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Fire Safety Plans for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Recreational Buildings

What is a Fire Safety Plan?

As outlined in the BC Fire Services Act, a fire safety plan identifies the manner in which the building owner or operator will achieve three objectives:

  1. Fire prevention – to prevent the occurrence of fire through the control of fire hazards and the proper maintenance of the building safety systems and facilities.
  2. Occupant safety – to establish a systematic method for safe and orderly evacuation of the building in the case of fire or other emergency.
  3. Fire control and extinguishment – to establish procedures that will maximize the probability of controlling and extinguishing a fire in the safest and most efficient manner.


As noted in the Act, from a business perspective these objectives are sensible as the cost of fire will typically be higher than the cost of producing, implementing and maintaining a fire safety plan. Whether you need a new comprehensive fire safety plan or you would like your plan reviewed and updated, call on the experts at Pacific Coast Fire Equipment.

What a Fire Safety Plan Includes

  • A building safety audit

  • Documentation pertaining to building resources and personnel

  • Fire department information

  • Emergency procedures for occupants

  • Fire drill procedures

  • Building placards per floor and site plans

Who Needs a Fire Safety Plan?

The BC Fire Services Act requires all multi-family residential properties, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and recreational facilities to have a fire safety plan in place and have that the plan reviewed annually, and updated as needed. Needless to say, it is also very important that every home have a family fire safety plan in place before it is needed.

Fire Safety in the Workplace

Do you know that it’s required for employees and management to have a plan in the event of a fire-related emergency? Employers must inform employees during their initial assignment about specific fire hazards to which they may be exposed, and also review with each employee those parts of the fire prevention plan necessary for self-protection. Pacific Coast Fire Equipment can provide a custom-tailored fire safety plan for our British Columbia and Northern Alberta clients as required by the Fire Code. Not only that, but we can also provide the required annual review, as well as any updates needed to keep your plan current. As your one-stop fire protection company, we can provide these services in conjunction with the annual servicing of your fire safety system. We can create fire plans for:

  • Residential facilities – apartments, condos, hotels etc.

  • Commercial buildings – offices, retail, restaurants, etc.

  • Recreational buildings – pools, gyms, ice rinks, etc.

  • Industrial facilities

Fire safety plans are based upon the unique conditions of each workplace, so individual plans may differ. At least one copy of the Fire Emergency Procedures must be displayed prominently on each floor area. Employees should make it their business to know the fire safety plan and evacuation procedures that are in force at their place of employment.

Fire Safety at Home

Most residential fires occur in the kitchen; in fact, meal preparation is one of the leading causes of residential property fires. The first step in any home fire safety plan is to ensure that working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detection alarms are present. It is also important that you create a plan detailing what to do in the event of a fire in your home and ensure that every family member is aware of main and alternate escape routes, where they should meet up after escaping the house, and the importance of remaining outside after you have escaped.


For a free safety plan consultation, please call us right away.

Pacific Coast Fire Equipment (1976) Ltd

2712 Rock Bay Ave

Victoria, BC V8T 4R9


#101 - 137 Glacier Street

Coquitlam, BC V3K 5Z1


#3 - 235 MacKay Cres.
For McMurray, AB T9K 2W2

Hours

We offer 24/7 service
Office: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Service Area

British Columbia and Northern Alberta

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