The Fire Prevention Branch provides a regular system of inspections of public occupancies, hospitals, light and heavy industrial, schools, group homes, daycares, and extended care facilities to ensure compliance with provincial and municipal codes and regulations, as well as attention to issues relating to public safety.
Explore the "FireSmart / Smoke Alarm House Calls" program to learn more about legal requirements for fire safety and other related information.
If you have recently experienced a fire, you may find the Post Fire Handbook to be helpful.
If you want a convenient form to maintain a record of your business' safety checks, download our Monthly Checklist.
You may also obtain a copy of our Fire Safety Plan here.
If you are planning a Special Event, please see our Special Event/Outdoor Fire & Emergency Safety Plan.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of May 1, 2010 the B.C. Fire Code has been updated , affecting all citizens of B.C. This update requires every dwelling, whether owned or rented and regardless of age, to have a properly maintained smoke alarm. For information on smoke alarms and fire safety, go to our Life Safety Tip and Videos page.
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