position, as well as why they are responsible and should be recorded in the notes.

• A copy of the municipal tax records that identify the owner or tenant. This can be obtained from the municipal office responsible for property tax collection. Also consider the posted business or liquor licence for the establishment noting the listed owner.

• A certified copy of the land title documents which would include the Property Identification Number (PIN) page and the Transfer/Deed including the legal description of the property. This can be obtained from the Land Registry Office or through the legal department. There is a fee for this service. For further information, contact Fire Protection Services section, Office of the Fire Marshal.

• A certified copy of the corporate profile and/or articles of incorporation if the responsible party is identified as a company. The articles of incorporation identify the officers of the company, their addresses and the company's address. This can be obtained from the Companies and Personal Property Securities Branch located at 393 University Ave., 2nd Floor, Toronto, (416-314-8880 or 1-800-361-3223; Fax: 416-314-4852). A search can also be obtained by use of ESC Corporate Services by setting up an account or paying by credit card. (416-595-7177 or 1-800-668-8208 Fax: 416-595-1268 or 1-800-667-3146). There is a fee for this service.

• Statements made by witnesses, which give evidence to support who the owner is should be recorded. A witness statement should be completed for each witness

3.7 Offence Committed By an Individual Other than the Owner

Division A, Article 1.2.1.1. of the Fire Code states that: “Unless otherwise specified, the owner is responsible for carrying out the provisions of this Code”. Examples of Fire Code provisions that would involve charging an individual, other than the owner could include, but are not limited to:

• Qualifications involving persons conducting the annual tests or annual inspections of fire alarm systems or interconnected smoke alarm systems and every person who repairs, replaces or alters components of a fire alarm system or interconnected smoke alarm system [Division C Section 1.2];

• Contractor having control for exhaust/duct cleaning or fire protection systems in a commercial cooking system [Division B Article 2.6.1.13.]

• Involving the operator of the central station [Division B Sentences 6.3.1.2. (3) (4)];

• No person shall intentionally disable a smoke alarm [Division B Article 6.3.3.4.];

• Landlord is responsible for certain matters relating to smoke alarms [Division B Sentences 6.3.3.2. (2) and 6.3.3.3. (1)]; and

• Contractor having control for repair, replacement and alterations of sprinkler system components [Division B Sentence 6.5.1.1 (1)].

3.8 Fire Service Inspection Files

Fire service inspection files should be retained in accordance with the fire service’s operating guidelines.

While it is not mandatory to use an Inspection Checklist or record additional information pertaining to the presence or absence of fire protection and life safety features provided in a building or property, it is often desirable to do so, to help enhance the thoroughness of the inspection

Fire service records are municipal records, and therefore subject to the Municipal Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Legal advice is recommended to ensure compliance with these acts and with any required records management and retention schedule within your municipality. Under the Municipal Act, municipalities have a legislated responsibility to have a records management program, which would include fire service records. Municipal staff may be available to assist in developing or enhancing a records management system specific to the needs of the fire service and to ensure compliance with applicable legislation.

4.0 COMPLIANCE OPTIONS

4.1 Evaluating Available Options

Assistants to the Fire Marshal designated under the FPPA have several options available to address violations of the Fire Code and other fire hazards that are not regulated by the Fire Code. Selecting the appropriate course(s) of action will ensure that the Fire Code contraventions or hazards are reduced or eliminated in a timely manner and/or enforcement measures are taken, as appropriate.

4.2 Factors for Consideration in Applying the Compliance Options within the FPPA

 The decision to exercise any of the options for Fire Code compliance should be based on an analysis of the circumstances as determined by the attending assistant to the Fire Marshal. Action taken by the assistant to the Fire Marshal should be based on options found within the FPPA. Utilizing the legislation to address contraventions/hazards demonstrates the transfer of legal obligation upon the responsible owner or designate in the most expeditious manner available and, where applicable, includes enforcement measures by way of charge. The discretion of the attending assistant to the Fire Marshal can be influenced by the following circumstances:

• Existence of an Immediate Threat to Life situation due to fire;

• Length of time it will take to reduce or eliminate the threat;

• Availability, willingness and resources of the owner/occupant/tenant to take corrective action;

• Availability, willingness and resources of the fire service to take corrective actions;

• History of non-compliance;

• Number of persons at risk;

• Vulnerability of occupants because of their cognitive or physical limitations;

• Ability of persons to evacuate in the event of an emergency (i.e., availability of egress routes, balconies, areas of refuge, etc.);

• Preventable versus deliberate actions that may start a fire, endanger occupants or first responders;

• Negligent actions or non-actions of the owner or responsible party; and/or

• Blatant disregard for compliance with the Fire Code.

Tip 4.2:

Assistants to the Fire Marshal have several options available to address Fire Code violations. Review the Fire Safety Compliance Diagram for considering some options that influence compliance with the Fire Code.

4.3 Options for Remedying Fire Code Contraventions and/or Fire Hazards

 Assistant to the Fire Marshal may undertake one or more of the following legislative options to address Fire Code contraventions/hazards. The following options are listed in consideration of the fire risk that may be encountered, threatening life safety. The options, as listed, recognize the necessity to gain compliance in the most expeditious manner possible with consideration for achieving deterrence. The assistant to the Fire Marshal will ensure action has been taken by utilizing the provisions of the FPPA.

4.3 (a) Immediate Threat to Life [FPPA Section 15]

Section 15 of the FPPA contains provisions for dealing with serious situations involving an Immediate Threat to Life. When there are reasonable grounds to believe that a risk of fire poses an Immediate Threat to Life, the FPPA permits the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal, or a fire chief to enter the land or premises without a warrant for the purpose of removing or reducing the threat.

In applying Section 15 of the FPPA where an assistant to the Fire Marshal has encountered a situation where he/she believes that circumstances pose an Immediate Threat to Life, the measures that can be taken are generally temporary, readily implemented and limited in scope. As outlined under Clauses 15 (1) (a) to (g) in the FPPA, the assistant to the Fire Marshal may:

1. remove persons on the land or premises;

2. post a fire watch;

3. remove combustible or explosive material or anything that may constitute a fire menace; (c.1) dispose of any material or thing that was removed under clause (c), in accordance with any directives issued by the Fire Marshal. Note: Materials removed are disposed of as set out in the Fire Marshal’s Directive 2002-001

4. eliminate ignition sources;

5. e. install temporary safeguards, including fire extinguishers and smoke alarms; f. make minor repairs to existing fire safety systems;

6. g. do any other thing that the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a fire chief has reasonable grounds to believe is urgently required to remove or reduce the threat to life.

Where the fire service removes persons under the provisions of FPPA Clause 15 (1) (a) from a residential building, every effort should be made to relocate the residents to an appropriate location. This may involve contacting local social service agencies prior to removal of persons to ensure that alternative accommodations are available.

Under the provisions of Clause 15 (1) (g), the fire service has been given a measure of discretion in deciding what action should be taken. If the actions specified in Clauses (a) to (f) of Subsection 15 (1) are not adequate to reduce the threat to life, the officer may undertake different work. The measures selected to reduce the threat to life must be in line with the measures specified in the FPPA; that is, they should be temporary, readily implemented and limited in scope. Changing locks is not an appropriate action. Changing locks results in building closure which goes beyond the scope of Subsection 15 (g).

Before taking action under Section 15, it must be established that an Immediate Threat to Life exists. An Immediate Threat to Life must involve a determination that two elements exist as follows:

1. a risk of fire, and

2. that human life would be placed at serious risk.

The first crucial element that must be established when determining that a threat to life is imminent involves identifying a risk or probability of fire. A risk of fire involves combining the elements of an ignition source in close proximity to combustibles. The following are examples of conditions that pose a risk of fire:

• Misused ignition source/equipment: Too close to combustibles

• Misused ignition source/equipment: Used for purpose not intended

The second crucial element that must be confirmed is that human life would be placed at serious risk if a fire were to occur. An apartment building with an inoperative fire alarm system or obstructed exits is an example of a situation where human life would be placed at serious risk if a fire were to occur.

There may be situations where the fire service is notified of serious circumstances (an identified person lodges a detailed complaint) that may lead the assistant to the Fire Marshal or the fire chief to believe that there is an Immediate Threat to Life. The fire official may consider that based on the source of the information, he/she has reasonable grounds to enter the subject property without a warrant to confirm that the circumstances do in fact pose an Immediate Threat to Life. In exercising such authority the fire official must have confidence in the source of the original information.

In another example, an assistant to the Fire Marshal intends to use the provisions of Section 15, when confronted with a rave party organized to occupy the second storey of a building that was never designed for use as a place of assembly. The building has inadequate egress facilities including an insufficient number of exits, inadequate access to exits, exits are not fire separated, the building lacks emergency lighting, fire protection features, a fire alarm system, and the interior finish, decorations and waste and debris are present which are readily combustible. In consideration of these conditions, the assistant to the Fire Marshal believes that should a fire occur, human life would be at serious risk. Regarding a condition involving a risk of fire, the assistant to the Fire Marshal believes that people attending the rave and/or organizing the function could introduce ignition sources that could result in a fire. Introduced ignition sources could include careless smoking, electrical wiring hazards where provisions are quickly made to accommodate music and special effects lighting, and there is a remote possibility of arson with or without intent to injure a person or persons attending.

Once conditions are identified that make the building especially liable to fire and endanger persons therein, the fire service can enter the land or premises and can take immediate action to remove or reduce the threat. The person undertaking the work must conduct his/her activities in accordance with Subsections 15 (2) to (5) and Sections 16 and 17 of the FPPA.

The person who enters on the land or premises to carry out the work may call on police officers and use force as necessary to make the entry. In addition, they have authority to call on any other persons he or she considers advisable to assist.

On the request of the owner or occupant of the land or premises, the person who enters under the provisions of Section 15 shall identify themselves and shall explain the purpose of their entry.

Under Subsections 15 (2) and (3), the person doing the work shall promptly, after carrying out the work, give notice to the owner and post a copy of the notice on the land or premises. The notice must contain the information specified under Subsection 15 (4). Fire services are encouraged to make photocopies of the blank form for future use.

Tip 4.3 (a):
Although Section 15 is at the discretion of the Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or assistant to the Fire Marshal, accessing advice and assistance from the OFM is encouraged by contacting your local Fire Protection Advisor.

The fire official may initiate a process to recover the costs for undertaking the work by issuing an Order to Pay Costs in accordance with Part VIII of the FPPA.

 Where it is felt that implementing the corrective measures permitted under Clauses 15 (1) (a) to (g) will not adequately address the Immediate Threat to Life, the assistant to the Fire Marshal should contact the Fire Marshal or designate to examine the possibility of ordering the land or premises closed, and if necessary actually cause the land or premises to be closed immediately. Ordering the closure, or initiating immediate closure of lands or premises can only be undertaken with the approval of the Fire Marshal or designate in accordance with Subsection 21 (2) of the FPPA. Refer to Section 4.3 (c) of this guideline “Order to Close/Authorization to Close” for further information.

Discussion:
This option recognizes that two key elements are present, that being; an imminent risk of fire and that the circumstances pose an immediate threat to human life. Section 15 authorizes action forthwith by the Fire Service to remove or reduce the immediate threat of fire. Section 15 is viewed as an extraordinary authority that should be utilized with discretion as it is recognized that actions taken by the fire service are not subject to a review or appeal for this authority. Once the threat to life has been remedied, consideration should be given to exercising one or more of the following compliance options if required as outlined in this guideline. Cost recovery provisions can be exercised in utilizing this option [FPPA 35 (1)(b)]. Section 15 is intended to be a short-term, temporary solution.

4.3 (b) Inspection Order [FPPA Subsection 21 (1)]

Inspection Orders are used to rectify hazards that are not specifically addressed in the Fire Code. An Inspection Order is also appropriate in circumstances where a contravention of the Fire Code exists and the owner is indicating a willingness to comply and further, the contravention is not deemed an immediate fire safety issue. It is also appropriate, where the violation involves a provision that allows for discretionary alternatives for compliance, for the inspector to afford the owner the right of appeal.

Tip 4.3 (b):
When more than one action must be satisfied and it is necessary to set different compliance times, issue separate orders for each compliance date.

An inspector may issue an Inspection Order through the provisions of FPPA Clauses 21 (1) (a to g) for an inspection carried out under Section 19 or 20.

(a) to remove buildings or structures from the land or premises;

(b) to make structural and other repairs or alterations, including material alterations, to the buildings or structures;

(c) to remove combustible or explosive material or any thing that may constitute a fire hazard;

(d) to install and use specified equipment or devices as may be necessary to contain hazardous material on the land or premises and, in the event of a fire, to remove or transport the material;

(e) to discontinue the manufacturing, production or fabrication of any material, device or other thing that creates or poses an undue risk of fire or explosion;

(f) to do anything respecting fire safety including anything relating to the containment of a possible fire, means of egress, fire alarms and detection, fire suppression and the preparation of a fire safety plan;

(g) to remedy any contravention of the fire code

Contents of the Order made under Subsection 21 (1) or (2) shall include the following:

FPPA Clause 23 (a) shall set out the reasons for the order. List the reasons for the order in the space on the order following the words “The reasons for the order are:”

The inspector must describe the fire safety problems in detail in order to ensure that there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the remedial measures outlined in the order. The lack of a fire alarm system, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment does not in itself constitute a fire safety hazard. Rather, the equipment is used to alleviate the unsafe conditions found. For this reason, do not use wording such as “The building lacks a fire alarm system”.

Consider how the following examples better illustrate suitable wording that can be used:

• In event of fire, the open stairwells will contribute to the spread of smoke and fire.

• The building lacks a means to notify persons, in a timely manner, of the need to take action in a fire emergency.

• The building lacks a suitable means of egress from the floor areas in each storey for the escape of occupants in the event of a fire.

• The building is vacant, in disrepair, open to unwanted access or entry, and contains quantities of combustible materials and will be exposed to unacceptable risk of damage caused by fire.

• The basement furnace room contains excessive quantities of combustible waste and debris that increases the risk of accidental ignition and increases severity and effects of a fire impacting areas beyond its point of origin.

Also consider the language in the objective and functional statements in Division A, Part 2 and Part 3 of the Fire Code.

If the space provided in the order is not sufficient to accommodate the reasons for the order (list of fire safety problems), prepare a detailed appendix and attach it to the order.

FPPA Clause 23 (b) shall set out the explanation of the action required by order. Following the legislative authority for issuing the order as stated in Clauses (a) to (g) of Section 21 of the FPPA, specify the applicable clause(s). (Example: Therefore, pursuant to Clause (g) of Subsection (1) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act it is ordered that) When more than one Clause is referenced, issue separate orders for each Clause.

Consider the following examples that illustrate suitable action wording that can be used:

• Fire separate the exit stairways from the remainder of the building by constructing a fire separation having a 30 minute fire resistance rating and doors having a 20 minute fire protection rating.

• Install a fire alarm system throughout the building.

• Install a second exit from each floor area above the second storey. · Vacant buildings are to be secured against unauthorized entry and combustible materials removed.

• Remove combustible materials from the basement furnace room.

• In instances where the order will involve construction, a building permit may be necessary and identified on the order.

If the space provided in the order is not sufficient to accommodate specific details to clarify action ordered, prepare a detailed appendix and attach it to the order.

FPPA Clause 23(c) shall set out the time within which the owner or occupant must comply with the order.

Specify a date by which the work must be completed. Depending on the extent of work required by the order, allow adequate time. For instance, it may be necessary to prepare plans, specifications, tender the job, obtaining building permits in addition to the time necessary for the installation. Be reasonable. Departmental operating guidelines / policies can establish timelines.

When more than one action must be satisfied and it is necessary to set different compliance times, issue separate orders for each compliance date.

Also note the provisions specific to electrical installations Subsection 21 (3) and limitations on Inspection Orders relating to structural repairs conducted in compliance with the building code in Subsection 22 (1).

Please see Inspection Order Instructions to assist in completing an Inspection Order.

Inspection Order – Rights of Review or Appeal

Section 23 of the FPPA specifies that an Inspection Order and an Order to Close must contain the right to request a review of the order by the Fire Marshal or designate, or in the case of an order made by the Fire Marshal or designate, the right to appeal to the Fire Safety Commission. The reverse side of the Inspection Order form outlines these rights.

Subsection 25 (1): A person aggrieved by an Inspection Order may request a review within 15 calendar days (not working days) after the service of the Inspection Order by the Fire Marshal and potentially a subsequent appeal to the Fire Safety Commission.

When a review or appeal is requested, it stays the order. The assistant to the Fire Marshal may request the Fire Marshal or Fire Safety Commission to lift the stay should it be believed that the action is necessary in the interest of public safety. When issuing an Inspection Order it would be prudent to consider the 15 day review period by the Fire Marshal in Subsection 25 (1) and consideration of extension of time under Subsection 25 (2) (3).

Subsection 25 (4) The powers of the Fire Marshal may under Clause (a) refuse to consider the substance of the request and refer the matter to the Fire Safety Commission for a hearing or under Clause (b) confirm, amend or rescind the order to make such other order as he or she deems appropriate.

Any person who considers himself or herself aggrieved by an order made by the Fire Marshal may appeal the order to the Fire Safety Commission for a hearing under Section 26.

Any party to the hearing of the Fire Safety Commission may appeal that decision to Divisional Court under Section 27.

Discussion:
This option allows the assistant to the Fire Marshal to provide time for compliance where circumstances are warranted. It also ensures that the owner or designate is obligated by legislation to remedy the contravention of the Fire Code. Failing to remedy the contravention can result in prosecution by way of enforcement. This option can result in a person requesting a review by the Fire Marshal and potentially a subsequent appeal to the Fire Safety Commission. In either case (review or appeal) the assistant to the Fire Marshal can ask the Fire Marshal or Fire Safety Commission to lift the stay should it be believed that the action is necessary in the interest of public safety.

Tip 4.3 (b):
When serving the orders by electronic transmission or by telephone facsimile, the back page portion of the forms outlining the rights of appeal must also be transmitted along with the front portion of the form. Subsection 77 (1) (2) (3) identifies manner and receipt of service of an order or notice under the FPPA.
If you are serving a photocopy of the Inspection Order form in lieu of an original, ensure that both sides of the form are copied and served to ensure the recipient is made aware of the appeal provisions. When posting a copy of the order on a building structure or premise where required to satisfy service of multi unit occupants, the rights of appeal must also be posted along with the front portion of the Inspection Order. Subsection 24 (1) (2)

4.3 (c) Order to Close/Authorization to Close [FPPA Clause 21 (2) (a) (b)]

In situations where a degree of urgency has been demonstrated such that closure of the property is necessary, the fire service may:

• apply the provisions of Clause 21 (2) (a) of the FPPA to order the owner to close the property or

• apply the provisions of Clause 21 (2) (b) of the FPPA to obtain authorization to close the property by the fire service.

until such time the correctives actions ordered under Subsection 21 (1) (accompanying Inspection Order) have been completed. In both cases, closure of the property may only occur with the approval of the Fire Marshal or his designate.

