Smoke Alarms are early warning devices which sound an audible system when smoke or products of combustion are detected.
Virtually everyone with a smoke alarm in their home has experienced a nuisance alarm, which is the accidental activation of the smoke alarm, generally due to cooking activities or steam from the shower. In some homes - depending upon the smoke alarm's proximity to the bathroom or kitchen and the cooking practices of the occupants - nuisance alarms can be more than an occasional annoyance.
When an inspection is done any violations or deficientcies are noted and a work order is issued to an owner of a property or a tenant, the fire inspector will do a follow up inspection and return to the building to ensure compliance has been met. The property must be cleared of the work order and when requested, a letter of compliance can be issued to the owners.
As the owner of the apartment building you are obligated under the Ontario Fire Code to provide basic information to the tennand regarding fire safety.
As an owner you have certain responsibilities under the Ontario Fire Code. The partial list below is only an overview of certain areas of the Ontario Fire Code. For further information or questions contact the Pembroke Fire Department at 613-732-9974.
Once you have moved into your appartment, you are required by law to ensure that the smoke detector in the apartment is not diasabled. Should you disconnect the smoke alarm you may be charged under the Ontario Fire Code and subject to a fine of $200.
PEMBROKE FIRE DEPARTMENT 273 Victoria Street Pembroke , Ontario K8A 4K5 MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS The following list outlines the checks, inspections and tests required by the...