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Regulations amending the Fire Code

Regulations amending the Fire Code

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This regulation amends the 2007 Fire code (O. Reg. 213/07) by adding requirements for hazardous extraction operations, with a focus on cannabis extraction operations, and new notification requirements for out-of-service firefighters' elevators.  Also, various housekeeping changes to update and clarify existing requirements were made. 

Requirements for prohibited locations for hazardous extraction operations and housekeeping changes became effective on March 14, 2019.  all other requirements come into force on July 1, 2019. 

This regulation amends the 2007 Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07) with enhanced inspection requirements for fire department pumper connections to building standpipe systems.  As well, new provisions are introduced to require hydrostatic testing of standpipe fire department connections every five years, where the fire department connection is older than 30 years.  This regulation comes into force July 1, 2018. 
This regulation amends the 2007 Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07) with new provisions that clarify requirements for licensed child care programs in schools, provided for children enrolled in full-day kindergarten and higher grades.
This regulation amends the 2007 Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07) with approximately 120 technical changes, including: a new section in Part 5 pertaining to hot surface applications typically used in roofing operations; new fire safety planning requirements for buildings with contained use areas and impeded egress zones; new requirements for double wall construction for flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks and piping systems; a relocation of code requirements to more closely align with National Fire Code; references to more current editions of standards and other documents.
This regulation amends the 2007 Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07) with new provisions for the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of carbon monoxide alarms in existing residential buildings.  Amendments to smoke alarm provisions are also included, aligning requirements with those introduced for carbon monoxide alarms. 
This regulation amends the 2007 Fire Code (O. Reg. 213/07) with new provisions for Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes. In addition to changes to individual articles throughout the Fire Code, there is a new Retrofit section requiring mandatory upgrading of buildings with Care Occupancies and Retirement Homes.