ONTARIO REGULATION 378/18
COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT
July 4, 2019
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Regulation 378/18 that was filed on May 8, 2018 came into force on July 1, 2019. This regulation, made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (FPPA) requires all municipalities and fire departments in territories without municipal organization to complete a community risk assessment and use its community risk assessment to inform decisions about the provision of fire protection services.
This regulation will ensure municipalities, and fire departments in territories without municipal organization, make evidence-based decisions on the provision of fire protection services based on the unique needs and circumstances of each of their communities in accordance with 2.(1) of the FPPA.
Ontario Regulation 378/18 can be viewed online at www.ontario.ca/laws
While the regulation came into effect on July 1, 2019, municipalities and fire departments may have up to July 1, 2024 to complete their community risk assessment.
The OFMEM is currently developing a guideline to assist municipalities and fire departments in completing their risk assessments in accordance with the regulation. The guideline will be made available to the fire service through a subsequent Communique and posted on the OFMEM website.
Enquiries regarding the Ontario Regulation 378/18 may be directed to Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management via email firstname.lastname@example.org.