Closure of the property may be considered when:

• the conditions constitute an immediate fire hazard;

• the person responsible for the building is unable or unwilling to alleviate the hazard immediately;

• all other reasonable avenues have been pursued to alleviate the hazard, but have proven unsuccessful. This includes consideration of alternative measures; and/or

• where applicable, implementing measures under Section 15 would not achieve an adequate level of life safety

Prior to proceeding with closure of the property, it should be recognized that Sections 15 and 16 of the FPPA may where applicable, provide the fire official another possible avenue to effectively reduce the life safety hazard without having to opt for property closure.

Where closure of the property involves residential buildings, the fire service should make every effort to relocate residents that are removed. This may involve contacting local social service agencies prior to building closure to ensure that alternative accommodations are available.

During the closing of the property, the inspector may request police or other assistance.

Order to Close [FPPA Clause 21 (2) (a)]

In situations where the owner is available, capable and willing to close the property, issuing an Order to Close is an appropriate option.

Where an Order to Close is issued, the responsibility of closing and keeping the property closed is placed upon the owner until the corrective actions specified in the accompanying Inspection Order have been completed.

The following procedures apply when the Office of the Fire Marshal is processing a request for an Order to Close:

1. The assistant to the Fire Marshal must notify the municipal Fire Chief or a municipal official of the intent to issue an Order to Close.

2. The assistant to the Fire Marshal must compile all available information supporting the Order to Close. This should include:

o a description of the building (number of storeys, size, construction, age, occupancy, number of occupants, fire safety provisions);

o a list of violations of fire safety legislation;

o a list of all hazardous conditions;

o information identifying conditions that substantiate issuing an Order to Close (immediate hazard, life threatening, and especially liable to fire);

o information detailing actions taken by the fire service to alleviate the immediate hazard (contacting the owner, consideration of alternative measures, etc.) and the results of these actions; and

o when appropriate, a statement describing the impact of closure on the occupants and the availability of possible alternative accommodation

3. During normal business hours, the request for approval of the Order to Close must be directed to the Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal of the Technical Services Section, located in Toronto, Telephone 1-800-565-1842, Fax 647-329-1218. The request should be accompanied by as much supporting information as possible. To deal with an emergency of this nature after normal business hours, phone the toll- free After Hours Assistance Line 1-800-461-2281.

4. The Fire Chief or designate must be continuously available until the situation is resolved.

5. The Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal of the Technical Services Section or designate may direct OFM staff to attend the property to provide further information regarding its condition and to facilitate the approval process prior to approving the order.

6. The Order to Close and the accompanying Inspection Order (if not already served) must be prepared by the fire service. To facilitate and expedite the preparation of the order, staff from the Technical Services Section is available for consultation. An assistant to the Fire Marshal shall sign copies of the Order to Close and Inspection Order and forward it to the Fire Marshal or designate for signature. The signed Order to Close will then be faxed to the fire service to serve upon the owner. Both the Order to Close and the Inspection Order is to be posted on the building in accordance with Subsection 24 (3) of the FPPA. Actions of the fire service and the Office of the Fire Marshal must reflect the urgency dictated by the situation.
It is important to note that an Order to Close is subject to appeal by the owner and subject to being stayed on appeal. The Inspection Order is also subject to appeal if the owner disagrees with the corrective actions that need to be completed prior to the lifting of the closure. However, appealing the Inspection Order alone would not be considered an appeal of the Order to Close.
The assistant to the Fire Marshal may request the Fire Marshal or Fire Safety Commission to lift the stay should it be believed that the action is necessary in the interest of public safety.
It must be emphasized that the Order to Close, once approved by the Fire Marshal or designate, is issued by the municipal fire service under their authority.

Order to Close - Rights of Review or Appeal

Clause 23 (d) of the FPPA specifies that an Inspection Order and/or an Order to Close must contain the right to request a review of the order by the Fire Marshal or designate, or in the case of an order made by the Fire Marshal or designate, the right to appeal to the Fire Safety Commission. The reverse side of the above Order forms outlines these rights.

Tip 4.3 (c):
It must be emphasised that the Order to Close, is approved by the Fire Marshal or designate, but is executed by the fire service. Contact OFM during normal business hours, the request for approval of the Order to Close must be directed to the ADFM of the Technical Services Section Telephone: 1-800-565-1842, Fax: 647-329-1218. To address an emergency of this nature after normal business hours, phone the toll-free After Hours Assistance Line at 1-800-461-2281

Authorization to Close [FPPA Clause 21 (2) (b)]

In situations where an inspector is of the opinion that it is necessary for the protection of persons and property that the property be closed immediately and the owner is unavailable, incapable of, or unwilling to close the property, obtaining authorization from the Fire Marshal or designate to close it under Clause 21 (2) (b), is an appropriate option.

In order to complete this process, an Inspection Order must be prepared by the fire service in consultation with the Fire Marshal or designate. The Inspection Order must describe the corrective actions that must be completed prior to the property being reopened.

Where the Fire Marshal or designate agrees, he/she shall issue a written authorization along with such terms and conditions deemed necessary, approving such action to be taken by the inspector. The Inspection Order and signage indicating the closure of the property pursuant to Clause 21 (2) (b) of the FPPA must be posted on the property. The Inspection Order shall also be served on the owner if he/she is in Ontario and his/her whereabouts are known.

Once the inspector has closed the property, it must remain closed until the work specified in the Inspection Order is completed or approved alternatives equal to the provisions outlined in the Inspection Order have been adhered to. It is important to note that the responsibility of closing and keeping the property closed is placed upon the fire service for the duration of the closure.

It is also important to note that closure under Clause 21 (2) (b) is not an Order and therefore, not subject to appeal by the owner. The owner may appeal the accompanying Inspection Order if he/she disagrees with the corrective actions that need to be completed prior to the lifting of the closure, but this is not considered an appeal of the closure.

Expenses incurred for actions taken by an inspector to close a property and to keep the property closed under Clause 21 (2) (b) are not recoverable.

Discussion:

This option requires the direct involvement and approval of the Fire Marshal to obtain an Order to Close. Thoroughly documented direct evidence provided in an expeditious manner to the OFM will ensure that this process occurs in a timely manner. As noted above, an Inspection Order under Section 21 needs to be served upon the owner or designate. An Order to Close must follow the service of an Inspection Order or be served in conjunction with an Inspection Order. Clause 21(2)(a) permits the owner, owner’s agent and assistants access to the structure for the purpose of completing the work specified in the Inspection Order; and Clause 21(2)(b) authorizes persons to be removed from the structure. In either case as noted an Inspection Order under Subsection 21(1) must be served outlining the action required by the owner or responsible party. It is suggested that the local OFM Fire Protection Advisor be contacted for assistance.

Tip 4.3 (c):

The assistant to the Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or the Fire Chief’s designate must be continuously available until the situation is resolved.

The OFM’s Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal of the Technical Services Section or designate may direct OFM staff to attend the property to provide further information regarding its condition and to facilitate the approval process prior to approving the order.

4.3 (d) Electrical Inspection Orders [FPPA Subsection 21 (3)]

It is important to note that unlike other orders issued under the provisions of the FPPA, Electrical Inspection Orders are served on the Electrical Safety Authority, ordering to carry out an inspection of the premises. Copy(s) of the Electrical Inspection Order are also provided to the owner(s). Where necessary, the fire official may be contacted to provide assistance to the Electrical Safety Authority inspector in setting up an appointment and gaining access to the property which is the subject of the order.

An Electrical Inspection Order is not to be issued to address the requirements for conducting a general inspection that is required under Division B Subsection 9.8.6. of the Fire Code.

The Electrical Inspection Order form outlines detailed instructions for completing and serving an Electrical Inspection Order.

4.3 (e) Prosecution [FPPA Section 28, 29, 30]

In circumstances where an Inspection Order has not been complied with or where contravention(s) of the Fire Code is observed that dictate the need to enforce by way of charge, the assistant to the Fire Marshal can consider enforcement by way of a Provincial Offences Act (POA), Part I Certificate of Offence where applicable, or a Part III Information and Summons in accordance with the provisions of the POA relevant to the provisions of the FPPA Clauses 28 (1) (a) to (d) Offences and Enforcement; Section 29 Offence of removal of posted notices; Section 30 failure to comply with an Inspection Order.

Discussion:

This option provides a means for creating deterrence as well as gaining compliance. It can discourage the owner or designate from further non-compliance. It further educates the public at large to comply with the Fire Code. Dependent upon the owner or designates response to the charge pre-court court preparation, disclosure and court attendance can be time consuming. All court processes are subject to appeal.

4.3 (f) Ontario Court of Justice Order [FPPA Section 31]

In circumstances where a person has been convicted of an offence of failure to comply with an inspection order; or an order of the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission and has not complied with the order within 30 days of the conviction, an assistant to the Fire Marshal may apply to the Ontario Court of Justice for an order. Clause 31(1)(a)

Discussion:

This option can be utilized where non-compliance continues to exist even though an Inspection Order was served in conjunction with enforcement, or enforcement in either case resulted in a conviction but did not achieve compliance. Such applications can be time consuming however, dependent upon the circumstances, the option can result in the closure of a structure. In these circumstances cost recovery may be part of the application before the court.

In circumstances where a person has been convicted of an offence for contravening a provision of the Fire Code and continues to contravene or has failed to remedy a contravention within 30 days of conviction an assistant to the Fire Marshal may apply to the Ontario Court of Justice to obtain an order. Clause 31(1)(b)

The Ontario Court of Justice may find it necessary in the interest of public safety to close access to, or remove, the building, structure or premises to which the order relates; or remove or remove and dispose of any substance, material or thing from the building, structure or premises. Clause 31(3)

4.3 (g) Superior Court Order: To Comply with Orders Made Under Sections 21, 25 and 26 [FPPA Clause 32(1)(a)]

In circumstances where an owner or designate has failed to remedy an Inspection Order under Sections 21, 25 or 26, the assistant to the Fire Marshal may exercise the provisions of obtaining a Compliance Order from the Superior Court as outlined in Clause 32(1)(a) of the FPPA.

Discussion:

This option requires that the owner or designate has failed to comply with an Inspection Order or the decision of the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission, depending on the review/appeal process accessed by the owner or designate resulting in continued noncompliance. As noted above, this remedy will result in an application made before a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice. It is recommended that guidance be sought from your municipal prosecutor or legal advisor. It should be noted that pre-court documentation (disclosure) and preparation will result in additional costs and time for this action. In addition, court availability is subject to the existing case load for the jurisdiction. This order, if granted, is subject to court appeal. Prosecution by way of enforcement should be considered as a dual approach in these circumstances. Cost recovery in these circumstances is only applicable to legal fees.

4.3 (h) Superior Court Order: To Remedy Fire Code Contraventions [FPPA Clause 32 (1) (b)]

In circumstances where it has been determined that an owner or designate is unwilling to remedy a contravention of the Fire Code in a time and manner applicable to the circumstances, the assistant to the Fire Marshal may exercise the provisions of the obtaining a Compliance Order from the Superior Court.

Discussion:

This option requires that an application be made before a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice. This will be a time consuming process. It is recommended that guidance be sought from your municipal prosecutor or legal advisor. It should be noted that pre-court documentation (disclosure) and preparation will result in additional costs and time. In addition, court availability is subject to the existing case load for the jurisdiction. This order, if granted, is subject to a court appeal. Prosecution by way of enforcement should be considered as a dual approach in these circumstances. Cost recovery in these circumstances is only applicable to legal fees.

4.3 (i) Fire Safety Commission Order [FPPA Section 33]

In circumstances where an owner or designate has failed to comply with an Inspection Order under Subsection 21(1); Order to Close under Subsection 21(2); order by the Fire Marshal under Section 25 or Fire Safety Commission under Section 26, the assistant to the Fire Marshal may apply to the Fire Safety Commission for an order authorizing the fire service to cause the action to be completed as per the provisions of Section 33 of the FPPA.

Discussion:

This option provides for an order to be obtained that will allow the assistant to the Fire Marshal to directly remedy Fire Code contraventions and hazards that are not addressed in the Fire Code. It should be noted this option can be time consuming and attempted remedies leading up to this option have been unsuccessful in gaining compliance. Prosecution by way of enforcement should be considered as a dual approach in these circumstances to deter non-compliance. Cost recovery provisions can be exercised in utilizing this option.

5.0 REVIEWS AND APPEALS

All options (except for Section 15) for compliance contained within the Fire Code are subject to due process that allows for the named person(s) access to a review or appeal. The assistant to the Fire Marshal should ensure that applicable option(s) within the legislative provisions available are utilized.

Tip 5.0:
Subsection 25 (7) of the FPPA permits an inspector to request the Fire Marshal to lift the stay The Fire Marshal may order the lifting of the stay provided he/she is of the opinion the action is necessary in the interest of public safety. In response to notification of a review or appeal, the fire service may submit a written request to lift the stay outlining the grounds as to why the stay is not in the interest of public safety.

5.1 Fire Marshal Review

A person may request a review of an Inspection Order and/or an Order to Close under Subsection 25 (1) of the FPPA. Subsection 25 (6) stays either Order pending the outcome of the review by the Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal may confirm, amend or rescind the order or make such other order or can refer the matter to the Fire Safety Commission for a hearing as per Subsection 25 (4). Subsection 25 (7) of the FPPA permits an inspector to request the Fire Marshal to lift the stay The Fire Marshal may order the lifting of the stay provided he/she is of the opinion the action is necessary in the interest of public safety.

5.2 Fire Safety Commission Appeal

A person may appeal to the Fire Safety Commission under provisions of Section 26 of the FPPA the decision of the Fire Marshal’s review of an order under Subsection 25 (1). The Fire Safety Commission can confirm, amend or rescind the order or make such other order as they deem appropriate per Subsection 26 (6). Subsection 26 (8) of the FPPA permits an inspector to apply to the Fire Safety Commission to lift the stay. The Fire Safety Commission may order the lifting of the stay provided they are of the opinion the action is necessary in the interest of public safety.

5.3 Divisional Court Appeal

A person may appeal to the Divisional Court under provisions of Section 27 of the FPPA the decision of the Fire Safety Commission as per Section 26 of the FPPA. The Divisional Court can refer the matter back to the Fire Safety Commission for reconsideration, confirm or alter the decision or make such other order as they see fit. The Divisional Court can order the inspector to do any act he or she is authorized to do under the FPPA.

6.0 PROCESSES TO RECOVER COSTS

Part VIII of the FPPA Recovery of Costs outlines provisions whereby the municipality or province can recover costs incurred relating to work carried out under the authority of Section 15 (involving an Immediate Threat to Life) or with authorization given by the Fire Safety Commission under Section 33, and for work undertaken resulting from an order made under Subsection 21 (1) or (2) or Sections 25 or 26 of the FPPA. Preparing and serving an Order to Pay Costs is one of the steps that can be taken in efforts to recover costs. In addition, Subsection 38 (1) of the FPPA outlines provisions whereby a municipality can recover expenses incurred in carrying out an order made by a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, under Subsection 31(3) of the Act. Costs incurred for work performed under Clause 21(2)(b) are not recoverable as this is not an order.

6.1 Preparing and Issuing an Order to Pay Costs

An Order to Pay Costs is the first step in a number of FPPA processes that can be utilized in efforts to recover costs incurred relating to work carried out under the authority of Section 15 (involving an Immediate Threat to Life) or with authorization given by the Fire Safety Commission under Section 33, for work undertaken resulting from an order made under Subsection 21 (1) or (2) or Sections 25 or 26 of the FPPA.

An Order to Pay Costs is not to be used in circumstances where expenses have been incurred for carrying out an order made by the Ontario Court of Justice under Section 31 (3) of the FPPA.

6.2 Additional Processes to Recover Costs [FPPA Section 38, 39 and 40]

Where expenses have been incurred for carrying out an order made by the Ontario Court of Justice under Subsection 31(3) the municipality or the province may proceed with recovering costs under Sections 38 which includes an Order to Pay Costs issued pursuant to Section 35, which involves recovering costs through registering a municipal lien against the property or premises.

In areas where the land and premises are located in a territory without municipal organization, costs incurred by the Province of Ontario pursuant to Subsection 31(3) or Section 35 (as set out therein) may proceed with recovering costs under Subsection 39 (1) which involves notification to the Land Tax Collector and the registration of a Crown Lien against the property and premises.

Section 40 provides authorization to recover costs under Section 38 and 39 by way of municipal taxes for expenses incurred in doing anything in connection with the land and premises that were authorized whether or not the thing was done on the land or premises.

As all of these methods require registration on the land, consultation with the municipal solicitor is required.

7.0 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION

If an inspection identified contraventions/hazards, a follow-up inspection to the property is required to determine whether the violations/hazards were corrected, as noted in the Inspection Order or charging document (Part I Certificate of Offence or Part III Information). If any additional contraventions/hazards are observed, they should be recorded and a subsequent Inspection Order or further prosecution must be issued upon the responsible person. Where fire safety features are not operable, suitable alternative measures should be established as an interim measure in addition to service of an Inspection Order or initiating prosecution, until the necessary repairs are effected, if not already implemented. The details of the alternative measures should be recorded in the inspector’s notes. Where the building has a Fire Safety Plan, it may contain procedures relating to alternative measures.

It is important to record all observations when re-inspecting property as this forms the record which will be required for current or future prosecution for non-compliance.

When it is determined that the contraventions/hazards are corrected, this should be recorded in the assistant to the Fire Marshal’s notebook. When compliance is observed, a notation is made on the reported Fire Code contravention/hazard in the inspector’s notebook stating that compliance was attained.

Non-compliance of the Fire Code is considered an ongoing offence until compliance is reached. Therefore each new inspection constitutes a new offence date for all outstanding violations.

8.0 PROSECUTION PROCESS

8.1 Enforcement Forms

Prior to commencing enforcement proceedings either by a Part I Certificate of Offence or a Part III Information and Summons, an assistant to the Fire Marshal should take steps to acquire the following information:

1. Where are the Part I – ticket books obtained?

2. Where is the Provincial Offences Court located?

3. Is this the same court location where the Certificate of Offence (Part I – ticket) filed?

4. Where and when is the Justice of the Peace available to swear Information?

5. What days are scheduled for First Appearance court?

6. Is this the same court that the trial will be conducted?

7. Is this the same location where the prosecutor’s office is located?

8. Who is the prosecutor for Fire Code enforcement?

9. Arrange a meeting with Prosecutor, if necessary.

Taking steps to prosecute will also involve the use of forms prescribed by regulations made under the POA.

