Fire Inspections & Safety Plans

Fire Inspections

Fire Department Inspectors will visit commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential properties at least once a year to perform fire inspections.

After the inspection, the inspector will:

  • Go over the inspection report with you and point out areas that need correction.
  • Indicate a time frame in which the corrections must be completed.
  • Require follow-up verification, usually by phone, that the required work has been completed.
  • If necessary, re-visit the premises for re-inspection.

Every building is required to create and maintain its own fire safety plan. Esquimalt Fire Rescue can assist you to design a fire safety plan that is specific to your business.

Fire Safety Plans

The fire safety plan will cover the following areas:

  • Sounding the fire alarm

  • Notifying the Fire Department

  • Instructing occupants on evacuation procedures

  • Evacuating persons requiring special assistance

  • Confining, controlling, and extinguishing fires

  • Appointment of fire wardens

  • Training fire wardens

  • Documentation of building safety systems

  • Holding fire drills

  • Control of fire hazards

  • Inspection of facilities

  • Maintenance of records

A regular self inspection program is the best way to ensure that ensure that your building is fire safe. Feel free to ask our inspectors about any aspect of fire safety, which may affect your business.

Download Fire Safety Plan Guideline documents below: