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					                             THE CORPORATION OF THE
                             CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM
                                      BYLAW NO. 3351
                        A Bylaw to establish fire protection regulations within the City

Whereas pursuant to the Local Government Act, and Amendments thereto, the Municipal
Council may by Bylaw, subject to the Fire Services Act and the Fire Code, establish fire
protection regulations for the City:

Now therefore Municipal Council of The Corporation of the City of Port Coquitlam, in open
meeting assembled, enacts as follows:

1.    CITATION

      This Bylaw may be cited for all purposes as the "Fire Protective Services Bylaw, 2002, No.
      3351".

2.    INTERPRETATION

2.1   DEFINITIONS:

      In this Bylaw:

      “Access Route” means a private road, driveway, lane or portion of a yard which has been
      provided for access by Fire Department equipment in accordance with the British Columbia
      Building Code;

      “Alarm” means the giving, signaling or transmission to any public fire hall or fire dispatch
      or company or to any officer or employee thereof, whether by telephone, spoken word or
      otherwise, of information to the effect that a fire or emergency situation exists at or near the
      place indicated by the person giving, signaling or transmitting such information;

      “Approved” means approved by an Officer as being in compliance with this Bylaw;

      “Authority Having Jurisdiction” means any person or agency authorized by this or any
      other bylaw, regulation or statute to inspect and/or approve any thing or place;

      “Building” means any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or
      occupancy;

      “Building Manager” includes the owner, occupier, their agents, and any resident manager
      of a building;

      “Certified Testing Agencies” include CAN/ULC, CSA, and factory mutual.

      “Chief Officers” means the persons designated as the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief(s);




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“City” means The Corporation of the City of Port Coquitlam;

“Combustible Liquid” means any liquid having a flash point at or above 37.8 degrees
Celsius and below 93.3 degrees Celsius;

“Construction Waste” means any waste or refuse created by the clearing of land, or the
construction, repair or demolition of a building or structure, including without limitation,
trees, branches, stumps, and roots;

“Council” means the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the City of Port
Coquitlam;

“Designate” means a person authorized under Section 272 of the Local Government Act;

“False Alarm” means any alarm, regardless of how caused, necessitating a response by
Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue where a fire or emergency does not exist;

“Fire Alarm System” means all equipment forming part of or used in connection with a
fire alarm system or fire detection system, including without limitation, batteries, alarm
gongs, horns, buzzers, switches, wiring, relay apparatus, sensors, and other accessories;

“Fire Chief” means a person appointed by the Council to be in charge of the Fire
Department and the fire fighting personnel of the City, and includes Assistant Fire Chiefs,
and any other person authorized to act on behalf of the Fire Chief;

“Fire Department Connections” means a connection through which the Fire Department
can pump water into the standpipe system and/or sprinkler system;

“Fire Fighter” means every member of the fire department of the City other than an
Officer, whose duties include fire prevention, fire suppression, or emergency response;

“Fire Code” means the British Columbia Fire Code 1998, enacted by B.C. Regulation
285/98 under the Fire Services Act, as amended or replaced from time to time;

“Fire Prevention” means that part of fire protection activities exercised in advance of the
outbreak of fire to help prevent loss of life and property due to fire;

“Fire Protective Services” means the section within Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
responsible for fire and hydrant inspections, fire cause determination and fire arson
investigations;

“Fire Protective Services Officer” means a member of the Fire Department of the City,
assigned to the Fire Protective Services Division and authorized in writing by the Fire Chief
to be a Local Assistant Fire Commissioner;

“Fire Safety Plan” is a set of emergency procedures and guidelines to be followed in the
event of a fire in a building;

“Firecrackers” means small fireworks with entwined fuses used solely as noise makers,
and not for pyrotechnic effect.