For proceedings under Part III of the POA, you must obtain the following forms:

• An “Information” under section 23 of the POA – Form 105 (used to lay charges against a person or corporation) – a Long Form and a Short Form are available;

• A “Summons” under section 24 of the POA – Form 106 (used to compel the accused to appear in court to answer to the charges); and

• A “Summons to Witness” under section 39 of the POA – Form 109 (used to compel a witness to appear in court to provide testimony in relation to the offence(s).

For initiating proceedings under Part I of the POA, ticket book sets are similarly available.

8.2 Proceeding – Part I of the POA

In order to commence a Part I Certificate of Offence proceeding, assistants to the Fire Marshal must be aware of the location where the ticket books can be obtained. Normally, Part I ticket books would be available at the municipal offices, Provincial Court Offices, local or Provincial police stations.

Assistants to the Fire Marshal have been appointed as provincial offences officers with limited authority under the POA. This designation authorizes them to commence proceedings under Part I of the POA for offences under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4 for non-compliance with the Fire Code for which short form wording and set fines have been established.

For instructions in regard to these matters refer to the OFM guideline “TG-02-2009 “Commencing Proceedings Under Part I of the Provincial Offences Act” for guidance on this subject. The guideline provides a variety of steps that may be taken depending upon the circumstances.

8.3 Proceedings – Part III of the POA

Proceedings under Part III of the POA are commenced by swearing an Information before a justice. An Information is a document that names the defendant and describes the offence. Any person may lay an Information using the appropriate prescribed form.

An Information, Form 105, has two versions; one a long form to be used when there are two or more charges and a short form is for use when there is only one charge. The short form version of the Form 105 is pre-printed in a snap set format and what is typed on the Information transfers through to an attached Summons Form 106. The snap set feature for one charge reduces the need to prepare a separate Summons for the charge. Electronic versions of these forms are available. It is important to note that both the Summons and the Information should be printed on yellow paper.

A summons (Form 106) must be completed and sworn by a Justice and then it is served on the accused to ensure that they are aware that they are required to be present in the Court to answer the charge(s). A Summons must show each charge that is listed in a long form version of an Information Form 105. A Summons is normally issued at the same time as the Information is sworn before a Justice.

8.4 Swearing the Information and Service of Summons

The informant (assistant to the Fire Marshal) must prepare and bring the Information Form 105 before the justice who will consider the matter in the presence of the informant pursuant to Section 23 of the POA. The informant must bring a completed Summons for authorization by the justice in Form 106. The informant must demonstrate reasonable and probable grounds to believe that the person(s) named in the Information committed an offence, and swear under oath to the facts contained in the Information.

The first appearance court date should be obtained from the Court Administration Office and inserted on the Information and Summons. This is the date that the person charged is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice.

Bring the inspection file and Fire Code when swearing the Information and Summons in case the justice has any questions.

If the justice is satisfied that the complaint is warranted, the justice signs the Information and the Summons and proceedings are commenced. The court will keep the original Information and the Summons is returned to the assistant to the Fire Marshal for service on the defendant. A copy of the Summons is served on the defendant and the original is filed back with the court with the Affidavit of Service found on the back of the Summons completed and sworn before a commissioner for taking oaths.

POA Subsection 26(2) requires the Summons to be served by a provincial offences officer. By definition under the POA, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or Fire Chief is deemed to be a provincial offences officer by virtue of their employment whose responsibilities include the enforcement of a by-law, an Act or a regulation under an Act, while in the discharge of his or her duties. Refer to the definition of provincial offences officer as defined in Section 1 of the POA.

Tip 8.4:
Part III Information and Summons must be printed on yellow paper.
Definition of provincial offences officer in the POA, includes assistants to the Fire Marshal (being employed by a municipality in the enforcement of the FPPA) and can serve a Summons without the assistance of the local police services.

8.5 Prosecutor Brief – Disclosure

Disclosure

Reference to the Prosecutor Brief and disclosure are used interchangeable in the court process. The prosecutor brief is the document which is provided to the prosecutor which contains all documentation and evidence gathered during the course of an inspection and dealings with a specific property. All documentation should be provided to prosecutor.

The prosecutor will then review the Prosecutor brief to determine what documents and evidence are relevant to the proceedings and which should be disclosed to the defendant and/or the agent or counsel. It is important that anything contained in the inspection file is provided to the prosecutor.

Any documents which the Prosecutor determines are either irrelevant or retained on the basis of privilege will not be disclosed.

Two copies of the Prosecutor brief are to be provided. One will be retained by the prosecutor, and one will be provided to the defendant, once it has been reviewed.

The original documents (i.e., title and corporate documents) should be retained by the assistant to the Fire Marshal until required by the prosecutor in preparation for trial.

The inspector's personal qualifications help the prosecutor to establish an inspector’s credibility as a witness by detailing his/her professional experience, training and knowledge, and court experience. Inspector’s qualifications are provided as part of the disclosure process. Unless the inspector is being called as an expert witness, these are rarely filed with the court.

A Summons to Witness (form 109) ensures that any supporting witnesses will be present at the trial. Summons forms can be obtained from the local court administrator, or police service.

In most municipalities, it is the fire service’s responsibility to Summons their own witnesses. Assistants to the Fire Marshal should discuss this with the prosecutor well in advance of the trial in order to avoid last minute confusion and confirm who will be preparing and serving the necessary Summonses.

A witness statement is not a court document. The witness statement, much like the officer’s Will Say statement, will indicate the anticipated evidence, which will be given by the witness at trial.

8.6 Consult with Provincial Prosecutor or Municipal Prosecutor

It is recommended that inspectors consult with the provincial prosecutor or municipal prosecutor having jurisdiction for their area whenever necessary. A meeting may help to ensure that the information necessary to substantiate a prosecution is provided. The meeting may take place prior to swearing the Information. This is not necessary in all cases. Once a relationship has been established with the prosecutor, repetitive meetings should not be necessary. Should inspectors require assistance to complete the forms, they should contact the OFM regional office serving their area.

The process and the completion of the required information should become much easier. Once a relationship with the provincial/municipal prosecutor has been established, the provincial/municipal prosecutor will become more familiar with fire safety legislation and the inspector will become more familiar with the type of information and degree of detail required by them.

8.7 Notice of Intent and Record of Previous Conviction(s)

Follow instructions as directed by the, provincial or municipal prosecutors.

A Notice of Intent is required when the prosecution intends to introduce business records as evidence during a trial. The notice advises the defendant which documents will be submitted. In most cases, those documents will already have been provided to the defendant as part of the disclosure package.

Business records are defined in the Evidence Act as follows:

• “business” includes every kind of business, profession, occupation, calling, operation or activity, whether carried on for profit or otherwise; (“enterprise”).

• “record” includes any information that is recorded or stored by means of any device. (“document”) R.S.O. 1990, c. E.23, s. 35 (1).

The Evidence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.23 requires notification to the defendant that a business record is to be used at the trial for the truth of the document.

Notice and Production

Subsection 35(3) of the Evidence Act states that “Subsection (2) does not apply unless the party tendering the writing or record has given at least seven days notice of the party’s intention to all other parties in the action, and any party to the action is entitled to obtain from the person who has possession thereof production for inspection of the writing or record within five days after giving notice to produce the same. R.S.O. 1990, c. E.23, s. 35 (3).”

If the prosecutor advises that a Notice of Intent is required, it may be prepared by the inspector or the prosecutor at their discretion. Once prepared, it is delivered to the accused and/or their legal counsel. Without a Notice of Intent, uncertified documentary evidence cannot be entered into evidence at the trial.

A record of previous conviction(s) should be obtained from the court prior to the court date. Certified copies of the Information from a previous trial(s) would be requested from the court office. The prosecutor would file this with the court if a conviction were obtained. The Court will look at previous convictions when determining an appropriate sentence. .

8.8 Pre-Court Inspection of Property

An inspection of the property should be conducted as close to the court date as possible to determine the status of the contraventions/hazards and record these observations. When a conviction is obtained, the Justice of the Peace will consider mitigating and aggravating factors when considering sentencing. If the defendant has corrected the contravention, the court will consider this mitigating to sentence whereas if the contraventions are still outstanding, the court will consider this aggravating and can consider a higher penalty.

8.9 Attending Court

The purpose of going to court is to ensure that the fire hazards and non-compliance with the Fire Code will be addressed in an appropriate manner permitted by law and to deter future non-compliance by the defendant and the general public.

The following suggestions are to assist inspectors/fire service personnel in providing evidence as a credible witness:

• Arrive early, meet with prosecutor and brief her/him. Make yourself readily available to the prosecutor during the trial;

• At the time of the trial do not discuss the case with anyone other than the prosecutor;

• Show respect for the court by being properly dressed (full uniform, if possible), removing hat and coat, and addressing all persons in the court with due courtesy;

• Notes should be reviewed prior to court and should be available for reference when giving evidence under oath at a trial of the matter;

• Be prepared to advise on acceptable court dates in case of a remand;

• When giving evidence, listen to the complete question before answering. If necessary, request that it be repeated or state that you do not understand, so that the question may be re-phrased;

• Answer only the question asked, adding only necessary clarifications;

• Do not guess at answers, if you do not know the answer, say so;

• Speak clearly, using simple and understandable language;

• Maintain a professional demeanour;

• Remain calm at all times;

• Testify only to facts within your own knowledge. Generally, things that others told you or information from telephone conversations cannot be introduced;

• Before referring to your notes, ask permission of the Justice. The defence may ask to review these notes to assure themselves that the notes provided in disclosure are the same notes being used for the court process and can question their use if they were not made at the time of the event recorded (or as soon as possible afterward), or if they were not made by you; and

• Use the proper form of address:

o Justice of the Peace – Your Worship, Sir or Madam

o Judge –Your Honour, Sir or Madam

o Lawyer – Sir or Madam

The prosecutor may ask for your opinion as to an appropriate fine to suggest to the court. The prosecutor will endeavour to make the judiciary aware of the serious consequences that may occur for failure to comply with Fire Code violations. The prosecutor will also suggest to the judiciary that by imposing a significant fine, he/she is sending a strong message to would-be offenders that fire safety violations will not be tolerated.

8.10 Obtain a Record of Conviction(s)

After the trial, a certified record of conviction should be obtained from the court office for the file.

9.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

An Inspection Order may be issued in situations outlined in Section 18 of the FPPA involving an environmental matter where once started, the effects of a fire would seriously endanger the health or safety of any person or the quality of air, water or land. Section 18 of the FPPA is intended to apply to uncontrolled burning situations where the risk of a fire occurring may be low, however should a fire occur, the results of the fire would have a serious impact on the environment.

This portion of the FPPA is intended to apply to uncontrolled burning situations (e.g., accidental or incendiary type fires) as opposed to situations involving controlled burning (e.g., combustion processes in incinerators, boilers, fuel-fired heaters, and processing operations). A controlled burning process may be treated as an uncontrolled burning process in the absence of proper safeguards.

The use of this portion of the legislation is not appropriate where other specific legislation can be applied to attain corrective action such as but limited to the Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E. 19 and the Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. P. 11.

In applying this portion of the FPPA, the fire safety risk and the magnitude of the potential release of products must be considered in conjunction with the environmental impact of the products on air, water, land or life.

Air

This legislation will normally apply where combustion products resulting from an uncontrolled fire would consist of other than ordinary products of combustion. Ordinary products of combustion result from burning of materials such as wood, textiles, paper, etc. Such products of combustion consist of the following: oxides of nitrogen, sulphur, hydrogen, carbon and trace quantities of other materials.

Water

This legislation will normally apply where as a result of fire, the discharged effluent (which could include spilled products, fire fighting run-off, and/or airborne contaminants) could:

1. Contaminate a source of potable water;

2. Seriously endanger human, animal or aquatic life; or

3. Enter any water course or sewer system.

Land

This legislation will normally apply where as a result of fire, the discharge effluent (which could include spilled products, fire fighting run-off, and/or airborne contaminants) could:

1. Seriously endanger the quality of neighbouring or other property; or

2. Render land unfit for any use that can be made of it.
Note: For the purposes of this guideline, “any use” means the use that is currently being made of the land. For example, land being used for agricultural purposes would have to remain fit for agricultural use. On the other hand, land used for commercial purposes would have to remain fit for commercial use.

Life

This legislation will normally apply where as a result of fire, the health or safety of people in surrounding neighbourhoods would be seriously endangered.

The environmental provisions of this legislation normally do not apply to the following:

1. Where as a result of fire, the products of combustion consist principally of the ordinary products of combustion described previously.

2. To vehicles involved in transportation such as trucks, railway cars, aircraft, ships, barges, etc.
Note: The legislation would apply to vehicles used for temporary or permanent storage.

3. To crown property, both provincial and federal. This does not prohibit attempts to resolve problems of this nature in these properties.
Note: The legislation would apply to municipal property.

4. To nuclear facilities under the Nuclear Liability Act;

5. To persons who are familiar with the hazards associated with responding to abnormal operation or emergency conditions such as fire service personnel or employees trained and equipped to respond; and

6. Where it can be demonstrated that any contaminants resulting from a fire that would seriously endanger the environment would be confined to the area and restoration of the environment can be attained without impact on neighbouring or other property.

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WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES!

ONTARIO FIRE SERVICES

INSPECTION NOTEBOOK

Fire Department:_______________________________________________

Officer Name:_______________________________________________

Book #:_______________________________________________

Start Entry Date:_______________________________________________

YYYY/MM/DD

Last Entry Date:_______________________________________________

YYYY/MM/DD

This notebook has been developed by the Office of the Fire Marshal, Fire Protection Services - Community Safety Enhancements Unit. This book is available to the Ontario Fire Service for official use only, and is intended to serve as an example from which the fire service can use to produce their own notebooks.
Fire Services may contact the OFM to obtain electronic versions of this notebook. For further information, please refer to the contact page at the back of this notebook.

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 Information that should be recorded for each inspection:

1. Date, time, location

2. Basic building description

3. Occupied/unoccupied

4. Who has care and control?

5. Owner: individual/corporation.

6. Conversation notes.

7. Are property title documents required?

8. Are corporate profile documents required?

9. Is there a history of previous inspections/non-compliance?

10. Non-compliance with the fire code?

11. Inspection orders POA offences?

12. Any follow-up action required?

Primary Caution

You may be charged with an offence under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

You are not obliged to say anything unless you wish to do so, but whatever you say may be given in evidence or may be used to gather further evidence. You are not compelled to answer any questions at this time and you will not be charged with obstruct for failing to answer questions. If you wish to call a lawyer, you may do so. You are not under arrest and you are free to leave.

Do you understand the caution I have read to you?

Secondary Caution

If you have already spoken to any inspector, or any other Provincial Offences Officer, or any police officer, or any other person in authority, in connection with this matter, I want it clearly understood that I do not want it to influence you in making any statement.

Do you understand this caution?

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OFM CONTACT INFORMATION

HEAD
OFFICE

25 Morton Shulman Avenue, 2nd Floor
TORONTO, ON M3M 0B1

General Tel: (647) 329-1100
General Fax: (647) 329-1218

MIDHURST
OFFICE

2284 Nursery Road
MIDHURST,ON L0L1X0

Tel: (705) 725-7258 or (800) 565-1842
Fax:(705)725-8465 or (800)361-5186

SUDBURY
OFFICE

3767 Hwy. 69 South, Suite 6
SUDBURY, ON P3E 4N1

Tel: (705) 564-4550 or (800) 565-4734
Fax: (705) 564-4555 or (800) 387-9265

THUNDER BAY
OFFICE

640 Mountdale Avenue
THUNDER BAY, ON P7E 6G8

Tel: (800) 263-7418

EMO
(24 hours)

emodo01@jus.gov.on.ca

Tel: (416) 314-0472 or (800) 461-2281
Fax: (416) 314-0474

TSSA
Spills Action Centre

Main Switch Board: (416) 734-3300
After Hours: (800) 268-6060

ESA

Emergency Contact #

(877) 372-7233 i.e. 1-877-ESA-SAFE

INSPECTION CHECKLIST

LISTE DE VÉRIFICATION – INSPECTION

S –Satisfactory / Satisfaisant NP – Not Present / Non present NS – Not Satisfactory / Non satisfaisant

Date / Date

Address / Adresse

Type of Inspection / Genre d´inspection S NS NP

Fire Safety Planning / Planification de la sécurité-incendie

Emergency Procedures / Mesures d´urgence

Maintenance Records / Dossiers d´entretien

Fire Safety Plan/ Plan de sécurité-incendie

Exterior / Extérieur

Fire Access Route / Voie d´accès en cas d´incendie

Fire Department Connections / Raccordements, sevice des incendies

Hydrants / Cornes-fontaines

Firefighter´s Access Panels / Panneaux d´accès pour pompiers

Exterior Exit / Sortie menant à l´extérieur

Combustibles / Matériaux combustibles

Fire Separations & Closures / Séparations coupe-feu et dispositifs de fermeture

Separations / Séparations

Closures / Dispositifs de femeture

Fire Alarm & Detection System / Réseau d´avertissement d´incendie et de détection

Annunciator Panel / Panneau annonciateur

Voice Communication System / Réseau de communication vocale

Firefighter's Telephone / Téléphone des pompiers

Control Panel / Panneau de commande

Batteries / Accumulateurs

Date Tested / Date d´essai

Connection to Outside Agency / Raccordement, agence externe

Pull Stations / Avertisseurs d´incendie

Automatic Detection / Détection automatique

Standpipe & Hose System / Canalisations d´incendie et boyaux

Hose Cabinet Equipment / Matériel d´armoire d´incendie

Protected from Freezing / Protection contre le gel

Water Control Valves / Robinets de commande d´eau

Sprinkler System / Réseau d´extincteurs automatiques à eau

Water Control Valves / Robinets de commande d´eau

Dry Pipe System / Réseau de conduites sous air

Connection to Outside Agency / Raccordement, agence externe

Sprinkler Heads / Extincteurs automatiques à eau

Water Distribution Unobstructed / Distribution d´eau non obstruée

Sprinkler Piping used as Intended / Canalisations utilisées comme prévu

Spare heads on Site / Entincteurs auto à eau de rechange, sur place

Portable Fire Extinguishers / Extincteurs portatifs

Fully Charged & Operable / Bien remplis et fonctionnels

Extinguishers Accessible / Extincteurs accessibles

Inspection Tag Attached / Étiquette d´inspection

Date Serviced / Date de l´entretien :

Hydrostatic Test Date / Date d´essai hydrostatique :

Class / Catégorie : A ______ BC ______ ABC _______ D _______

Commercial Cooking Equipment / Équipement commercial de cuisine

Cleanliness of Cooking Appliances / Propreté des appareils de cuisson

Exhaust Hood, Filters, Duct / Hotte, filtres, conduite

Auto Extinguishing System / Système d´extinction automatique

Manual Activating Handle / Poignée de déclenchement manuel

Date Tested / Date d´essai:

Type of Inspection / Genre d´inspection S NS NP

Means of Egress / Moyens d´évacuation

Interior Stairwells / Cages d´escalier intérieurs

Stairwells / Cages d´escalier

Corridors & Passageways / Corridors et passages

Exit Doors / Portes de sortie

Egress Routes Illuminated / Éclairage des voies d´évacuation

Fire Escape / Sortie de secours

Exit Doors / Portes de sortie

Exit Signs / Affiches de sortie

Exit Lights / Éclairage des portes de sortie

Hazards / Dangers

Combustible Materials Stored Safety /

Entreposage sécuritaire des matériaux combustibles

Smoking Excluded in Hazard Areas/

Interdiction de fumer dans les endroits dangereux

Flam. Liq. Stored / Dispensed Safely / Entreposage et distribution sécuritaire des liq. Inflamm.

