Qualifications under the Fire Code

Qualifications under the Fire Code

The Ontario Fire Code prescribes qualification requirements for persons performing work in specific fire safety-related subject areas.  Individuals who perform this work must successfully complete a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal.  A summary of qualification requirements in the Fire Code is outlined below, however, for more detailed information please refer to Section 1.2 of Division C of the Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07, as amended).

Where qualification requirements for persons performing work on fire protection systems are not specified in the Fire Code, please see technical guideline OFM-TG-03-2000, “Qualifications For Service Company Personnel”.

Fire Code
Reference

Group Requiring Qualifications to Perform Subject Area Work

Subject Area

Program/Course Acceptable to the Fire Marshal:
Program/Provider/Contact

Additional Information

Ontario Fire Code: Qualification Requirements

Division C, 1.2.1.  & 1.2.2.

Fire alarm technicians

- Testing, inspecting, repairing, replacing or altering of fire alarm systems;

And

- Testing and maintaining
interconnected smoke alarm systems

Fire Alarm Technician Training Program
Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)
85 Citizen Court, Units 3 & 4,
Markham, Ontario  L6G 1A8
Tel:  (905) 944-0030
Toll Free: 1-800-529-0552   
Fax:  (905) 479-3639

Fire Marshal Communiqué 2016-08

CFAA Journal Article - History on Training Requirements

Fire Alarm & Protection Certification Program
Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ontario (ECAO)
10 Carlson Court, 7th Floor, Suite 702
Toronto, Ontario   M9W 6L2
Tel: (416) 675-3226
Toll Free: 1-800-387-ECAO (3226)
Fax: (416) 675-7736
Email: ecao@ecao.org

Division C, 1.2.3.

Owners/Operators of designated occupancies*
* Includes:
Care Occupancies;
Care and Treatment Occupancies; and
Retirement Homes Regulated under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010

Fire safety planning / implementation in designated occupancies*

Training to Enhance Fire Safety in Occupancies Housing Vulnerable Ontarians
Public Services Health and Safety Association
Tel:  416-250-2131

Fire Marshal Communiqué 2014-15

Division C, 1.2.4.

Chief Fire Officials

Approval of fire safety plans for buildings containing  designated occupancies*

Training to Enhance Fire Safety in Occupancies Housing Vulnerable Ontarians
Public Services Health and Safety Association
Tel:  416-250-2131

Fire Marshal Communiqué 2014-15