The Campbell River Fire Department is dedicated to improving the overall safety of our residents and visitors. Regularly scheduled inspections by our Fire Inspector and Fire Suppression members ensure that commercial, industrial, public assembly buildings, and residential occupancies are compliant with the BC Fire Code.
During these inspections, buildings are checked for:
- the condition of fire safety equipment (fire alarms, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, extinguishers, etc.)
- fire hazards
- life safety issues
- access for fire fighting
Commercial Fire Inspection Requirements
Making sure buildings are free from fire hazards isn't just common sense - it's the law. As building owners and commercial tenants you have a responsibility to fulfill certain requirements under the BC Fire Code.
To help you understand your responsibilities, the Campbell River Fire Department has created a series of reference documents. Review the Commercial Fire Inspections brochure, the Fire Safety and You brochure, and the Fire Inspection Guideline for your particular building use.
- Self Inspection Fillable Form - Conduct your own commercial fire safety inspection, and stay safe while minimizing contact and exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Commercial Fire Inspections - General information about the commercial fire inspection process and special hazard considerations
- Fire Safety and You - Information about your responsibilities as a building owner under the British Columbia Fire Code
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Assemblies - halls, churches, restaurants, pubs etc
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Daycares - daycares and preschools
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Hospitals & Care Facilities - hospitals and health care facilities
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Manufacturing - manufacturing and production
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Multi-unit Residential - low-rise and high-rise apartment buildings, Condominium complexes, all multiple residential occupancies with common use areas
(hallways, foyers, etc.)
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Offices - low and high rise office buildings, professional centres, government office buildings
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Retail/Commercial - shopping centres, strip malls, multi-unit commercial and retail
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Schools - public and private K-12, post-secondary institutions
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Service Stations - fuel filling stations and automotive shops
- Fire Inspection Guidelines for Warehouses - warehousing and storage buildings, shipping and receiving
Fire Safety Plan Guidelines
If your occupancy/building type requires a Fire Safety Plan, please review our Fire Safety Plan Guidelines.
Fire Safety plans are required for:
- every building containing an assembly, care, treatment, or detention occupancy.
- every building required by the BC Building Code to have a fire alarm system
- areas where flammable/combustible liquids are stored or handled
- areas where hazardous processes or operations occur in conformance with Article 188.8.131.52 of the BC Fire Code.
Submit your fire safety plan to the Campbell River Fire Department's Prevention Division for review.