Hazardous Materials / Matières dangereuses

Decorative Materials Flame Resistant / Matériaux décoratifs ininflammables

Institutional - Throughout Building / Pour établissements : partout

Assembly Occupancy / Établissement de réunion

Occupant load 100 or more / Nombre de personnes : 100 ou plus

Bldg. With Open Area >1500M2 / Immeuble à aire ouverte > 1500M2

Occupant Load / Nombre de personnes

Posted Prominently - not exceeded / Affiché bien en vue - pas excédé

Building Services / Services dans l´immeuble

Type of Heating Fuel / Type de combustible de chauffage:

Heating Appliance / Appareil de chauffage

Chimney & Flue Pipe / Cheminée et tuyau de raccordement

Fuel Safety / Sécurité quant au combustible

Fuel / Energy

Shut Off /Robinets ou coupe-circuits de combustible au d´énergie

Electrical Panel / Panneau électrique

Visible Wiring / Câblage visible

Electrical Equipment / Matériel électrique

Electrical Lighting / Eclairage électrique

Emergency Generator / Generatrice de secours

Fire Pump / Pompe de secours

Smoke Control Equipment / Matériel de limitation de la fumée

Laundry Equip., Filters, Duct / Matériel de lessive, filtres, conduites

Building Operations, Processes / Fonctionnement ou procédés de l´immeuble

Industrial Property Protection as per Part 3 - Ontario Bldg. Code / Protection de propriété industrielle - partie 3, Code du bât. Ont.

Hazardous Materials / Process as per Part 5 - Ontario Fire Code /

Matières ou procédés dangereux - partie 5, code prév. Incendies Ont.

Additional Comments / Commentaires additionnels

Fire Safety Compliance Diagram

Factors for Consideration in Applying the Compliance Options within the FPPA

Option I

Availability, willingness and resources of the owner/occupant/tenant to take corrective actions

1. Inspection Order (S21, FPPA)

Non-compliance

A history of non-compliance

Option(s) II

1. Inspection Order (S21, FPPA)

2. Prosecution: Failure to Comply with Inspection Order (S30, FPPA);

3. Prosecution: Failure to Comply with OFC (S28, FPPA); (POA - Part I and III)

Existence of an Immediate Threat to Life situation due to fire

Preventable versus deliberate actions that may start a fire, endanger occupants or first responders

Negligent actions or non-actions of the owner or responsible party; and/or

Blatant disregard for compliance with the Fire Code

Availability, willingness and resources of the fire department to take corrective actions

Option(s) III

1. Prosecution: Failure to Comply with OFC (S28, FPPA)

2. Prosecution: Failure to Comply with Inspection Order (S30, FPPA)

3. Order to Close Premises (S31, FPPA)

4. Compliance Order (S32, FPPA)

5. Order authorizing work to be done (S33, FPPA)

6. Immediate Threat to Life (S15, FPPA)

7. Order to Close, Authorization to Close (Ss21(2), FPPA)


Immediate Threat To Life form February 1999

NOTICE

Under Section 15 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.0. 1997, c.4

(Fire Department Name)

(Fire Department Address)

(Postal Code) (Phone Number)

To:

(owner’s name)

(owner’s address)

I,

, an “Assistant to the Fire Marshal” as defined under the

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, c.4, had reasonable grounds to believe that a risk of fire posed and immediate threat to life.

At (address)

On (date)

Those grounds being: (specify)

I have entered this property, without a warrant, under the authority of subsection 15(1) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, for the purpose of removing or reducing the threat to life, by implementing one or more of the procedures below:

√ (check appropriate box or boxes)

Checkbox Removed persons on the land or premises;

CheckboxPosted a fire watch;

CheckboxRemoved combustible or explosive material or anything that may constitute a fire menace;

CheckboxEliminated ignition sources;

CheckboxInstalled temporary safeguards, including fire extinguishers and smoke alarms;

CheckboxMade minor repairs to existing fire safety systems;

CheckboxDid anything that the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief had reason to believe was urgently required to remove or reduce the threat to life (as specified)

Assistant to the Fire Marshal

(signature)

(print name)

(date)

THIS NOTICE TO BE POSTED

Any person who removes this notice without permission of the Fire Marshal, an Assistant to the Fire Marshal or the Fire Chief, is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $2000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both as specified in section 29 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4.

Inspection Order

(Made pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997)

Ordres donnés par les inspecteurs

(donné en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prevention et la protection contre l’incendie)

(Fire Department Name)

Nom du service d’incendie

(Fire Department Address)

Adresse du service d’incendie

(Postal Code) (Phone Number)

(Code postal) (Numéro de téléphone)

To/À _____________________________________________________

An inspection of the following described property

Une inspection de la propriété décrite ci-dessous ___________________________

(owned or occupied/qui appartient ou qui est occupée)

by you namely

par vous, à savoir ___________________________________________________________

(dwelling, apartment house, store, school, hotel, factory, etc/habitation, immeuble résidentiel, magasin, école, hôtel, usine, etc.)

located in the municipality of

stet ou située dans la municipalité de ________________________________________

at

à l’adresse suivante _____________________________________________________

(street address or lot number/numéro et nom de rue ou numéro de lot)

was made on

a été effectuée le ___________

Y/A M/M D/J

The reasons for the order are:

Therefore, pursuant to Clause_____ of Subsection (1) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, s.o. 1997, c4, it is ordered that

Les motifs de cet ordre sont:

En conséquence, conformément à la clause ______ du Paragraphe 21(1) de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4, il est ordonné que la propriété décrite ci-dessus soit fermée jusqu’à

The work in this Order must be completed by / Les travaux requls par cet ordre dolvent étre terminés au Plus tard le

__________________

Y/A M/M D/J

(print name of inspector/ nom de l’inspecteur en caractères d’imprimerie)

_____________________________________________________

(signature of Inspector under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997/ signature de l’inspecteur ou inspectrice responsable en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie)

This order was served upon

Cet oredre a été signifié à ________________________________

on/le _____________

Y/A M/M D/J

By

Checkboxpersonal service

Checkboxregular letter mail

Checkboxelectronic transmission

Checkboxfacsimile transmission

Checkboxother (specify) ____________________________

Par

Checkboxlivraison en mains propres

Checkboxcourrier ordinaire

Checkboxcourriel

Checkboxtélécopieur

Checkboxautre (précisez) ____________________________

_____________________________________________________________

(signature of person serving the order/signature de la personne qui signifie l’ordre)

NOTICE

Your rights of appeal from an Order under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and other pertinent information are set out below. For accurate reference to the law, you should consult parts VI to VIII of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 s.o. 1997, c.4.

1) If you wish to appeal this Order, you must do so within fifteen days of being served with it. You may ask the Fire Marshal to review the Order by submitting a written request. (s.25)

Your request to the Fire Marshal to review the Order should be sent to the Fire Marshal at

25 Morton Shulman Avenue, 2nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

If you wish an extension of time to file your appeal to the Fire Marshal, you must do so within thirty days of being served with it. Your request must state reasonable grounds for granting the extension and should be sent to the Fire Marshal at the above address. (s.25)

2) If you apply to the Fire Marshal for a review and wish to appeal the answer, you have fifteen days to appeal to the Fire Safety Commission by mailing your application to the above address. This fifteen day period may be extended by the Fire Safety Commission on reasonable grounds, but any application for an extension must be made within thirty days after the Order appealed from was made or reviewed by the Fire Marshal. (s.26)

3) In all cases, your application for a review or an appeal should include a copy of the Order appealed from together with the grounds on which you are contesting the Order. The Fire Marshal may review the Order without holding a hearing. In case of an appeal to the Fire Safety Commission, the Commission will advise you of when and where your appeal is to be heard. [s.25(5), 26(5)]

4) On a review or an appeal, the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission may confirm the Order, modify it, rescind it or make a new order [s.25(4), 26(6)].

5) A person applying for a review of an Order by the Fire Marshal or appealing an Order to the Fire Safety Commission is relieved from complying with the Order until a review is completed or an appeal is heard. However, the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission may order that the Order take effect immediately where, in their opinion, such action is necessary in the interest of public safety. [s.25(6), 26(7)]

6) A decision of the Fire Safety Commission may be appealed to the Divisional Court, in accordance with the rules of that Court, on a question of law or mixed fact and law. (s.27)

7) A person who fails to comply with an Order is guilty of an offence and is subject, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $10,000 for every day during which the default continues. (s.30)

8) Where a person has failed to comply with an Order, the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief may apply to a judge of the Superior Court of Justice for an Order compelling the person affected to comply. An appeal from such an Order may be made to the Divisional Court. (s.32)

9) Where a person fails to comply with an Order within thirty days after being convicted for failing to do so, the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief may apply to Ontario court of Justice and the Court may order the closing or removal of the property affected or the removal of anything therein. Where the Court finds such action to be necessary in the interest of public safety, the cost of any such closing or removal incurred by the Fire Marshal or the municipality may be collected from the owner as municipal taxes. (s.31, 38)

10) Where a building or premises is ordered closed, either by an Order of the Fire Marshal or by an Order of the Court, the owner shall be served with a copy of the Order and a copy posted on the property. It is an offence, punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $1000 or to a year imprisonment or both to remove the copy, unless the removal has been authorized by the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief. [s.24(3), 29]

AVIS

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une explication de vos droits d'appel relativement à un ordre qui aurait été émis en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, ainsi que d'autres renseignements pertinents. Pour tenir compte avec exactitude de la loi, vous devriez consulter les parties VI à VIII de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4.

1) Si vous voulez en appeler du présent ordre, vous devez le faire dans les quinze jours qui en suivent la signification.(Art.26) Vous pouvez demander au commissaire des incendies de réviser l'ordre en lui soumettant une demande écrite (art.25) à l'adresse suivante:

25, avenue Morton Shulman, 2e êtage
Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

Si vous voulez obtenir une prolongation du délai d'appel auprès du commissaire des incendies, vous devez la demander dans les trente jours suivant la signification de l'ordre. Dans votre demande, vous devez mentionner des motifs de prolongation raisonnables; expédiez cette demande à l'adresse ci­haut. (Art.25)

2) Si vous demandez au commissaire des incendies de réviser l'ordre et si vous voulez en appeler de la réponse, vous avez quinze jours pour en appeler auprès de la commission de la sécurité-incendie; postez votre demande à l'adresse ci­haut. La Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut prolonger cette période de quinze jours s'il existe des motifs raisonnables; cependant, toute demande de prolongation doit être faite dans les trente jours après que l'ordre faisant l'objet de l'appel a été donné ou révisé par le commissaire des incendies. (Art.26)

3) Dans tous les cas, votre demande de révision ou d'appel devrait inclure une copie de l'ordre en question ainsi que les motifs de contestation de l'order. Le commissaire des incendies peut réexaminer l'ordre sans tenir d'audience. Si vous en appelez auprès de la Commission de la sécurité-incendie, cette dernière vous avisera du lieu et de la date ou votre appel sera entendu. [Parag. 25(5), 26(5)]

4) Suite à une révision ou à un appel, le commissaire des incendies ou la Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut confirmer, modifier ou annuler l'ordre, ou en émettre un nouveau. [Parag. 25(4), 26(6)]

5) Une personne qui demande la révision d'un ordre émis par le commissaire des incendies ou qui en appelle d'un ordre auprès de la Commission de la sécurité­incendie n'est pas tenue de se conformer à l'ordre jusqu'à ce que la révision soit terminée ou qu'un appel soit entendu. Le commissaire des incendies ou la Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut cependant ordonner que cet ordre entre en vigueur immédiatement si, de leur avis, une telle mesure est nécessaire dans l'intérêt de la sécurité publique. [Parag. 25(6), 26(7)]

6) On peut en appeler d'une décision de la Commission de la sécurité-incendie auprès de la Cour divisionnaire, selon les règles de cette cour, sur une question de droit ou sur une question mixte de droit et de fait. (Art. 27)

7) Quiconque ne se conforme pas à un ordre ou à une ordonnance est coupable d'une infraction et est passible, sur déclaration de culpabilité, d'une amende n'excédant pas 10 000 $ pour chaque jour où se poursuit le défaut. (Art. 30)

8) Si une personne ne s'est pas conformée à un ordre, le commissaire des incendies, un assistant ou une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou encore un chef ou une chef des pompiers et pompières peut présenter une requête à un juge ou à la cour supérieure de justice afin d'obliger la personne visée à s'y conformer. Un appel relativement à un tel ordre peut être déposé à la Cour divisionnaire. (Art. 32)

9) Si une personne ne se conforme pas à une ordonnance dans les trente jours suivant une condamnation à ce sujet, le commissaire des incendies, un assistant ou une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou encore un chef ou une chef des pompiers et pompières peut présenter une requête à la Cour de justice de l'Ontario; cette dernière peut ordonner la fermeture ou l'élimination de la propriété visee ou l'élimination de tout contenu. Si la Cour croit cette mesure nécessaire dans l'intérêt de la sécurité publique, le coût d'une telle fermeture ou d'une telle élimination qui est encouru par le commissaire des incendies ou la municipalité peut être récupéré du propriétaire ou de la propriétaire sous forme de taxes municipales. (Art. 31,38)

10) S'il est ordonné de fermer un bâtiment ou des locaux, soit par un ordre du commissaire des incendies, soit par une ordonnance de la Cour, une copie de l'ordre est signifiée au propriétaire ou à la propriétaire et une copie est affichée sur la propriété. Quiconque enlève cette copie de l'ordre est passible, sur déclaration de culpabilité, d'une amende n'excédant pas 1 000 $ ou d'une peine de'emprisonnement maximale d'un an ou des deux, à moins d'avoir obtenu l'autorisation d'enlever la copie du commissaire des incendies d'un assistant ou d'une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou du chef ou de la chef des pompiers et pompières. [Parag.24(3); art.29]

Lines 1 to 3

Inspection Order

(Made pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997)

Ordres donnés par les inspecteurs

(donné en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prevention et la protection contre l’incendie)

(Fire Department Name)

Nom du service d’incendie

(Fire Department Address)

Adresse du service d’incendie

(Postal Code) (Phone Number)

(Code postal) (Numéro de téléphone)

To/À ___________________Line 4__________________________________

An inspection of the following described property

Une inspection de la propriété décrite ci-dessous ___________ Line 5________________

(owned or occupied/qui appartient ou qui est occupée)

by you namely

par vous, à savoir _____________ Line 6_____________________________________

(dwelling, apartment house, store, school, hotel, factory, etc/habitation, immeuble résidentiel, magasin, école, hôtel, usine, etc.)

located in the municipality of

stet ou située dans la municipalité de ________ Line 7___________________________

at

à l’adresse suivante _____________________ Line 8__________________________

(street address or lot number/numéro et nom de rue ou numéro de lot)

was made on

a été effectuée le __ Line 9___

Y/A M/M D/J

The reasons for the order are: Line 10

Therefore, pursuant to Clause_ Line 11__ of Subsection (1) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, s.o. 1997, c4, it is ordered that

Line 12

Les motifs de cet ordre sont:

En conséquence, conformément à la clause ______ du Paragraphe 21(1) de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4, il est ordonné que la propriété décrite ci-dessus soit fermée jusqu’à

The work in this Order must be completed by / Les travaux requls par cet ordre dolvent étre terminés au Plus tard le

____ Line 13_

Y/A M/M D/J

_____________ Line 14_______________

(print name of inspector/ nom de l’inspecteur en caractères d’imprimerie)

_____________________________________________________

(signature of Inspector under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997/ signature de l’inspecteur ou inspectrice responsable en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie)

This order was served upon

Cet oredre a été signifié à _______ Line 15____________________

on/le ____ Line 15_____

Y/A M/M D/J

_________ Line 16_________________________________________________

(signature of person serving the order/signature de la personne qui signifie l’ordre)

Inspection Order Instructions Step-By-Step Instructions

Lines #1 to #3

Insert name, address and phone number of fire department or Office of the Fire Marshal, (whichever is applicable) based upon who is preparing the order.

Line #4

Prior to issuing the order, determine who will be responsible for carrying out the provisions of the order. This is often the owner; however, in some situations the occupant may be responsible. It is also possible for the owner and occupant to be jointly responsible.

Where the legal owner of the property is considered to be responsible for the situation outlined in the order, it is imperative that the owner be properly identified on the order. This is necessary because the municipality or the province may ultimately place a lien against the property in an attempt to recover costs under the provisions of Part VIII of the FPPA for carrying out work authorized under Section 33. Determining ownership can be accomplished by conducting a title search at the Land Registry Office serving the area.

Where it is difficult to identify the owner of the property, fire departments should exercise caution to ensure they are issuing the order to the party responsible for/or in control of the property. Legal advice should be obtained by the fire department to deal with properties that are in receivership.

The practice of issuing an order against a mortgage holder would ordinarily be considered improper. A mortgage holder is not considered responsible for/or in control over a property simply because the subject property is used to secure a loan. In situations where, for example, a lender has exercised a right under a mortgage agreement or other security instrument when an owner has defaulted, the fire department should first obtain legal advice as to whether the exercise of the right has resulted in the lender having control over the property.