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“Fireworks” includes cannon crackers, fireballs, firecrackers, mines, Roman candles, sky
rockets, squibs, torpedoes, and other explosive products or devices manufactured to
intentionally produce an explosion, detonation or pyrotechnic effect, but does not include
caps for toy products, Christmas crackers, sparklers or model rocket engines; Explosive Act
Class 7 subdivision (5);

“Flammable Liquid” means any liquid having a flash point below 37.8 degrees Celsius
and having a vapour pressure not exceeding 275.8 kPa (absolute) at 37.8 degrees Celsius;

“Garage” means a building, or any portion of any place or premises used as a place of
business for the purpose of maintaining, fueling, keeping, repairing, or demolishing motor
vehicles;

"High Hazard Fireworks" means those fireworks defined as such under the Explosives
Regulations made under the current Explosives Act of Canada, and, without limiting the
generality of the forgoing, includes rockets, serpents, shells, bombshells, tourbillions,
maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, batteries,
illumination, set pieces, pigeons, and firecrackers; Explosives Act Class 7 subdivision (6);

"Incident" means a fire, an explosion, a situation where a fire or explosion is imminent or
any other situation presenting a danger or possible danger to life or property or the
environment and to which Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue has responded;

“Life Safety Systems” includes automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems,
commercial cooking systems, and special extinguishing systems;

“Lock Box” means a metal enclosure designed to securely hold the keys to the building,
structure, or complex where the lock box is located;

“Low Hazard Fireworks” means those fireworks defined as such under the current
Explosives Regulations made under the Explosives Act of Canada and, without limiting the
generality of the foregoing, includes firework showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights,
pin wheels, roman candle and volcanoes;

"Member" means any person that is an employee of Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue;

“Movie/TV Pyrotechnics” means any low or high hazard fireworks utilized at a movie or
television production;

"Occupant" includes the registered owner and/or any lessee, tenant and licensee of any
building or premises;

“Occupancy Group” means a classification as defined in the current BC Fire Code, or in
this bylaw;

“Officer” means the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chiefs, Fire Protective Services Officers,
and every member of the fire department of the City designated as an officer by Council;

“Private Dwelling” means any building used exclusively as a private residence;


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      "Smoking" means the carrying of a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette or any other smoke
      inhalation device;

      “Sprinkler System” includes all equipment forming part of or used in connection with a
      fire sprinkler system, including without limitation, all heads, valves, piping, switches,
      sensors, relay apparatus, and other accessories;

      “Trade Waste” means waste and abandoned materials resulting from the operation of an
      industry or business including paper, boxes, packing cases, wrapping material, sweepings,
      and all flammable materials of a like nature other than garbage and ashes;

      “Underground Tank” means a tank installed wholly or partly under the surface of the
      ground and used or intended for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids or gases;

      “Vehicle” includes all types of motor vehicles, farm tractors, and mobile machinery, or any
      other self-propelled machinery; and

      All other Words and Phrases shall be construed in accordance with the meaning assigned to
      them by the current "B.C. Building Code", the Fire Services Act or the "B.C. Fire Code", as
      the context and circumstances may require.

2.2   ADOPTION OF B.C. FIRE CODE 285/98:

      The “British Columbia Fire Code" 1995 as it existed on December 1, 1998 adopted by B.C.
      Regulation 285/98, as amended (the B.C. Fire Code), is hereby adopted and made part of
      this Bylaw and shall be applicable within the Corporation of the City of Port Coquitlam.


3.    PORT COQUITLAM FIRE/RESCUE OPERATIONS

3.1   ESTABLISHMENT

      Pursuant to Section 518 of the Local Government Act and subject to the Fire Services Act
      and the Fire Code, this bylaw establishes fire protection regulations for the City.

3.2   ADMINISTRATION
      The City official responsible for the administration of this Bylaw shall be the Fire Chief, or
      any person or persons the Fire Chief may authorize.

3.3   FIRE SERVICES ACT

      In the event of a conflict between this Bylaw and the Fire Services Act or any regulations
      thereunder, the provisions of that Act and its regulations shall prevail.

3.4   FIRE CHIEF & OFFICERS

      In addition to the Fire Chief, Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue shall consist of officers and other
      members as from time to time may be employed by the City and assigned to Port
      Coquitlam Fire/Rescue.




