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Fire Inspection Guidelines

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 British Columbia Fire Code.

To help you understand your responsibilities, the Surrey Fire Service has created a series of reference booklets. Each booklet is directed towards a specific industry or occupancy. Review the booklet that pertains to your building usage and prepare for your next annual inspection.

Fire Safety and You - General information for building owners and commercial tenants including the five most common code violations.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Daycares - Fire Code requirements for daycare and preschool facilities.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Schools - Fire Code requirements for public and private kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Manufacturing - Fire Code requirements for manufacturing and production facilities.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Assemblies - Fire Code requirements for places of worship, nightclubs, pubs, community halls, libraries and restaurants.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Hospitals - Fire Code requirements for hospitals, health care facilities and residential care facilities.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Retail / Commercial- Fire Code requirements for shopping centres, strip malls and multi-unit commercial and retail buildings

Fire Inspection Booklet for Offices - Fire Code requirements for low-rise and high-rise office buildings, professional centers and government office buildings.

Fire Inspection Booklet for Service Stations - Fire Code requirements for gas / fuel filling stations and automotive shops.

If your occupancy/building type requires a Fire Safety Plan, you should review the Fire Safety Plan Guidelines for 2014 from the Fire Prevention Officer's Association of British Columbia.