The practice of issuing orders to a variety of parties, including lenders, trustees and receivers, in the hope that one of the several parties will be the correct one, is inappropriate.

Enforcement action requires compliance with prevailing legal requirements. Inspectors who do not have a reasonable and genuine belief that a person or institution is an “owner” or “in control of the property” but who still prepare and issue orders may leave themselves open to formal legal proceedings.

To complete Line #4 of the form, where the owner or responsible party is an individual, enter the full name and address of the person against whom the order is made. In instances where two or more individuals are being named, it is suggested that separate orders be prepared and served on each individual. In the case of a partnership, enter the names and addresses of the partners in this space and attach an appendix to the order if necessary.

In the case of a corporation, enter the name and address of the head office or branch office as applicable. A separate order could also be prepared and issued to an executive officer of the company in addition to issuing one to the company itself. This is often a useful approach, due to the personal nature of the order. An executive officer could be subject to penalties upon conviction for failure to comply with an order as outlined in Section 30 of the FPPA.

In the case of an estate, enter the name of the estate and name of the executor or administrator. Include the address of the executor/administrator.

In the case of a property administered by a trust company, enter the name of the estate and the trust company. Specify that the company administers the estate. Include the address of the trust company.

Line #5

Enter “owned” and/or “occupied” as applicable.

Line #6

Enter the type of building or premises that best describes the use (e.g. apartment building, office building, single family dwelling, etc.).

Line #7

Enter the name of the municipality. A city, separated town, town, borough, township, village and improvement district are municipalities. Hamlets and police villages are not municipalities.

Line #8

Enter the street address where applicable. If not applicable, give the plot plan or lot number.

Line # 9

Enter the date on which the building was actually inspected. Should prosecution become necessary, evidence will have to be presented at the trial, outlining what the conditions were like at the property prior to the order being issued and on subsequent re-inspection.

Line #10

FPPA Clause 23 (a) shall set out the reasons for the order. List the reasons for the order in the space on the order following the words “The reasons for the order are:”

The inspector must describe the fire safety problems in detail in order to ensure that there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the remedial measures outlined in the order. The lack of a fire alarm system, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment does not in itself constitute a fire safety hazard. Rather, the

equipment is used to alleviate the unsafe conditions found. For this reason, do not use wording such as “The building lacks a fire alarm system”.

Consider how the following examples better illustrate suitable wording that can be used:

• In event of fire, the open stairwells will contribute to the spread of smoke and fire.

• The building lacks a means to notify persons, in a timely manner, of the need to take action in a fire emergency.

• The building lacks a suitable means of egress from the floor areas in each storey for the escape of occupants in the event of a fire.

• The building is vacant, in disrepair, open to unwanted access or entry, and contains quantities of combustible materials and will be exposed to unacceptable risk of damage caused by fire.

• The basement furnace room contains excessive quantities of combustible waste and debris that increases the risk of accidental ignition and increases severity and effects of a fire impacting areas beyond its point of origin.

Also consider the language in the objective and functional statements in Division A, Part 2 and Part 3 of the Fire Code.

If the space provided in the order is not sufficient to accommodate the reasons for the order (list of fire safety problems), prepare a detailed appendix and attach it to the order.

Line #11

The authority for issuing this type of inspection order is stated in Clauses (a) to (g) of Section 21 of the FPPA. Specify the applicable Clause(s) depending upon the circumstances involved in the order.

FPPA Clause 23 (b) shall set out the explanation of the action required by order. Following the legislative authority for issuing the order as stated in Clauses (a) to (g) of Section 21 of the FPPA, specify the applicable clause(s). (Example: Therefore, pursuant to Clause (g) of Subsection (1) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act it is ordered that)

When more than one Clause is referenced, issue separate orders for each Clause.

Line #12

In the space provided below “it is ordered that”, state the required action, including specific details to clarify how to comply with the order. Note that the corrective measures specified in this space must fall within the scope of Clauses 21 (1) (a) to (g) of the FPPA. An owner may propose an alternative to what is specified in the order. If the fire department agrees with the alternative, they may withdraw the order and make a new order. The new order should describe the provisions of the new agreement.

In instances where the order will involve construction, a building permit may be necessary. This may be identified on the order.

Consider the following examples that illustrate suitable action wording that can be used:

• Fire separate the exit stairways from the remainder of the building by constructing a fire separation having a 30 minute fire resistance rating and doors having a 20 minute fire protection rating.

• Install a fire alarm system throughout the building.

• Install a second exit from each floor area above the second storey.

• Vacant buildings are to be secured against unauthorized entry and combustible materials removed.

• Remove combustible materials from the basement furnace room.

• In instances where the order will involve construction, a building permit may be necessary and identified on the order.

If the space provided in the order is not sufficient to accommodate specific details to clarify action ordered, prepare a detailed appendix and attach it to the order.

When more than one action must be satisfied and it is necessary to set different compliance times, issue separate orders for each compliance date.

Line #13

Specify a date by which the work must be completed. Depending on the extent of work required by the order, allow adequate time. For instance, it may be necessary to prepare plans, specifications, tender the job, obtaining permits in addition to the time necessary for the installation. Be reasonable. Departmental operating guidelines / policies can establish timelines.

When more than one item must be satisfied and it is necessary to set different time limits for compliance, issue separate orders.

In situations where the compliance date on the order is less than 15 days, it will be necessary to defer prosecution pending the application for a review or an appeal. In other words, there is no requirement to match the appeal or review period with the compliance time lines. For example, if the matter is urgent, you may require compliance immediately or within a few days but the 15 day appeal period specified in the FPPA would still apply.

Part III of the Provincial Offences Act contains a six month statute of limitations for prosecuting a provincial offence based from the compliance date used in the Inspection Order. By giving reasonable time initially, there is sufficient time available for compliance. Should it become necessary to prosecute for failure to comply with the order, the person upon whom the order was served will have difficulty supporting a defence that they had insufficient time and were taking steps to comply.

Line #14

The inspector who conducted the inspection should print their name and sign the order in the spaces provided.

Lines #15 and #16

Section 77 of the FPPA identifies criteria for the manner in which an order is required to be served. Refer to Section 77 of the FPPA for details.

At the time of service, complete this portion of the order on both the original order being served and the fire department copy being retained for record and other purposes. Document the method of service, by checking off the appropriate box, be it personal service, by regular letter mail, electronic transmission, facsimile transmission or other.

Where a fax is used to accomplish service, ensure that both sides of the order are transmitted (i.e. the face of the order and the rights of appeal information on the back). Retain the proof of transmission. This information is used to determine the appeal periods under the FPPA and may be required to prove that service was accomplished and the evidence is also necessary to prove in court that service was accomplished.

The name of the person to whom the order is served and the date of service must be stated on Line #15.

Personal service is recommended. Service may be made by fire department personnel or by some other means if necessary. The person serving the order should sign their name in the space provided (Line #16) on the original order and on the fire department copy of the order.

Where the order is being served personally by someone other than the inspector who prepared the order, it is suggested that an affidavit of service be provided and be retained for future prosecution purposes. The affidavit of service will be used as proof of service if the matter comes to court.

Refer to Subsection 24 (1) of the FPPA which specifies that a copy of the order must be served on both the owner and occupant of the land or premises. The copy of the order must be served to the owner and occupant, even if they are not the parties responsible for compliance with the order.

Refer to Subsection 24 (2) which describes how the occupants of a building are deemed to be served where the building contains two or more units intended for separate occupancy. Follow the procedures as outlined.

As indicated above, in any court prosecution, the fire department may have to give evidence of exactly what has been done to effect service, or may have to swear an affidavit to the same effect. This is a matter that should be established with the local courts in determining acceptance of proof of service.

Order To Close

(Made pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997)

Ordre de fermeture

(donné en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prevention et la protection contre l’incendie)

(Fire Department Name)

Nom du service d’incendie

(Fire Department Address)

Adresse du service d’incendie

(Postal Code) (Phone Number)

(Code postal) (Numéro de téléphone)

To/À _____________________________________________________

An inspection of the following described property

Une inspection de la propriété décrite ci-dessous ___________________________

(owned or occupied/qui appartient ou qui est occupée)

by you namely

par vous, à savoir ___________________________________________________________

(dwelling, apartment house, store, school, hotel, factory, etc/habitation, immeuble résidentiel, magasin, école, hôtel, usine, etc.)

located in the municipality of

située dans la municipalité de ________________________________________

at

à l’adresse suivante _____________________________________________

(street address or lot number/numéro et nom de rue ou numéro de lot)

was made on

a été effectuée le ___________

Y/A M/M D/J

The reasons for the order are:

Therefore, pursuant to Subsection (2) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, s.o. 1997, c4, it is ordered that the property described above be closed until such time as corrective actions ordered in the accompanying order made pursuant to subsection (1) have been completed.

Les motifs de cet ordre sont:

En conséquence, conformément au paragraphe 21(2) de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4, il est ordonné que la propriété décrite ci-dessus soit fermée jusqu’à ce que les mesures correctives ordonnées dans l’ordre rendu en vertu du paragraphe (1), qui accompagne cet ordre de fermeture, aient été prises.

(print name of inspector/ nom de l’inspecteur en caractères d’imprimerie)

_____________________________________________________

(signature of Inspector under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997/ signature de l’inspecteur ou inspectrice responsable en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l’incendie)

This Order is approved/Cet ordre a été approuvé

_____________________________________

(signature of Fire Marshal/signature du commissaire des incendies)

This order was served upon

Cet oredre a été signifié à ________________________________

on/le _____________

Y/A M/M D/J

By

Checkboxpersonal service

Checkboxregular letter mail

Checkboxelectronic transmission

Checkboxfacsimile transmission

Checkboxother (specify) ____________________________

Par

Checkboxlivraison en mains propres

Checkboxcourrier ordinaire

Checkboxcourriel

Checkboxtélécopieur

Checkboxautre (précisez) ____________________________

_____________________________________________________________

(signature of person serving the order/signature de la personne qui signifie l’ordre)

NOTICE

Your rights of appeal from an Order under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and other pertinent information are set out below. For accurate reference to the law, you should consult parts VI to VIII of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 s.o. 1997, c.4.

1) If you wish to appeal this Order, you must do so within fifteen days of being served with it. You may ask the Fire Marshal to review the Order by submitting a written request. (s.25)

Your request to the Fire Marshal to review the Order should be sent to the Fire Marshal at

25 Morton Shulman Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

If you wish an extension of time to file your appeal to the Fire Marshal, you must do so within thirty days of being served with it. Your request must state reasonable grounds for granting the extension and should be sent to the Fire Marshal at the above address. (s.25)

2) If you apply to the Fire Marshal for a review and wish to appeal the answer, you have fifteen days to appeal to the Fire Safety Commission by mailing your application to the above address. This fifteen day period may be extended by the Fire Safety Commission on reasonable grounds, but any application for an extension must be made within thirty days after the Order appealed from was made or reviewed by the Fire Marshal. (s.26)

3) In all cases, your application for a review or an appeal should include a copy of the Order appealed from together with the grounds on which you are contesting the Order. The Fire Marshal may review the Order without holding a hearing. In case of an appeal to the Fire Safety Commission, the Commission will advise you of when and where your appeal is to be heard. [s.25(5), 26(5)]

4) On a review or an appeal, the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission may confirm the Order, modify it, rescind it or make a new order [s.25(4), 26(6)].

5) A person applying for a review of an Order by the Fire Marshal or appealing an Order to the Fire Safety Commission is relieved from complying with the Order until a review is completed or an appeal is heard. However, the Fire Marshal or the Fire Safety Commission may order that the Order take effect immediately where, in their opinion, such action is necessary in the interest of public safety. [s.25(6), 26(7)]

6) A decision of the Fire Safety Commission may be appealed to the Divisional Court, in accordance with the rules of that Court, on a question of law or mixed fact and law. (s.27)

7) A person who fails to comply with an Order is guilty of an offence and is subject, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $10,000 for every day during which the default continues. (s.30)

8) Where a person has failed to comply with an Order, the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief may apply to a judge of the Superior Court of Justice for an Order compelling the person affected to comply. An appeal from such an Order may be made to the Divisional Court. (s.32)

9) Where a person fails to comply with an Order within thirty days after being convicted for failing to do so, the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief may apply to Ontario court of Justice and the Court may order the closing or removal of the property affected or the removal of anything therein. Where the Court finds such action to be necessary in the interest of public safety, the cost of any such closing or removal incurred by the Fire Marshal or the municipality may be collected from the owner as municipal taxes. (s.31, 38)

10) Where a building or premises is ordered closed, either by an Order of the Fire Marshal or by an Order of the Court, the owner shall be served with a copy of the Order and a copy posted on the property. It is an offence, punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $1000 or to a year imprisonment or both to remove the copy, unless the removal has been authorized by the Fire Marshal, an assistant to the Fire Marshal or a Fire Chief. [s.24(3), 29]

AVIS

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une explication de vos droits d'appel relativement à un ordre qui aurait été émis en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, ainsi que d'autres renseignements pertinents. Pour tenir compte avec exactitude de la loi, vous devriez consulter les parties VI à VIII de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4.

1) Si vous voulez en appeler du présent ordre, vous devez le faire dans les quinze jours qui en suivent la signification.(Art.26) Vous pouvez demander au commissaire des incendies de réviser l'ordre en lui soumettant une demande écrite (art.25) à l'adresse suivante:

25, avenue Morton Shulman, 2e êtage
Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

Si vous voulez obtenir une prolongation du délai d'appel auprès du commissaire des incendies, vous devez la demander dans les trente jours suivant la signification de l'ordre. Dans votre demande, vous devez mentionner des motifs de prolongation raisonnables; expédiez cette demande à l'adresse ci­haut. (Art.25)

2) Si vous demandez au commissaire des incendies de réviser l'ordre et si vous voulez en appeler de la réponse, vous avez quinze jours pour en appeler auprès de la commission de la sécurité-incendie; postez votre demande à l'adresse ci­haut. La Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut prolonger cette période de quinze jours s'il existe des motifs raisonnables; cependant, toute demande de prolongation doit être faite dans les trente jours après que l'ordre faisant l'objet de l'appel a été donné ou révisé par le commissaire des incendies. (Art.26)

3) Dans tous les cas, votre demande de révision ou d'appel devrait inclure une copie de l'ordre en question ainsi que les motifs de contestation de l'order. Le commissaire des incendies peut réexaminer l'ordre sans tenir d'audience. Si vous en appelez auprès de la Commission de la sécurité-incendie, cette dernière vous avisera du lieu et de la date ou votre appel sera entendu. [Parag. 25(5), 26(5)]

4) Suite à une révision ou à un appel, le commissaire des incendies ou la Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut confirmer, modifier ou annuler l'ordre, ou en émettre un nouveau. [Parag. 25(4), 26(6)]

5) Une personne qui demande la révision d'un ordre émis par le commissaire des incendies ou qui en appelle d'un ordre auprès de la Commission de la sécurité­incendie n'est pas tenue de se conformer à l'ordre jusqu'à ce que la révision soit terminée ou qu'un appel soit entendu. Le commissaire des incendies ou la Commission de la sécurité-incendie peut cependant ordonner que cet ordre entre en vigueur immédiatement si, de leur avis, une telle mesure est nécessaire dans l'intérêt de la sécurité publique. [Parag. 25(6), 26(7)]

6) On peut en appeler d'une décision de la Commission de la sécurité-incendie auprès de la Cour divisionnaire, selon les règles de cette cour, sur une question de droit ou sur une question mixte de droit et de fait. (Art. 27)

7) Quiconque ne se conforme pas à un ordre ou à une ordonnance est coupable d'une infraction et est passible, sur déclaration de culpabilité, d'une amende n'excédant pas 10 000 $ pour chaque jour où se poursuit le défaut. (Art. 30)

8) Si une personne ne s'est pas conformée à un ordre, le commissaire des incendies, un assistant ou une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou encore un chef ou une chef des pompiers et pompières peut présenter une requête à un juge ou à la cour supérieure de justice afin d'obliger la personne visée à s'y conformer. Un appel relativement à un tel ordre peut être déposé à la Cour divisionnaire. (Art. 32)

9) Si une personne ne se conforme pas à une ordonnance dans les trente jours suivant une condamnation à ce sujet, le commissaire des incendies, un assistant ou une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou encore un chef ou une chef des pompiers et pompières peut présenter une requête à la Cour de justice de l'Ontario; cette dernière peut ordonner la fermeture ou l'élimination de la propriété visee ou l'élimination de tout contenu. Si la Cour croit cette mesure nécessaire dans l'intérêt de la sécurité publique, le coût d'une telle fermeture ou d'une telle élimination qui est encouru par le commissaire des incendies ou la municipalité peut être récupéré du propriétaire ou de la propriétaire sous forme de taxes municipales. (Art. 31,38)

10) S'il est ordonné de fermer un bâtiment ou des locaux, soit par un ordre du commissaire des incendies, soit par une ordonnance de la Cour, une copie de l'ordre est signifiée au propriétaire ou à la propriétaire et une copie est affichée sur la propriété. Quiconque enlève cette copie de l'ordre est passible, sur déclaration de culpabilité, d'une amende n'excédant pas 1 000 $ ou d'une peine de'emprisonnement maximale d'un an ou des deux, à moins d'avoir obtenu l'autorisation d'enlever la copie du commissaire des incendies d'un assistant ou d'une assistante du commissaire des incendies ou du chef ou de la chef des pompiers et pompières. [Parag.24(3); art.29]

Instructions for Completing the Form 

Electrical Inspection Orders should be issued with the same discretion as used when issuing any Order under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. Cases of overfusing and/or the misuse of extension cords or octopus wiring may be remedied without a formal Order with the co-operation of the owner or occupant. Subsequent re-inspection will indicate whether this will achieve correction. An Electrical Inspection Order should be used in these instances only after a re-inspection has found continued non-compliance. In cases where the Electrical Safety Authority regulations have been violated to the extent that a serious and imminent electrical hazard exists, an Order should be served at the first inspection.

This Electrical Inspection Order form has been designed to permit fire department personnel and others duly authorized as Assistants to the Fire Marshal under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, to complete the form manually or use a computer and send the completed form electronically (by e-mail), by mail or courier to the Electrical Safety Authority.

The form must be completed in its entirety and sent to the Electrical Safety Authority. The Electrical Safety Authority will return the completed form to the fire department, once the electrical hazards have been corrected.

The following are detailed instructions for completing and issuing an Electrical Inspection Order:

1. This is a joint Order requiring the Electrical Safety Authority to inspect the electrical installations and wiring, and requiring the owner or occupant of the premises to pay the costs of such inspection.