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3.5   ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEFS

      All Assistant Fire Chiefs shall report to the Fire Chief and, in the absence of the Fire Chief,
      shall have the powers and shall perform the duties of the Fire Chief.

3.6   MANAGEMENT & CONTROL

      The Fire Chief or the Assistant Fire Chief(s) shall be responsible for the management,
      control and supervision of Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue, for all Port Coquitlam
      Fire/Rescue’s officers and members and the discipline thereof and for the care, custody and
      control of all buildings, apparatus and equipment of Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue.

3.7   LIMITS OF JURISDICTION

      The geographical limits of the jurisdiction of the Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue shall be the
      area within the boundaries of the City, and no apparatus of the Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
      shall be used beyond the boundaries of the City unless the City has entered an Aid
      Agreement for that purpose or obtained the consent of the affected Local Government
      under Section 518 of the Local Government Act.

3.8   RULES AND REGULATIONS

      The Fire Chief may from time to time makes rules and regulations for the proper and
      efficient administration and operation of Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue and for the discipline
      of its members, and may vary, alter, or repeal such rules or regulations from time to time
      deem fit or necessary.

3.9   PREVENTION, CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT

      Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue may take all necessary measures for the prevention,
      suppression, control and extinguishment of fires, for mitigating the effects of dangerous
      goods incidents and for the protection of life and property, including rescue operations and
      the administration of first aid. The Fire Chief or any officers or members may enforce the
      B.C. Fire Code and any City bylaws and regulations for the prevention and suppression of
      fires. The Fire Chief may charge for the use of fire services and auxiliary equipment and
      personnel. Fire Protection Officer(s) may exercise the powers provided by the Fire Services
      Act.

3.10 DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS

      The Fire Chief or any other member designated by the Fire Chief to be in charge at an
      incident shall have authority to cause the demolition of any building or part of a building
      which, in that member's judgment, should be demolished in order to prevent the spread of
      fire or to prevent damage to property, injury to persons or loss of life.




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    3.10.1   SPRINKLER SYSTEM OPERATIONS

             When a building equipped with a sprinkler system is being demolished, the system
             shall be maintained in operation subject to sequential elimination, until demolition
             work is completed.

3.11 RIGHT TO ENTER

    The Fire Chief or any other member in charge at an incident may enter upon any lands,
    structure, and buildings, for the purpose of attending to any fire, medical or other
    emergency and no person shall impede in any way any Officer, Fire Fighter, or other person
    under the direction of an Officer in command at any fire, medical, or other emergency.

3.12 COMMANDEERING OF EQUIPMENT

    The Fire Chief or any other member in charge of an incident is empowered to commandeer
    any personnel and privately owned equipment which is considered necessary to deal with
    an incident.

3.13 CONTAMINATION AND REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT

    The Fire Chief may charge an owner or occupant of a premise for the replacement or repair
    of Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue equipment where as a result of an incident at their premises,
    such equipment has been damaged or contaminated by a hazardous substance or dangerous
    good and will require decontamination, repair or replacement. This fee is specified in
    Schedule 1. Failure for the owner or occupant to pay a fee will result in those costs being
    added to the property taxes of the owner of the property.

3.14 FIRE INVESTIGATION INFORMATION REQUESTS
     BY INSURANCE ADJUSTERS

    There will be a fee charged to any person seeking information on Fire Investigation. This
    fee is specified in Schedule 1.

3.15 FIRE INVESTIGATION FEE COST RECOVERY

    For every incident where damage is in excess of $5,000 and for which a Fire Investigation
    and Fire Investigation report must be completed by the Fire Chief or an officer designated
    by the Fire Chief in accordance with the Fire Services Act, a charge will be levied against
    the owner of the structure where the damage occurred. This charge is specified in Schedule
    1. Any charges not paid shall be levied as a tax against the property assessment for the
    following year. This section does not apply unless the person who prepares the Fire
    Investigation report concludes that the fire resulted from an action or condition of the
    premises that violates any enactment.




