Standpipe e-Bulletin

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Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for inspection and testing of fire department pumper connections for standpipe and hose systems

Bulletin #001/17

October 31, 2017

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is inviting public comment on proposed amendments to the Fire Code that will enhance fire safety through additional inspection and testing requirements for fire department pumper connections for standpipe and hose systems.  

These proposed amendments were supported in principle by a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of various stakeholder groups that was convened by the OFMEM as part of the consultation process.   

Public comments must be submitted before the consultation period ends on November 30, 2017.  Your participation is important and encouraged as feedback will help guide changes to the Fire Code.

Summaries of the proposed amendments and instructions on how to provide comments are available on the Ontario Regulatory Registry at:  http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24945&language=en