2. On the first four lines, enter the fire department information, postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. Leave the ESA-FMO# space blank.

3. On the fifth, sixth and seventh lines enter the full name(s) and postal addresses of the owner(s) or occupant of the premises against whom the Order is made. If more than one owner is to be listed, list all of them and their addresses.

4. On line 8 check the word “owned” and/or “occupied” as the case may be.

5. On line 9 and 10 insert the name of the owner or occupant and indicate the class of the building.

6. On line 11 insert the name of the municipality where the premises are located.

7. On line 12 insert the street address or location of premises within the municipality and related information.

8. On line 13 fill in the date the inspection was conducted.

9. In the appropriate space, the inspecting officer prints his/her name and may sign the form electronically if desired. If an electronic signature is not used, adhere to the instructions outlined in step 13.

10. Respecting service of the order, on the next lines of each copy of the Order form, indicate the name of the owner(s) or occupant upon whom the Order was served, the date of service, and the signature of the person who served the Order. Adhering to the instructions outlined in step 15, serve the owner(s) or occupant and inform them that an inspection by the Electrical Safety Authority of the electrical installations and wiring has been ordered and he/she is required to pay for such inspection.

11. Indicate numerically in the appropriate place at the bottom of the Order form the chief electrical hazards found during the inspection and identify the principal area where the defects are found. If circumstances warrant it, recommend that a general inspection be conducted.

12. E-mail the Electrical Inspection Order to the Electrical Safety Authority at: esa.cambridge@electricalsafety.on.ca. Retain a copy of the proof of the electronic transmission with the file for use and reference.

13. Print at least three paper copies of the completed form. (Print additional copies, dependant upon the number of owners to be notified.) Sign all three copies of the form when the form is not signed electronically.

14. Keep one copy in the file.

15. On the remaining copy(ies), remove the bottom portion of the page along the dotted line. The top portion of the page is to be used for notification of the Owner(s). Serve this(ese) copy(ies) on the owner(s). Step 16 is not necessary where the form is signed with an electronic signature and sent electronically by e-mail to the Electrical Safety Authority.

Mail or courier the completed and signed form to the Electrical Safety Authority:
By mail to: PO Box 24143, Pine Bush Postal Outlet, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 8E6, or
By courier to: 278 Pine Bush Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N1T 1Z6 

Electrical Inspection Order

(Made pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997)

(Fire Department Name)

(Fire Department Address)

(Postal Code) (Phone Number)

Postal Code Telephone Number Fax Number Fire Department E-mail Address ESA-FMOs

To: Electrical Safety Authority / Copy to: _____________________________________________________

Name of Owner or Occupant Street Address

__________________________________________________________________________

City / Town / Municipality Postal Code Telephone Number

(If not owner – Name, Address & Telephone # of Owner): ___________________________

An inspection of the following described property Checkbox owned and / or Checkbox occupied

By _______________________, namely a(n) Checkboxdwelling, Checkboxapartment house, Checkboxstore, Checkboxschool, Checkboxhotel, Checkboxfactory, Checkboxcommercial garage, Checkboxother: __________________

located in the municipality of ___________________________________

(City / Town / Municipality)

at ________________________________________ _______ ________________

(Street Address or Lot Number) Postal Code Site Telephone Number

Was made on the _____________day of ______________ 20____.

It was found that by reason of inadequacy or want of repair the electrical installations and the wiring therein creates or poses a risk of fire. Therefore, pursuant to Subsection (3) of Section 21 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4, it is ordered that an inspection of the electrical installations and wiring therein be conducted by the Electrical Safety Authority, and the cost of such inspection be paid by the owner or occupant of the said premises.

Signature of Inspector under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

(Print Fire Inspector's Name)

This order was served upon: (name of Owner or Occupant)

On (Date)

Signature of person serving the order

Electrical hazards found: (Indicate appropriate number and provide details where applicable)

ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

1) Deteriorated

2) Damaged

3) Bare live parts

4) Over-fused

5) Overloaded

6) Undersized

7) Incorrectly wired

8) Ungrounded

9) Insufficient quantity

10) Unapproved

11) Improper use

12) Incorrect type

Hazard number(s)

Location of hazard/ Comments

Electrical service & panels

Wiring

Outlets

Receptacles

Fixtures

Switches

Appliances

General Inspection Required

Other

The electrical hazards identified have been removed [The following is completed by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)]

Name of ESA Inspector

ESA Inspector's Address and Telephone No.

Date

Inspection Application Number

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ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

INFORMATION
DÉNONCIATION

Under Section 23 of the Provincial Offences Act
En vertu de l'article 23 de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 105
Courts of Justice Act Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200

This is the information of ______________________________________of ___________________________,
Dénonciation déposée par

_____________________________________________________________

(occupation / profession)

I have reasonable and probable grounds to believe and do believe that
j'ai des motifs raisonnables de croire et je crois effectivement que

name / nom
address / adresse

on or about the / le ou vers le ________ day of / jour de _______, yr. / an

at ___________________________________________________________
à (location / lieu)
did commit the offence of
a commis l'infraction de

contrary to
en violation de

____________________________________
Signature of Informant / Signature du dénonciateur

section article ______________________________SUMMONS RETURNABLE
SOMMATION À RAPPORTER

Sworn before me at ____________________________
Déclaré sous serment devant moi à

at ____________________________________________________
à

this _____ day of ___________, 20____
ce our de an

on the __________ day of ______________, 20_____
le jour de

at ______________ at _________________
à à (courtroom / sale d’audience)

_____________________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

(Sec. / Art. 24)

Checkbox Summons for ______________________, yr. ________ Confirmed on _____________________, yr __________. _____________________
Sommation pour an Confirmée le an Justice of the Peace Juge de paix

Date

Pleads Plaidoyer

Checkbox Guilty Coupable

Checkbox Not Guilty Non coupable

Checkbox Withdrawn Accusation retiree

Found Décision

Checkbox Guilty Coupable

Checkbox Not Guilty Non coupable

Checkbox In Absentia Défaut de comparution

Checkbox Sentence Suspended Sursis

Fined $_____________ & $___________________ costs. Time to pay ______________
Amende $ et $ pour le frais. Délai de paiement

Date of birth ___________________
Date de naissance D/J M Y/A

Probation for ______________________________________
Durée de la probation

Sentenced to Imprisonment for _________________________
Peine d'emprisonnement

Exhibits Filed
Pièces déposées

Checkbox Yes Oui Checkbox No Non

_________________________________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

FOR INFORMATION ON ACCESS TO ONTARIO COURTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, CALL 1-800-387-4456 TORONTO AREA 416-326-0111

POUR PLUS DE RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'ACCÈS DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES AUX TRIBUNAUX DE L'ONTARIO, COMPOSEZ LE 1-800-387-4456 RÉGION DE TORONTO 416-326-0111

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

SUMMONS
SOMMATION

Under Section 24 of the Provincial Offences Act
Sommation adressée au défendeur aux termes de l'article 24
de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 108
Courts of Justice Act Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200

TO
À

name / nom
address / adresse

Whereas you have been charged Attendu que vous avez été accusé
before me that you, devant moi d'avoir

on or about the / le ou vers le day of / jour de , yr. / an

at ___________________________________________________________
(location / lieu)
did commit the offence of
à a commis l'infraction de

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

contrary to ____________________________
en violation de

section article ______________________________

Issued at ____________________________
Émis

this _______ day of ___________, 20______
ce jour de an

Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge du paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

THEREFORE you are commanded in her Majesty's name to
À CES CAUSES, au nom de sa Majesté, vous êtes sommé de

appear before the Ontario Court of Justice
comparaître devant la Cour de Justice de l'Ontario

AT _________________________________
À

On the _______ day of ________, 20______
le jour de

at ________________ AT __________
à À (courtroom / sale d’audience)

and to appear thereafter as required by the court to be dealt with according to law.
et de comparaître par la suite chaque fois que le tribunal l'exigera de façon à ce que vous soyez jugé selon la loi.

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT
You may appear personally, by agent or counsel.

If you do not appear:
a) the court may issue a warrant for your arrest, or
b) your trial may proceed in your absence and evidence be taken, and
c) if you are convicted, you could be sentenced in your absence, and
d) depending on the offence of which you have been convicted, you could be

If you do appear:
a) the trial may proceed: or
b) you, or the prosecutor, may ask the court to adjourn your case to another date. The court may grant or refuse such a request.

REMARQUE a la partie défenderesse :

Vous pouvez comparaître personnellement, par mandataire, ou par un avocat.

Si vous ne comparaissez pas :
a) le tribunal peut émettre un mandat d'arrestation à votre encontre,
b) votre procès peut se dérouler en votre absence et des témoignages entendus,
c) si vous êtes reconnu(e) coupable, votre peine pourrait être prononcée en votre absence,
d) selon l'infraction pour laquelle vous avez été condamné(e), vous pourriez sentenced to jail and a warrant issued for your arrest. recevoir une peine d'emprisonnement et un mandat d'arrestation pourrait être émis à votre encontre.

Si vous comparaissez :
a) le procès peut être tenu : ou
b) vous pouvez, vous ou le poursuivant, demander au tribunal un ajournement. Le tribunal peut accorder ou refuser cette demande.

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS
AFFIDAVIT DE SIGNIGICATION DE LA SOMMATION

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

Under Subsection 26(6) of the Provincial Offences Act En vertu du paragraphe 26(6) de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

I, ______________________________________________, of ____________________
Je soussigné(e) demeurant à

a provincial offences officer make oath and say as follows, that on the ______ day of _______________ , yr. ______________

agent des infractions provinciales, déclare sous serment par les présentes que le jour de an

I did serve the summons in the manner indicated below:
j'ai signifié la sommation de la manière suivante :

(Check one / Cocher la case applicable)

(a) Checkbox

by delivering it personally to the Defendant;
en la remettant en main propre au défendeur;

(b) Checkbox

I could not conveniently find the Defendant and left the summons for him/her at his/her last known or usual place of abode
le défendeur ne pouvant être commodément trouvé, en laissant la sommation à son intention, à son adresse habituelle ou sa dernière adresse connue en la remettant

with / à __________________________________________________
an inmate thereof who appeared at least sixteen years of age;
occupant des lieux qui a manifestement 16 ans révolus

(c) Checkbox

service on a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à une municipalité : en la remettant en main propre à

___________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

_______________________________________________
(position / titre)

(the mayor, reeve, warden, or other chief officer, or the Clerk of the Corporation / maire, préfet, président du conseil de comité, ou autre dirigeant ou secrétaire de la municipalité)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à

(d) Checkbox

service on a corporation other than a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à toute autre personne morale : en la remettant en main propre à

__________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

___________________________________________________
(position / titre)

(manager, secretary, or other executive officer of the corporation, or person apparently in charge of the branch office thereof / directeur, secrétaire ou autre dirigeant, ou personne ayant manifestement la responsabilité de la succursale)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à

(e) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the corporation at ____________________________________
en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé à la personne morale à

__________________________________________ an address held out by the corporation to be its address
l'adresse indiquée par la personne morale comme la sienne

(f) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the Defendant, who is not a resident in Ontario,
en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé au défendeur, qui ne réside pas en Ontario

at / à ______________________________________________________
his/her last known or usual place of abode.
sa dernière adresse connue ou sa résidence habituelle

Sworn before me at ____________________
Assermenté devant moi à

this _____day of ___________, yr.________
ce jour de an

___________________________________
Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario/Commissioner for
Taking Affidavits / Juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario/
Commissaire à l'assermentation

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

____________________________
Signature

No. ________________ Div. ____________
N° Div.

Recovery of Costs FPPA Part VIII

FPPA 35 (1): The Fire Marshal, a fire chief or an assistant to the Fire Marshal may issue an order to pay the costs incurred by the Province of Ontario or a municipality 35 (1) (a) or (b)

FPPA 35 (2): An order under Subsection (1) to pay costs shall include:

  1. description of the things done for which the costs were incurred and a statement of the authority for doing the things;
  2. a detailed account of the costs incurred by the Province of Ontario or the municipality, as the case may be; and
  3. a direction that the person to whom the order is issued pay the costs to the Minister of Finance or the municipality, as the case may be.

Appeal to Fire Safety Commission FPPA 36 (1)

Under FPPA 35 (1) (a):

FPPA Section 33
Doing anything in accordance with the authorization given by the Fire Safety Commission
FPPA Subsection 21 (1) or (2) For work undertaken resulting from an Inspection Order

FPPA Section 25 or 26 to do the thing

Under FPPA 35 (1) (b):

FPPA Section 15
Immediate Threat to Life entering land or premises and doing any thing under Section 15, to the owner or the person having control of the land or premises

FPPA 38 (1): The Fire Marshal, a fire chief or an assistant to the Fire Marshal may inform a municipality as to the amount of any of the following expenses incurred by the municipality or the Province of Ontario that relate to things done in connection with land or premises in the municipality and instruct the municipality to recover the amounts

  1. Expenses incurred in carrying out an order made under Subsection 31 (3) that relates to the land or premises.
  2. Where an order to pay costs has been issued under Section 35 to a person who owns the lands or premises in the municipality

i. Section 33 or

ii. Section 15

Under FPPA 38 (1):

FPPA 31 (3) application to Ontario Court of Justice for an order under 31 (1) (a) conviction under Act and 31 (1) (b) conviction under Fire Code in the interest of public safety; to close access to, or remove, the building, structure or premises to which the order relates or remove or remove and dispose of any substance, material or thing from the building, structure, or premises.

Inspector / Inspecteur ou inspectrice Telephone # / No de telephone

Order To Pay Costs

(Made pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997)

Ordre de payer les coûts

(donné en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prevention et la protection contre l’incendie)

Fire Department / Service d’incendie

Address of Department / Adresse du service des d’incendie

To À

__________________________________________________________________

as owner or as person having control of the property located in the municipality of
en tant que propriétaire ou personne chargée de la propriété située dans la municipalité de

at (Complete address)
à l'adresse suivante (au complet) ____________________________________________

In respect to work done or action taken

En rapport aven l'exécution de travaux ou avec la prise de mesures qui est conforme aux

Checkbox Sections 15 & 16
articles 15 et 16

Checkbox Section 33
article 33

And pursuant to Subsection (1) of Section 35 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, c.4, it is ordered that the following costs incurred as detailed in Schedule A on the reverse side, be paid to the municipality and/or the Minister of Finance as the case may be.

et en vertu du paragraphe 35(1) de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4, il est ordonné que les coûts suivants, qui ont été encourus conformément à l'annexe A figurant au verso, soient payés à la municipalité ou au ministre des Finances ou aux deux, selon le cas.

Costs to be paid to municipality in the amount of

Montant des coûts à rembourser à la municipalité ____________________________________

Costs to be paid to Minister of Finance in the amount of

Montant des coûts à rembourser au ministre des Finances _____________________________

The costs involved in this Order must be paid by (d/m/y):

Le règlement de coûts mentionnés dans cet ordre doit être effectué au plus tard de (j/m/a): __________________________________

Complete Address of person issuing order:

Adresse complète de la personne qui a donné l'ordre _________________________________

_________________________________________________
Signature of Fire Marshal, Fire chief or Assistant to the Fire Marshal under the Fire Protection And Prevention Act, 1997

Signature de commissaire des incendies, du chef ou de la chef des pompiers et pompières ou de l'assistant ou assistante du commissaires des incendies, en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie.

This Order was served upon (name & date)

Le présent ordre a été signifié à (nom et date) _______________________________

Served by:
Signifié par:

Checkbox Mail
la poste

Checkbox personal service
signification à personne

__________________________________
Signature of person serving the order

Signature de la personne qui signifie l'order

NOTICE

Your rights of appeal from an Order under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and other pertinent information are set out below. For accurate references to the law, you should consult the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, s.o. 1997, c.4.

1. An appeal to this Order must be made to the Fire Safety Commission within fifteen days of being served with it. Written notice must be provided to the following.

a) Fire Safety Commission

25 Morton Shulman Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

AND

b) to the person who served the Order at the address shown on the reverse side of this page.

2. At a hearing by the Fire Safety Commission on an Order to pay costs, the Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or Assistant to the Fire Marshal may, on reasonable notice to all parties, ask the Commission to amend the Order by adding new items of cost or by increasing the amounts set out in the Order.

3. The Fire Safety Commission is empowered to consider whether the costs specified in the Order are reasonable and if the costs relate to the work done or action taken.

4. You may appeal a decision by the Fire Safety Commission to the Divisional Court. The appeal must in accordance with the rules of that court on a question of law, or mixed fact and law.

5. An Order to pay costs may be filed with the Ontario Court (General Division) and enforced as if it were an Order of the Court or the costs may be deemed to be and collected as such.

AVIS

Les droits qu'on a d'en appeler d'un ordre émis en vertu de la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie et tout autre renseignement pertinent sont expliqués ci-dessous. Pour tenir compte avec exactitude do la loi, on devrait consulter la Loi de 1997 sur la prévention et la protection contre l'incendie, L.O. 1997, chap. 4. 1. Si on en appelle du présent ordre, if faut le faire auprès de la Commission de la sécurité-incendie dans les quinze jours qui suivent la signification de l'ordre. Il faut alors donner un avis écrit aux adresses suivantes:

a) Commission de la sécurité-incendie 25, avenue Morton Shulman, 2e êtage Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

ET

b) à la personne ayant signifié l'ordre, à l'adresse indiquée au verso de la présente feuille.

2. Lorsque la Commission de la sécurité-incendie tient une audience relativement à un ordre de payer les coûts, le commissaire des incendies, le chef ou la chef des pompiers et pompières ou encore l'assistant ou l'assistante du commissaire des incendies peut, après avoir donné un avis raisonnable à toutes les parties, demander à la Commission de modifier l'ordre en ajoutant de nouveaux frais ou en accroissant les montants indiqués Dan l'ordre.

3. La Commission de la sécurité-incendie est autorisée à examiner si les coûtesprécisés dan l'ordre sont raisonnables et si ces frais se rapportent aux travaux qui ont été effectués ou à la mesure qui a été prise.

4. On peut en appeler d'une décision prise par la Commission de la sécurité­be incendie auprès de la Cour divisionnaire. L'appel doit se faire selon les règles de cette cour et doit porter sur une question de droit ou sur une question mixte de droit et de fait.

5. Un ordre de payer les coûts peut être déposé auprès de la Cour de l'Ontario (Division générale) et être appliqué comme s'il s'agissait d'un ordre de la municipal Cour; les coûts peuvent aussi être considérés comme des taxes municipales et être recueillis comme tels.