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4.    FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS

4.1   ACCUMULATION OF COMBUSTIBLES

      No person shall permit any accumulation of combustible growth, waste or rubbish of any
      kind which, in the opinion of the Fire Chief, Fire Protection Officers or Officers, is liable to
      catch fire and endanger property, to be or to remain upon any premises. All growth which
      is liable to catch fire and endanger property shall be cut down and removed by the owner or
      occupant, of the premises on which the growth is located. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate, may cause the work to be completed and bill the owner of the premises
      for costs or issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The charge for the cost of the work and the
      MTI fine are specified in Schedule 1.

4.2   ACCUMULATION OF DAILY COMBUSTIBLES

      Every occupant of any building or premises who makes, stores, uses, or has charge or
      control of any shavings, excelsior, rubbish, sacks, bags, litter, straw, waste-paper, paper
      boxes or any other flammable material, shall at the close of business on each day cause all
      such material to be compactly baled or stacked in a safe manner, or stored in non-
      combustible receptacles having tight fitting, non-combustible lids. Metal covers required
      on containers provided for the storage of combustible materials shall be kept closed at all
      times except when refuse is being placed in the containers. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate, may cause the work to be completed and bill the owner of the building
      of premises for costs or issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The charge for the cost of the
      work and the MTI fine are specified in Schedule 1.

4.3   STORAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS

      Every business owner shall provide a non-combustible container with tight fitting self-
      closing lid, to store cleanup rags or shop towels for products subject to spontaneous
      combustion, until safely removed from the building. Metal covers required on containers
      provided for the storage of combustible materials shall be kept closed at all times except
      when refuse is being placed in the containers. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or
      designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

4.4   FIRE DOORS OR FIRE SEPARATION DEVICES

      Where fire doors or fire separation devices are installed in any building to prevent the
      spread of fire within such building, such doors or devices shall at all times be kept and
      maintained in good repair and efficient working order. If not complied with, the Fire Chief
      or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

4.5   QUANTITY & STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

      At no time shall a person store more than 25 litres of a flammable or combustible liquid in
      a portable container(s) on any parcel of land. Flammable or combustible liquids shall be
      stored in accordance with the BC Fire Code, Section 4.2.3. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in
      Schedule 1.

4.6   REFUSE CONTAINERS

      Refuse containers used for apartment, commercial, industrial or assembly occupancies shall
      be non-combustible and placed not less that five (5) metres from any combustible
      construction or material or any unprotected building openings. The enclosure shall be
      provided with a noncombustible top or ceiling. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or
      designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.
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4.7   SIGNAGE FOR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

      Every owner and occupant of an area where combustible liquids are stored, received, or
      dispensed shall post adequate "NO SMOKING" signs in conspicuous places on the
      premises. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket
      (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

4.8   CLEANING WITH COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

      No person shall use flammable or combustible liquids which could endanger life or
      property for the purposes of cleaning within any building. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in
      Schedule 1.

4.9   FUEL TANKS

      All fuel within a fuel tank must be removed prior to any adjustments or relocation of the
      fuel tank from its original position on the vehicle within a building.

4.10 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

      The owner of every business shall provide and maintain in good working order at least one
      approved portable fire extinguisher, available and accessible for emergency use. The fire
      extinguisher must comply with NFPA 10 and ULC listing. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in
      Schedule 1.

4.11 SERVICE STATION ATTENDANTS

      It is the business owner’s responsibility to ensure all service station attendants have
      successfully completed a fire safety training program prior to dispensing of any fuel. If not
      complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI
      fine is specified in Schedule 1.

5.    OPEN AIR BURNING

5.1   OPEN AIR BURNING REGULATIONS

      No person shall at any time light, ignite, start or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind
      within the City. If not complied with, the Fire Chief may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI)
      or bill the owner of the premises on which the fire occurs, for the cost incurred by the City
      to extinguish the fire. The charge for the cost of the work and the MTI fine are specified in
      Schedule 1. Any charge not paid shall be levied as a tax against the property assessment
      for the following year.

