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The Fire Safety Plan ensures the effective use of life safety features in a building, to protect people from fire. The required Fire Safety Plan should be designed to suit the resources of each individual building or complex.


The Ingersoll Fire Department has created a Fire Safety Plan  to assist owners and managers of buildings to develop and implement effective Fire Safety Plans for their buildings.


Emergency Planning is mandated by the Ontario Fire Code and the requirements within apply to, but not limited to, the following buildings containing any of the following:

  • Assembly occupancy or care or detention occupancy
  • Residential occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 10
  • Business and personal services occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300
  • Mercantile occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300
  • High hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 25
  • Medium hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 100
  • Low hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300

If you are unsure whether your business or building requires a Fire Safety Plan or if you have any questions regarding Fire Safety Plans. Contact Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Services at 519-485-3910.

 

Vehicle Extrication

A victim who is trapped in or by a vehicle may be seriously injured, proper extrication procedures are essential to prevent further injury and to speed the victim's removal. It is also critical that firefighters coordinate with emergency medical personnel who are providing first aid to the victim.

 

Technical Rescue Incidents

Firefighters participate in a variety of technical rescues. The National Fire Protection Association's "Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents" defines technical rescue as, "The application of special knowledge, skills, and equipment to safely resolve unique and/or complex rescue situations." Technical rescues can include freeing victims from collapsed buildings, trench cave-ins, caves or tunnels, electrical contact, water and ice, industrial machinery, and elevators.

 

Confined Space Rescues

Firefighting and rescue operations must sometimes be carried out in confined space locations that are below grade or otherwise without either natural or forced ventilation. Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines a confined space as having the following characteristics:

  • Large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work,
  • Limited or restricted means for entry and exit.
  • Not designed for continuous employee occupancy.

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