Schedule A
Annex A

Description of Work Done
Description des travaux exécutés

Costs
Coûts

Party Undertaking Action
(Province/Municipality)
partie ayant exécuté les travaux
(province, municipalité)

INFORMATION
DÉNONCIATION

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

Under Section 23 of the Provincial Offences Act
En vertu de l'article 23 de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 105
Courts of Justice Act
Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200

This is the information of _________________________________________
Dénonciation déposée par

of _____________________________________,
_____________________________

(occupation / profession)

I have reasonable and probable grounds to believe and do believe that j'ai des motifs raisonnables de croire et je crois effectivement que

______________name of accused___________________, ____address of accused_________
name / nom

on or about the / le ou vers le day of / jour de , yr. / an ,

at ___________________________________________________________
à (location / lieu)

did commit the offence of
a commis l'infraction de

contrary to
____________________________________________________
en violation de

section ____________________________________________
article

LONG FORM – TWO OR MORE CHARGES
FORMULE COMPLÉTE – DEUX ACCUSATIONS OU PLUS

POA 0002 (rev. 11/03) (posted / affichée 08/05/05)

Date
Date

Defendant Appears Adjournment
Défendeur Comparaît Ajournement

Parties Consent
Consentement des parties

Bail and/or other action
Cautionnement et/ou autre mesure

Fails to Appear
Omet de comparaître

Bench Warrant
Mandat du tribunal

Certificate of Default
Certificat de défaut

Date
Date

Clerk
Greffier

Reporter
Sténographe

Prosecutor
Poursuivant

For Defendant
Pour le défendeur

Justice’s initials
Inistiales du juge de paix

POA 0002 (rev. 11/03) (posted / affichée 08/05/05)

Sworn before me at the ____________________________________________________
Assermente devant moi au

this __________ day of _________ , yr. ___________
le jour de an

______________________________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province d l'Ontario

______________________________________________________
Informant
Dénonciateur

Date Date

Defendant Défendeur

Pleads / Plaide

Guilty to Counts / Coupable sous les chefs

Pleads / Plaide

Not Guilty to Counts / Non coupable sous les chefs

Found Guilty on Counts Déclaré coupable sous les chefs

Not Guilty on Counts Déclaré non coupable sous les chefs

Date

In Absentia / Défaut de comparution

counts / chefs d'accusation

Fined $ & $ Costs. Time to pay

Amende de $ et $ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth Date of Birth

Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation

Période de probation de

Sentenced to Imprisonment for

Peine d'emprisonnement de

withdrawn sentence suspended

accusation(s) retirée(s)

condamnation avec sursis

Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario

Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

POA 0002 CSD (rev. 11/03) (posted / affichée 08/05/05)

Sec. 24 / art. 24

Checkbox Summons for ________ , yr. ____
Sommation pour an

CheckboxConfirmed on _____, yr. ______
Confirmée le an

Justice of the Peace
Juge de paix

Date
Date

Defendant
Défendeur

Pleads / Plaide
Guilty to Counts / Coupable sous les chefs

Please / Plaide
Not Guilty to Counts / Non coupable sous les chefs

Found Guilty on Counts
Déclaré coupable sous les chefs

Not Guilty on Counts
Déclaré non coupable sous les chefs

Date

Checkbox In Absentia / Défaut de companition

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

Checkboxcounts / chefs d’accusation
Fined $____ & $___ Costs. Time to pay ____
Amende de ____$ et ____$ de frais. Délai de paiement

Date of Birth __________________
Date de naissance D / J M Y / A

Probation ____________________________
Période de probation
de

Sentenced to imprisonment for __________
Peine d’emprisonnement de

Checkbox withdrawn
accusation(s) retiree(s)

Checkbox sentence suspended
condemnation avec sursis

_____________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l’Ont.

POA 0002 CSD (rev. 11/03) (posted / affichée 08/05/05)

ccused CHARGE: / ACCUSATION : Summons SommationWarrant MandatArrest Arrestation Reportable M.V. Offence (H.T.A. 210) Rapport V.M. (Code de la route 210) C.V.O.R. No. (Commercial Vehicles Only) Numéro I.C.V.U. (véhicules utilitaires seulement)Sex Birth Date / Date de naissance Sexe Day Month Year Jour Mois Année Was defendant owner? Le défendeur était-il propriétaire? Yes / Oui No / Non Driver's Licence Number / Numéro du permis de conduire Plate No. / Numéro de plaque Involves an Accident Infraction reliée à un accident Informant Dénonciateur Date Sworn Date d'assermentation Officer / Agent de police No. / Nº Div. Dist./Agency Div. Dist./Agence Courtroom / Salle d'audience At / À POA 0002 CSD (rev. 11/03) (posted / affichée 08/05/05)

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

INFORMATION
DÉNONCIATION

Under Section 23 of the Provincial Offences Act
En vertu de l'article 23 de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 105
Courts of Justice Act Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200

This is the information of ______________________________________of ___________________________,
Dénonciation déposée par

_____________________________________________________________

(occupation / profession)

I have reasonable and probable grounds to believe and do believe that
j'ai des motifs raisonnables de croire et je crois effectivement que

name / nom
address / adresse

on or about the / le ou vers le ________ day of / jour de _______, yr. / an

at ___________________________________________________________
à (location / lieu)
did commit the offence of
a commis l'infraction de

contrary to
en violation de

____________________________________
Signature of Informant / Signature du dénonciateur

section article ______________________________SUMMONS RETURNABLE
SOMMATION À RAPPORTER

Sworn before me at ____________________________
Déclaré sous serment devant moi à

at ____________________________________________________
à

this _____ day of ___________, 20____
ce our de an

on the __________ day of ______________, 20_____
le jour de

at ______________ at _________________
à à (courtroom / sale d’audience)

_____________________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

(Sec. / Art. 24)

checkbox Summons for ______________________, yr. ________ Confirmed on _____________________, yr __________. _____________________
Sommation pour an Confirmée le an Justice of the Peace Juge de paix

Date

Pleads Plaidoyer

Checkbox Guilty Coupable

Checkbox Not Guilty Non coupable

Checkbox Withdrawn Accusation retiree

Found Décision

Checkbox Guilty Coupable

Checkbox Not Guilty Non coupable

Checkbox In Absentia Défaut de comparution

Checkbox Sentence Suspended Sursis

Fined $_____________ & $___________________ costs. Time to pay ______________
Amende $ et $ pour le frais. Délai de paiement

Date of birth ___________________
Date de naissance D/J M Y/A

Probation for ______________________________________
Durée de la probation

Sentenced to Imprisonment for _________________________
Peine d'emprisonnement

Exhibits Filed
Pièces déposées

Checkbox Yes Oui Checkbox No Non

_________________________________________________________
Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

FOR INFORMATION ON ACCESS TO ONTARIO COURTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, CALL 1-800-387-4456 TORONTO AREA 416-326-0111

POUR PLUS DE RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'ACCÈS DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES AUX TRIBUNAUX DE L'ONTARIO, COMPOSEZ LE 1-800-387-4456 RÉGION DE TORONTO 416-326-0111

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

e of Summons / Sommation rapportée le , yr. / an 20  INFORMATION Against / DÉNONCIATION Visant name / nom  Bail and/or other action Cautionnement et/ou autre mesure ADDRESS ADRESSEaddress / adresse  CHARGE: / ACCUSATION :  Parties Consent Consentement des parties DateDefendant Appears Adjournment Date Partie défenderesse Comparaît Ajournement Summons Warrant Arrest Sommation Mandat Arrestation Reportable M.V. Offence (H.T.A. 210) Rapport V.M. (Code de la route 210) C.V.O.R. No. (Commercial Vehicles Only) Numéro I.C.V.U. (véhicules utilitaires seulement) Sex Sexe Birth Date / Date de naissance Day Month Year Jour Mois Année Was defendant owner? Le défendeur était-il propriétaire? Yes / Oui No / Non Driver's Licence Number / Numéro du permis de conduire Plate No. / Numéro de plaque Involves an Accident Infraction reliée à un accident Informant Dénonciateur Date Sworn Date d'assermentation Officer / Agent de police No. / Nº Div. Div. Dist./Agency Dist./Agence Courtroom / Salle d'audience At / À  Date / Date Clerk / Greffier Reporter / Sténographe Prosecutor / Poursuivant For Defendant Pour la partie défenderesse Justice's InitialsInitiales du juge de paix  POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

SUMMONS
SOMMATION

Under Section 24 of the Provincial Offences Act
Sommation adressée au défendeur aux termes de l'article 24
de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 108
Courts of Justice Act Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200

TO
À

name / nom
address / adresse

Whereas you have been charged
Attendu que vous avez été accusé

before me that you,
devant moi d'avoir

on or about the / le ou vers le ______ day of / jour de ______, yr. / an

at ___________________________________________________________
(location / lieu)
did commit the offence of
à a commis l'infraction de

contrary to ____________________________
en violation de

section article ______________________________

Issued at ____________________________
Émis

this _______ day of ___________, 20______
ce jour de an

Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge du paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

THEREFORE you are commanded in her Majesty's name to
À CES CAUSES, au nom de sa Majesté, vous êtes sommé de

appear before the Ontario Court of Justice
comparaître devant la Cour de Justice de l'Ontario

AT _________________________________
À

On the _______ day of ________, 20______
le jour de

at ________________ AT __________
à À (courtroom / sale d’audience)

and to appear thereafter as required by the court to be dealt with according to law.
et de comparaître par la suite chaque fois que le tribunal l'exigera de façon à ce que vous soyez jugé selon la loi.

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT
You may appear personally, by agent or counsel.

If you do not appear:
a) the court may issue a warrant for your arrest, or
b) your trial may proceed in your absence and evidence be taken, and
c) if you are convicted, you could be sentenced in your absence, and
d) depending on the offence of which you have been convicted, you could be

If you do appear:
a) the trial may proceed: or
b) you, or the prosecutor, may ask the court to adjourn your case to another date. The court may grant or refuse such a request.

REMARQUE a la partie défenderesse :

Vous pouvez comparaître personnellement, par mandataire, ou par un avocat.

Si vous ne comparaissez pas :
a) le tribunal peut émettre un mandat d'arrestation à votre encontre,
b) votre procès peut se dérouler en votre absence et des témoignages entendus,
c) si vous êtes reconnu(e) coupable, votre peine pourrait être prononcée en votre absence,
d) selon l'infraction pour laquelle vous avez été condamné(e), vous pourriez sentenced to jail and a warrant issued for your arrest. recevoir une peine d'emprisonnement et un mandat d'arrestation pourrait être émis à votre encontre.

Si vous comparaissez :
a) le procès peut être tenu : ou
b) vous pouvez, vous ou le poursuivant, demander au tribunal un ajournement. Le tribunal peut accorder ou refuser cette demande.

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS
AFFIDAVIT DE SIGNIGICATION DE LA SOMMATION

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

Under Subsection 26(6) of the Provincial Offences Act En vertu du paragraphe 26(6) de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

I, ______________________________________________, of ____________________
Je soussigné(e) demeurant à

a provincial offences officer make oath and say as follows, that on the ______ day of _______________ , yr. ______________

agent des infractions provinciales, déclare sous serment par les présentes que le jour de an

I did serve the summons in the manner indicated below:
j'ai signifié la sommation de la manière suivante :

(Check one / Cocher la case applicable)

(a) Checkbox

by delivering it personally to the Defendant;
en la remettant en main propre au défendeur;

(b) Checkbox

I could not conveniently find the Defendant and left the summons for him/her at his/her last known or usual place of abode
le défendeur ne pouvant être commodément trouvé, en laissant la sommation à son intention, à son adresse habituelle ou sa dernière adresse connue en la remettant

with / à __________________________________________________
an inmate thereof who appeared at least sixteen years of age;
occupant des lieux qui a manifestement 16 ans révolus

(c) Checkbox

service on a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à une municipalité : en la remettant en main propre à

___________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

_______________________________________________
(position / titre)

(the mayor, reeve, warden, or other chief officer, or the Clerk of the Corporation / maire, préfet, président du conseil de comité, ou autre dirigeant ou secrétaire de la municipalité)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à

(d) Checkbox

service on a corporation other than a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à toute autre personne morale : en la remettant en main propre à

__________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

___________________________________________________
(position / titre)

(manager, secretary, or other executive officer of the corporation, or person apparently in charge of the branch office thereof / directeur, secrétaire ou autre dirigeant, ou personne ayant manifestement la responsabilité de la succursale)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à

(e) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the corporation at ____________________________________
en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé à la personne morale à

__________________________________________ an address held out by the corporation to be its address
l'adresse indiquée par la personne morale comme la sienne

(f) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the Defendant, who is not a resident in Ontario,
en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé au défendeur, qui ne réside pas en Ontario

at / à ______________________________________________________
his/her last known or usual place of abode.
sa dernière adresse connue ou sa résidence habituelle

Sworn before me at ____________________
Assermenté devant moi à

this _____day of ___________, yr.________
ce jour de an

___________________________________
Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario/Commissioner for
Taking Affidavits / Juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario/
Commissaire à l'assermentation

POA 0003 (rev. 08/07) CSD

____________________________
Signature

No. ________________ Div. ____________
N° Div.

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

SUMMONS TO WITNESS
ASSIGNATION DE TÉMOIN

Under Section 39 of the Provincial Offences Act
En vertu de l’article 39 de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Form / Formule 109
Courts of Justice Act
Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires
R.R.O. / R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. / Règl. de l'Ont. 200/94

TO
À

of
de (du)

Whereas _______________________________________________________________
Attendu que (defendant / partie défenderesse)

has been charged that the Defendant / a été inculpé(e) d’avoir

on or about the / le ou vers le ______ day of / jour de ______, yr. / an

at ___________________________________________________________
à (municipality / municipalité)

did commit the offence of / commis l'infraction suivante

contrary to _____________________________________section _______________________
contrairement à article

and I am satisfied that you are able to give material evidence in a proceeding in respect to the above-mentioned charge.

et que je me suis assuré(e) que vous êtes en mesure de présenter un témoignage important dans une poursuite qui a trait à cette accusation.

THEREFORE YOU ARE COMMANDED TO ATTEND BEFORE THE ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE AT

À CES CAUSES, VOUS ÊTES SOMMÉ(E) DE COMPARAÎTRE DEVANT LA COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO À(AU)

______________________________________________________

(address / adresse) (courtroom / salle d'audience)

on the _________ day of ____________________, yr____________. at __________________

le jour de an à (hour / heure)

(strike out inapplicable part / rayer ce qui ne s'applique pas)

TO GIVE EVIDENCE CONCERNING THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CHARGE AND to remain in attendance during the hearing and the hearing as resumed after adjournment from time to time and to bring with you and produce any writing or other thing in your possession or under your control relating to the subject matter of the proceedings,

AFIN DE DONNER VOTRE TÉMOIGNAGE AU SUJET DE L'ACCUSATION DONT IL EST QUESTION ICI et de demeurer à la disposition du tribunal tout au cours de l'audience et à chacune des séances du tribunal après les ajournements qui peuvent avoir lieu de temps à autre. Vous êtes aussi sommé(e) d'apporter et de produire tout écrit ou objet en votre possession ou sous votre contrôle concernant ce sur quoi porte la poursuite

more particularly the following: / et particulièrement ce qui suit :

Issued at __________________________
Délivrée à(au) this day of , yr. ce jour de an

this _______ day of ___________, year_____
ce jour de an

Judge or Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario
Juge ou juge du paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario

NOTE: Subsection 42(1) of the Provincial Offences Act is as follows:

Every person who, being required by law to attend or remain in attendance at a hearing, fails without lawful excuse to attend or r emain in atte ndance accordingly is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than thirty days, or to both.

REMARQUE : Le paragraphe 42(1) de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales se lit comme suit :

Quiconque est tenu, aux te rmes de la loi, de se pré senter ou de deme urer présent à u ne audience et omet, sans excuse légitime, d'être présent ou de le demeurer est coupable d'une infraction et passible sur déclaration de culpabilité, d'une amende d'au plus 2 00 0 $ ou d' une peine d'emprisonnement d'au plus trente jours, ou des deux.

FOR INFORMATION ON ACCESS TO ONTARIO COURTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, CALL 1-800-387-4456 TORONTO AREA 416-326-0111

POUR PLUS DE RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'ACCÈS DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES AUX TRIBUNAUX DE L'ONTARIO, COMPOSEZ LE 1 800 387-4456 RÉGION DE TORONTO 416-326-0111

POA 0109 CSD (rev. 06/05) (posted / affichée 07/26/05)

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS TO WITNESS
AFFIDAVIT DE SIGNIGICATION DE LASSIGNATION DE TÉMOIN

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE COUR DE JUSTICE DE L'ONTARIO
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO

Under Subsection 26(6) of the Provincial Offences Act En vertu du paragraphe 26(6) de la Loi sur les infractions provinciales

Courts of Justice Act
Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires

I, ______________________________________________, of ____________________
Je soussigné(e) de(du)

a provincial offences officer make oath and say as follows, that on the ______ day of _______________ , yr. ______________

un agent des infractions provinciales, déclare sous serment par les présentes que le jour de an

I did serve the summons in the manner indicated below:
j'ai signifié la sommation de la manière suivante :

(Check one / Cocher la case applicable)

(a) Checkbox

by delivering it personally to the witness;
en la remettant en main propre au témoin;

(b) Checkbox

I could not conveniently find the witness named and left the summons for him/her at his/her last known or usual place of abode
le témoin nommé ne pouvant être commodément trouvé, en laissant l'assignation à son intention, à sa dernière adresse connue ou sa résidence habituelle en la remettant

with / à __________________________________________________
an inmate thereof who appeared at least sixteen years of age;
une personne habitant les lieux qui m'a semblé avoir au moins 16 ans;

(c) Checkbox

service on a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à une municipalité : en la remettant en main propre à

___________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

_______________________________________________
(position / titre)

(the mayor, reeve, warden, or other chief officer, or the Clerk of the Corporation / maire, préfet, président du conseil de comité, ou autre dirigeant ou secrétaire de la municipalité)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons
à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à (au)

(d) Checkbox

service on a corporation other than a municipal corporation: by leaving it personally with
signification à toute autre personne morale : en la remettant en main propre à

__________________________________________________
(name / nom)

the le(la)

___________________________________________________
(position / titre)

(manager, secretary, or other executive officer of the corporation, or person apparently in charge of the branch office thereof / directeur, secrétaire ou autre dirigeant, ou personne ayant manifestement la responsabilité de la succursale)

Checkbox at the address shown on the summons
à l'adresse figurant sur la sommation

Checkbox at / à (au)

(e) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the corporation at / en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé à la personne morale à _________________________________________________________

__________________________________________
an address held out by the corporation to be its address
l'adresse indiquée par la personne morale comme la sienne

(f) Checkbox

by mailing it by registered mail to the witness, who is not a resident in Ontario,
en l'envoyant par courrier recommandé au témoin, qui ne réside pas en Ontario

at / à (au) __________________________________________________
his/her last known or usual place of abode.
sa dernière adresse connue ou sa résidence habituelle

Sworn before me at ____________________
Assermenté devant moi à (au)

this _____day of ___________, yr.________
ce jour de an

___________________________________
Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario / Commissioner for
Taking Affidavits / Juge de paix dans et pour la province de l'Ontario/
Commissaire à l'assermentation

OA 0109 CSD (rev. 06/05) (posted / affichée 07/26/05)

____________________________
Signature

No. ________________ Div. ____________
N° Div.