5.2    EXEMPTION TO OPEN AIR BURNING REGULATIONS

       5.2.1   FIRE DEPARTMENT
               Notwithstanding any other provision of this bylaw, Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
               may burn buildings, structures, or other materials for the purpose of training its
               personnel in structural fire fighter methods, fire investigation procedures or for the
               purpose of elimination of hazards.




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       5.2.2   OUTDOOR COOKING
               Notwithstanding Section 5.1, outdoor cooking of foods in barbecues or grills
               using propane, natural gas or charcoal is permitted.

       5.2.3   A1 AGRICULTURAL
               Notwithstanding Section 5.1, outdoor burning by lighting, igniting, starting or
               maintaining any outdoor fire of any kind within the City, during daylight hours, to
               allow orchard, berry, and vineyard pruning generated on site on properties zoned
               A1 Agricultural to be burnt is permitted, provided that a Burning Permit is
               obtained as set out in Section 5.3. No permit for any property shall be issued for a
               period of time to exceed fifteen (15) days.

       5.2.4   CAMPFIRES
               Notwithstanding Section 5.1 where the Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the
               Fire Chief considers it expedient to do so, may issue a permit for burning in the
               open air, wood for camp fires, provided that such burning shall only be carried out
               in areas designated and approved by the Fire Chief.

5.3   BURNING PERMITS

      No person shall be exempt to open air burning without first obtaining a permit (attached as
      Appendix 1 to this bylaw) from Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue. The owner of the property
      must obtain and pay for the said permit from the City and shall comply with all applicable
      bylaws and permit conditions set out.

      a)   All permits issued pursuant to this Section shall be subject to such conditions,
           restrictions, and provisions, as the Officer may consider necessary to incorporate
           therein. Without limitation, the permit may regulate:

           (i) the location of a fire;
           (ii) the dates and times a fire may be maintained;
           (iii)the maximum area occupied by a fire;
           (iv)the materials to be burned in a fire;
           (v) precautions to be taken in connection with the fire.

      b)   No person to whom a burning permit has been issued shall use trade waste, tires,
           animal carcasses, oil, tar, asphalt, shingles, battery boxes, plastic materials, or any
           similar material which may produce heavy black smoke, on or in any fire.

      c)   Every person who burns outdoors shall place a competent person in charge of such
           fire at all times and shall provide that person with sufficient equipment to prevent the
           fire from getting beyond control or causing damage or becoming dangerous.

      d)   At any time an Officer may on account of hazardous fire conditions cancel or
           suspend for such time as is specified in the order, all or any permits issued pursuant
           to this Bylaw, or may impose further conditions and restrictions.

      e)   A fire shall be deemed out of control under this Part when it spreads beyond the
           boundaries of the parcel of land on which it was started, or threatens to do so, or
           when it endangers any building or property.

      If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

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5.4   INSPECTION FEES

      A fee will be required upon application for a Burning Permit. The fee is for inspection of a
      property to ensure all permit requirements are made. Signing of permit is made at that
      time. This fee is specified in Schedule 1.

5.5   SUSPENSION OF BURNING

      When the Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the Fire Chief deems it expedient to do so
      or where in consideration of hazardous fire conditions exist they may order a total ban on
      burning and may suspend, cancel or restrict for such time as they may deem necessary any
      or all burning permits issued by the Fire Chief or Officer designated by the Fire Chief
      pursuant to this bylaw or the Forest Act within the City.

6.    FIREWORKS

6.1   FIREWORKS REGULATIONS

      No person shall offer for sale or sell, or use, set off or discharge fireworks within the City.
      If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

6.2   EXEMPTION TO FIREWORKS REGULATIONS

      Notwithstanding section 6.1, the sale, use, setting off or discharging of fireworks may be
      permitted during the period between October 26 and October 31, inclusive, in each year.
      Fireworks may only be used, setoff or discharged:

      (a) on the lot of a private dwelling and only with the knowledge and consent of the
          occupant; or
      (b) as part of a public display organized and controlled by a public body or society.

