New Forms For Orders Issued Under The Fire Protection And Prevention Act, 1997
NEW FORMS FOR ORDERS ISSUED UNDER THE FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ACT, 1997
February 11, 2020
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is pleased to launch the following new forms for Orders issued under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997: Inspection Order, Order to Close, and Order to Pay Costs.
The forms include:
- A new layout and use of plain language for improved accessibility and ease-of-use; and,
- New instructions for owners and occupants on how to make a request to the Fire Marshal for a review of an Order and how to make an appeal to the Fire Safety Commission.
The new forms are available in Microsoft Word format. The format is a template that can be customized with details for each fire department and includes instructional text for each field to assist inspectors with completing the forms. The new forms comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and are separately available in English and French.
The new forms continue to align with requirements under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 for both content and service of an Order. Use of the forms will promote consistency when issuing Orders and for this reason fire departments are strongly encouraged to adopt the new forms at the earliest opportunity.
For convenience, the Microsoft Word templates are available online to members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and to members of the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association. To access these templates, members will be required to log in to their account at either www.oafc.on.ca or www.omfpoa.com. The templates are also available from the Ontario Fire College where they can be accessed through the pre-class portal at http://moodle.contactnorth.ca/course/view.php?id=51.
The OFMEM extends its appreciation to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association and to the Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators for their support in the development of these new forms.
Enquiries regarding the new forms may be directed to your local Field and Advisory Services Advisor or to the Field and Advisory Services general telephone number at 1-844-638-9560.
To obtain copies of the Microsoft Word templates, please follow instructions outlined in the Communiqué.