The word Example and OFM logo

<<Insert Fire Department Logo>>

PROSECUTOR BRIEF

RE:

Name of Defendant

Address for service

City of, Ontario

Prepared by: Name of Officer and position

the word Example

Accused Name:

Defendant

Accused address:

Charges:

Violations of the Ontario Fire Code, O. Reg. 213/07 as amended, contrary to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 chapter 4, as amended – integrated into Prosecutor Brief.

Location of Offence:

address,

Date of Offence:

First Appearance:

To Be Determined

Complainant’s Name:

FPO's information

Description of Property:

example: One storey residential - occupied

Fire Prevention Inspector:

 Fire Prevention Inspector
(Municipality) Fire Services
Office:
Fax:
e-mail address:

Witnesses:

Name, Title
Office of the Fire Marshal, Community Safety Enhancements Office: (705) 555-5555
Pager: (705) 555-5555
firstname.lastname@ontario.ca

(Name), Fire Investigator
Office of the Fire Marshal, Fire Investigation Services
Office:
e-mail address

the word Example

PROSECUTION BRIEF

Synopsis:

On Any day, 2009, at approximately whatever time, Name of Fire Services responded to a (request or complaint) at address in the City of ______?. This building is described occupancy of combustible construction. The first arriving fire fighters became aware of a marihuana grow operation inside the structure and commenced defensive fire fighting tactics from outside the home. Name of Fire Services notified the OFM Fire Investigative Services (FIS) of the fire. At approximately (Time) PM on Any day, 2009 I was requested to attend and assist with conducting a fire safety inspection. The building was under the control of Name of Police Service and OFM FIS.

FPO __________ Will Say:

My name is ________ and I am a Fire Prevention Officer with the Name of Fire Service. I been employed with the “Name of Fire Service” since date of employment, and have held the position of Fire Prevention Officer since “date held position”. Under the Authority of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (section 11), I am designated as an Assistant to the Fire Marshal for the Province of Ontario.

At approximately (Time) on Any day, 2009, I attended at address in the City of ______ for the purpose of assisting with a fire safety inspection under the authority of Section 19 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. This building is a “describe building” (see Items A, B of AppendixC). The building is of combustible (non-combustible) material. Upon my arrival, I spoke to ________ “owner, designate or other”.

I conducted a 360-degree external assessment of the residential structure. After donning personal protective equipment, I entered the building. I conducted a fire safety inspection of the building’s required fire safety features.

I entered the basement and observed a small common area directly at the bottom of the stairs, providing access to the basement rooms. I observed the basement area, which consisted of four rooms and a washroom. I observed, photographed and noted a plant cultivation operation throughout the basement of the building (see Items C, D, E, F, G* of Appendix C).

*Item G of Appendix C

PUT IN CORRESPONDING PICTURE

The basement area of the residence was observed to be an agricultural operation that used lighting and lighting equipment powered by temporary wiring (see Items H*, I, J*, K, L, M, N of AppendixC). I observed the offence of “failing to ensure that temporaryelectrical wiring not be used where it presents a fire hazard as required by Division B Article 2.4.6.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended”.

the word Example

Put in corresponding picture

*Items H, J of Appendix C showing examples of temporary electrical wiring,

In the basement, I observed, photographed and noted that the entire useable floor space in four of the largest rooms was filled with combustible plants (see Items of Appendix C). I observed the offence of “failing to ensure combustible materials not be permitted in quantities or locations that may constitute a fire hazard as required by Division B Sentence 2.4.1.1(1) of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended”.

*Item of Appendix C

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In the basement, I observed and photographed ventilation ducts passing through walls between rooms in the basement and up through fire separations to the upper floors through a main floor closet and into the attic area (see Items of Appendix C). I observed the offence of “ failing to ensure that damaged fire separations were repaired to ensure that the integrity of the fire separation was maintained as required by Division B Article 2.2.2.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended”. These breaches allow for increased and unpredictable fire spread.

 *Item of Appendix C

Put in corresponding picture

The main floor of the building indicated that it was a dwelling unit, although some agricultural cultivation activities were observed. The main floor living space consisted of a kitchen (see Item of Appendix C), living room (see Item of Appendix C), dining area, two bedrooms and a washroom. A central hallway provided access to these areas. I observed, photographed and noted only one smoke alarm at the top of the stairs just off the kitchen area. It had no cover or battery installed (see Items of Appendix C). No other smoke alarms on the second floor were installed. I observed the offence of “failing to ensure smoke alarms w ere maintained in operating condition as required by Division B Article 2.2.2.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended”.

*Item of Appendix C

Put in corresponding picture

I observed, photographed and noted a large agricultural cultivation operation throughout the basement with accompanying temporary wiring, breaches of fire separations and no working smoke alarms. I also observed, photographed and noted barricading devices and fixtures at the front door and garage exit door to the outside (see Items Appendix C), which would have made entry difficult for first responders and would have made escape difficult for any occupants in the event of fire. I observed the offence of “failing to ensure that activities that create a hazard not be carried out in a building not allowed for in the original design and without approved provisions made to control the hazard as required by Division B Article 2.1.2.2. of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended".

*Item of Appendix C

Put in corresponding picture

Conclusion:

The owner was identified by way of land title search, Name on transfer/deed.

The responsibility for ensuring that the fire safety features in a building are maintained in conformance with the Fire Code rests with the owner. The regulation states that the owner is responsible for carrying out all provisions of the Code. An owner is defined as, any person, firm or corporation having control over any portion of the building or property under consideration and includes the persons in the building or property.

Defendant has control of this building and property under consideration and is therefore responsible for ensuring that the legislated provisions of the Ontario Fire Code are adhered to.

Violations Noted:

1. Defendant, while being the owner of address in the Any City did fail to ensure that temporary electrical wiring not be used where it presents a fire hazard to wit: the presence of temporary electrical wiring, connected lighting equipment and timers used to promote plant production as required by Division B Article 2.4.6.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended, and did thereby commit an offence. CONTRARY TO: The Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 Chapter 4, Section 28(1) (c).

2. And Further That; Defendant, while being the owner of address in the Any City did fail to ensure combustible materials not be permitted in quantities or locations that may constitute a fire hazard to wit: the combustible plant material stored in the basement as required by Division B Sentence 2.4.1.1(1) of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended, and did thereby commit an offence. CONTRARY TO: The Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 Chapter 4, Section 28(1) (c).

3. And Further That; Defendant, while being the owner of address in the Any City did fail to ensure that damaged fire separations were repaired to ensure that the integrity of the fire separation was maintained to wit: the holes cut and used as ventilation ducts between floors and through fire separations used to promote plant production as required by Division B Article 2.2.2.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended, and did thereby commit an offence. CONTRARY TO: The Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 Chapter 4, Section 28(1) (c).

4. And Further That; Defendant, while being the owner of address in the Any City did fail to ensure smoke alarms were maintained in operating condition to wit: the smoke alarm on the main floor at the top of the stairs as required by Division B Article 2.2.2.1 of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended, and did thereby commit an offence. CONTRARY TO: The Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 Chapter 4, Section 28(1) (c).

5. And Further That; Defendant, while being the owner of address in the Any City did fail to ensure that activities that create a hazard not be carried out in a building to wit: the process of growing plants in a building not allowed for in the original design and without approved provisions made to control the hazard as required by Division B Article 2.1.2.2. of O.Reg. 213/07, as amended, and did thereby commit an offence. CONTRARY TO: The Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997 Chapter 4, Section 28(1) (c).

Sentencing Considerations:

This building and property is located in a residential neighborhood and is within blocks of a public school. It is suggested that due consideration regarding the nature of the violations and the significant hazards that this building and property present to the community and first responders be given.

PROSECUTOR BRIEF

Documents Attached:

1.

Appendix A

Curriculum Vitae

2.

Appendix B

Witness Statement of Inspector

3.

Appendix C

Photograph Register of Violations

4.

Appendix D

Photographs Taken (thumbnails)

5.

Appendix E

Copy of Notes

6.

Appendix G

Copy of Notice of Violation and Cover letter (To be provided by City of Fire Services)

7.

Appendix H

Copy of Information (To be provided by City of Fire Services)

8.

Appendix I

Land Registry Documents and corporate documents (To be provided by City of Fire Services)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name
Title
Unit

Organization
Address

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

4 years 10 months as a OFM Program Specialist – Emergency Management and Response
6 months as Acting Chief of Emergency Management and Response

1 year 7 months as a OFM Program Specialist – Community Safety Enhancements (Marihuana Grow Operations and other Clandestine Drug Labs)

Provincial emergencies assisted – 2
Municipal emergencies assisted – 2
Fire investigation scenes assisted – 4
Marihuana Grow Operations Attended – 6

18 years in the fire service -12 years as a firefighter
1 year as paramedic base hospital trainer for fire service
2 years as a training officer
2 years as a dive team member
2 years as a high-angle rescue team member
4 years as a hazardous materials response team member

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Marihuana Grow Operations (MGO) and Other Clandestine Drug Labs (CDL) Hazards
Provincial Emergency Management and Hazardous Materials Response
Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Response
Establishing and Developing Provincial Programs – HazMat, CBRNE, MGO and CDL
Computer and Satellite Technology Emergency Medical Care

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

• Certified Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), Emergency Management Ontario

• Certified Incident Safety Officer (Pro Board CISO)

• Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators

• Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, Alberta Fire Training School

• Certified Hazardous Materials Highway Response Specialist, Emergency Response Training Center, Pueblo Colorado

• Certified Hazardous Materials Tank Car Specialist, Emergency Response Training Center, Pueblo Colorado

• Certified X-ray Safety Officer (XSO), Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

• Certified Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

• Certified Rapid Deployment SAR/R Tender (underwater) · Certification in Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards, Ministry of Health

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2007 “Ovation Awards” recipient for “Partnerships – Ministry Pandemic Working Group”; Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services employee recognition

2005 “Ovation Awards” nominee for “Partnerships – Business Continuity Planning Team”; Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services employee recognition

CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

University and Colleges

Ryerson University Public Administration and Governance
2006 - Present

Fanshawe College
Respiratory Therapy
1992 - 1994

Seneca College
Aero Medical Care – Multidisciplinary
1993 - 1994

Niagara College
Ambulance and Emergency Care - Paramedic
1990 - 1992

Emergency Management, Fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials and CBRNE related

2009

Synthetic Drug Labs Training
Europol Headquarters
The Hague, Netherlands
5 days

2008

Hazardous Environment Response Training
Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario
5 days

2008

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer
Niagara Falls, Ontario
2 days

2005

Fire Department Instructor’s Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
5 days

2005

Emergency Medical Services Operations at Multi-casualty incidents
National Fire Academy (on-line)
1 day

2004

Toronto Hazmat Conference
Toronto, Ontario
4 days

2004

The Role of Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
Humber College
Gravenhurst, Ontario
2 days

2004

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1)
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada
Bolton, Ontario
5 days

2004

Transport Canada TDG Consultation Session
 Toronto, Ontario
1 day

2004

Wireless and Emerging Technologies
Bell Canada Ottawa, Ontario
1 day

2004

Government Security and Business Continuity Conference
Toronto, Ontario
3 days

2003

SARSCENE 2003
Kingston, Ontario
4 days

2003

Tactical Response to Methamphetamine Labs
Oakville, Ontario
3 days

2003

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Gravenhurst, Ontario
1 day

2003

National Defence Domestic Operations Seminar – Fort Frontenac
Kingston, Ontario
4 days

2003

CN Rail Incident Command
Sudbury, Ontario
2 days

2003

Ontario Police College Skid School
Aylmer, Ontario
1 day

2003

Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) training
Patlon Aircraft Mississauga, Ontario
1 day

2002

Paramedic Training Programs Training programs as required by Ontario MOH Emergency Health Services for employment as a Paramedic Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards, Obstetrics, Neonate Resuscitation, Inquests and Giving Testimony, Pedimate, Multi-Casualty Incidents, Incubator Adaptor Deck, Helicopters on Scene, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, N95 Respirator, Ventilation Review, Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale, Ambulance Call reports, CVA (stroke)
Review
Midhurst, Ontario ON
4 days

2002

Rapid Deployment (underwater) SAR/R Tender
Owen Sound, Ontario
4 days

2002

Toronto Hazmat Conference
Toronto, Ontario
4 days

2002

Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator
London, Ontario
1 day

2001

Company Officer Development Programs
 Instructional Methodology 1& 2
Dangerous Goods Responder – Awareness, Operational, Technician
Leadership for the Fire Service
Safety & Suppression for the Fire Officer
Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics – Command (Theory and Practical)
London, Ontario
9 weeks

2001

Hazardous Materials Technician
Fire Training School
London, Ontario
3 weeks

2001

First Responder Instructor Trainer
Canadian Red Cross
2 weeks

2000

Infant & Toddler Auto Restraint Systems
 Infant & Toddler Safety Association
London, Ontario
5 days

1994

Industry Canada Restricted Radio Operator (Maritime)
London, Ontario

1994

Western Nuclear Training Centre
Basic Firefighting
Kincardine, Ontario
1 day

1994

London Fire Department
Recruit training

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2003 – Present

Program Specialist Community Safety Enhancements Office of the Fire Marshal Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Additional duties – the development and conducting of MGO and other CDL awareness training for first responders; conducting fire safety inspections (FSI) as an Assistant to the Fire Marshal; support to the Provincial Advisory Group and municipalities.

January 2003 – October 2007

Program Specialist and Acting Chief – Emergency Management and Response Office of the Fire Marshal Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Additional duties – hazardous materials and CBRN course development and training, response to provincial and municipal emergencies, assist OFM investigators, hazard identification risk assessment, SARS, Blackout, forest fire values protection

2001 - January 2003

Training Instructor, Acting Assistant Director of Training, Acting Director of Training London Fire Department Additional duties - hazardous materials course development and training, flashover training, Base Hospital training, company officer training, audit of dive rescue team response, productivity enhancement team, use of technology to enhance training

1994 – 2001

Firefighter, Apparatus Operator London Fire Department Additional duties – dive team response, high-angle rescue, hazardous materials response, auto extrication, first response (EMS), semi-automatic defibrillation

1994

Registered Respiratory Therapist Chedoke-McMaster Hospital Additional duties – critical care of life support patients in the intensive care and neonatal intensive care units, Code team response, emergency room response

1990 – 1994

Firefighter Ancaster Fire Department Additional duties – high-angle rescue, hazardous materials, auto response extrication, first response (EMS), Fire department was an Ambulance service

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS GIVEN

2009

Clandestine Lab Investigations Course Course Lectures To Clandestine Lab Investigators Canadian Police College

2009

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness With Ontario Association of Fire Training Officers Oakville Fire Department

2009

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs Provincial Advisory Group – First Responder Task Force Chair Ontario Fire College

2009

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness With Ontario Police College To firefighters Exeter, Ontario

2009

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness To Sarnia Fire Department Sarnia, Ontario

2009

Ontario Police College – HERT Recertification (Decon) With Ontario Police College To police officers Aylmer, Ontario

2008

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness To Ontario Association of Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Markham, Ontario

2008

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness To FireCon participants Thunder Bay, Ontario

2008

Role of the OFM Re: Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – OFM Essentials Course Mono Township

2008

Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Hazard Awareness To firefighters, police, municipal officials Cornwall Fire Area Fire Departments

2008

Role of the OFM Re: Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs – Support and Fire Code Enforcement To Clandestine Lab Investigators Canadian Police College

2008

Provincial Strategy to Eradicate Marihuana Grow Operations and Other Clandestine Drug Labs To Provincial Advisory Group Ontario Fire College

2005

Provincial CBRN Strategy To Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Canada Ontario Fire College

2005

Opening of the Ontario Fire College Emergency Management Centre Use of Technology in Provincial Response To the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario Fire College

2005

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) OFM manager’s meeting Ontario Fire College

2005

HIRA Workshop OFM manager’s participant session OFM Headquarters, Toronto, Ontario

2005

Emerging Communications Technology for Provincial Response Fire Co-ordinator’s Conference Ontario Fire College

2005

OFM Satellite and Communications Technology Ottawa Fire Department Ottawa, Ontario

2005

Provincial CBRN Response Strategy National Defence Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence Company Trenton, Ontario

2004

Fire Investigator HazMat Safety Ontario Fire College (2 courses)

2004

Provincial Level 2 Team Training Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge Kitchener, Ontario

2004

Communicator’s Seminar Panel Discussion Provincial CBRN Response Strategy Ontario Fire College

2004

Provincial CBRN Interagency Exercise Ontario Fire College

2004

NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician Ottawa Fire Department Ottawa, Ontario

2003

Certification Specialty Module Instructor Course CSMI Instructors Ontario Fire College

2003

NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations CBRN Level 2 Team (4 courses) First Responder Instructor London Fire Department 2 courses

2002

Flashover Survival London Fire Department 1 month of training provided

2002

Hazardous Materials Technician London Fire Department 1 course

2002

Hazardous Materials Operations London Fire Department 1 course

2001

Hazardous Materials Technician London Fire Department 1 course

2001

Hazardous Materials Operations London Fire Department 1 course

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, COMMITEES

Provincial Advisory Group (PAG) – 2008 to present
PAG First Responder Task Force (lead) – 2009 to present
Provincial Triage Tag Committee – 2005 to 2006
Radiation Monitoring Workgroup – 2005 to 2007
Endorsement Review Board – 2003 to present
OFM Emergency Preparedness Project - 2004 to 2007
MOH-LTC Hospital CBRN Reference Work Group – 2005
Ontario Smallpox Contingency Plan Consultation – 2005
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Specialist – 2001 to present
Ontario Fire College Certification Specialty Module Instructor – 2003 to present