      If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

6.3   FIREWORKS PERMITS

      No person shall offer for sale fireworks at any location within the City of Port Coquitlam,
      without first obtaining a permit from Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue. The permit may be
      withheld until the applicant has complied with all applicable bylaws and the permit
      conditions set out in the permit form which is attached as Appendix 2 to this bylaw.

      Every person that displays or sells fireworks when permitted by this Bylaw:

      (a)   shall ensure that "NO SMOKING" signs are posted in the area of the display; and
      (b)   shall ensure that fireworks are enclosed behind glass or wire enclosures to prevent
            customers from handling the fireworks on display; and
      (c)   shall ensure that at least one approved fire extinguisher is kept available for
            immediate use; and
      (d)   shall ensure that all fireworks are stored, displayed, and sold in conformance with the
            Canada Explosives Regulations.

      If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.


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6.4   FIREWORKS SALES INSPECTION FEE

      A fee will be required upon application for a Fireworks Sales permit. The fee is for
      inspection of the premises from which the fireworks are to be sold to ensure fire safety
      prior to authorization of a sales permit. The cost recovery fee is specified in Schedule 1.

6.5    AGE REQUIREMENTS

      (a)   No person under the age of 18 shall light, hold or explode any fireworks at any time.

      (b) No person under the age of 18 shall possess any fireworks in the City of Port
          Coquitlam.
      (c) No person shall sell, give or dispose of any fireworks of any class or description to a
          person who is under the age of 18 years.

      If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

6.6   FIRECRACKERS

      No person shall offer for sale, sell, use, detonate or explode firecrackers. If not complied
      with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is
      specified in Schedule 1.

6.7   LIGHTING OF HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS

      No person shall explode light or activate High Hazard fireworks or Movie Pyrotechnics
      unless that person is the holder of a permit issued pursuant to Section 6.7.1. The permit
      may be withheld until the applicant has complied with all applicable bylaws and the permit
      conditions set out in the permit form which is attached as Appendix 3 to this bylaw. If not
      complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI
      fine is specified in Schedule 1.

6.7.1 HIGH HAZARD AND MOVIE PYROTECHNICS FIREWORKS PERMITS

      The Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the Fire Chief may issue a permit to light or
      explode High Hazard fireworks or “Movie Pyrotechnics” to a person who is over the age of
      eighteen (18) years and has a valid Certification as required by the Explosives Branch
      PROVIDED THAT the applicant meets all the requirements of this Bylaw and first:

      (a)   Submits a copy of the Explosive Resource Division Event approval.

      (b)   Submits a Fire Safety Plan in a form acceptable to the Fire Chief.

      (c)   Submits a site plan, drawn to scale with the direction of firing, separation distances,
            Position of Ramps and Mortars, any significant ground features, rights of way,
            buildings or structures, overhead obstructions, parking areas or spectator viewing
            areas, fallout zone, North arrow, traffic control plans and location of emergency
            vehicles.

      (d)   Submits an event description, which should include a time schedule of the event,
            attendance estimates, lists of fireworks to be used, firing procedures, Emergency
            response procedures and a list of crew members.


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      (e)   Submits proof acceptable to the Fire Chief or Officer that the applicant holds either a
            valid Supervisors Level 1 card or, for unconventional sites as defined by the
            Explosive Regulatory Division, a valid Supervisors Level 2 card, issued by the
            Explosive Regulatory Division, Department of Energy, Mines & Resources, Canada.

6.7.2 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

      Every permit issued pursuant to Section 6.7.1 must
      (a) Specify the fireworks that the permit holder is authorized to light or explode.

      (b)   Specify the day and the hours on which, and the description of the property or place
            where the fireworks may be discharged and used.

      (c)   Include a Fire Safety Plan specific to that permit. Information on requirements can be
            obtained through Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue.

6.7.3 HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS PERMIT FEE

      On application for a permit under Section 6.7.1 a cost recovery fee will be charged as
      specified in Schedule 1 for administration and review of fire safety plans.

6.7.4 APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

      Every holder of a permit under Section 6.7.1 must:
      (a) Present the permit to the seller of high hazard fireworks.
      (b) Light or explode only those fireworks specified in the permit.
      (c) Light or explode the fireworks only in accordance with the terms of the permit.
      (d) Light or explode the fireworks only in accordance with the Fire Safety Plan.
      (e) Ensure that the fireworks are only lit or exploded under their direct supervision and
           responsibility.
      (f) Ensure that the use, handling, discharge, sale, possession and storage of the fireworks
           conforms in every respect to the regulations made under the Explosives Act of
           Canada, the fireworks manual as published by the Explosives Branch of Canada, and
           this Bylaw.

6.7.5 SALE OF ANY HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS

      The sale of any High Hazard fireworks shall only be to a person holding a valid permit
      under Section 6.7.1.

6.7.6 FIRE PROTECTION AT MOVIE/TV PYROTECHNICS

      Fire Protection required at a Movie Pyrotechnics display shall be an amount as approved by
      the Fire Chief or designate with consideration to the minimum staffing requirements as
      reviewed at the site for the appropriate life safety and emergency resource needs.

7.    SECURING VACANT PREMISES

7.1   REQUIREMENT OF OWNER

      The owner of any vacant or unoccupied premises shall ensure that the premises are secure
      against unauthorized entry by any person.


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7.2   REQUIREMENT BY OFFICER

      If an Officer finds premises, which are accessible, contrary to Section 7.1, the Officer may
      contact the owner of the premises and require that the premises be secured against
      unauthorized entry.

7.3   NON-COMPLIANCE BY OWNER

      If an owner fails to bring the premises into compliance with Section 7.1 within 24 hours of
      receiving notice to do so, or if the Officer is unable to contact the owner within 24 hours of
      finding the unsecured premises, the Officer may have the premises secured by a contractor
      who may board up or otherwise secure doors, windows and other points of entry into the
      premises in order to prevent fires.

7.4   ORDER FOR SECURITY

      The owner of a fire-damaged building shall ensure that the premises are guarded or that all
      openings of the buildings are kept securely closed and fastened so as to prevent the entry of
      unauthorized persons. If the owner fails to provide the necessary security to the fire
      damaged building within a reasonable time, then the Fire Chief or designate may have the
      work performed at the expense of the owner.

7.5   FEE OF BOARDUP

      If action is taken in default under Section 7.3 or 7.4 of this bylaw, the City may recover the
      expenses incurred from the owner, together with costs and interest at the rate of the
      Taxation (Rural Area) Act, in the same manner as City taxes. The cost recovery charge is
      specified in Schedule 1.

8.    INSPECTION OF PREMISES

8.1   FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACCESS FOR FIRE INSPECTION

      Where an owner or occupant who has been notified of an inspection to be conducted under
      this bylaw or any other enactment relating to fire safety, fails to attend at the premises at
      the date and time specified in the notice to provide access for an inspection. If the owner
      or occupant does not attend on the inspection date, a fee will be charged for that inspection
      attempt and each additional inspection attempt required. The charge is subject to a cost
      recovery in accordance with Schedule 1. Failure for the owner or occupant to pay the fee
      will result in those costs being added to the property taxes of the owner of the property.

8.2   AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER

      Every Officer may enter, at all reasonable times, on every property which is subject to this
      bylaw, to:
      (a) ascertain whether this Bylaw is being observed; and
      (b) inspect premises for conditions which may cause a fire or increase the danger of a
           fire or increase the danger to persons.




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8.3   OBSTRUCTION

      No person shall obstruct or interfere with the Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the
      Fire Chief while they are carrying out any inspection pursuant to this Bylaw, the Fire Code
      or the Fire Services Act. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a
      Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

8.4   PROVISION OF INFORMATION

      Every occupant of premises shall provide all information and shall render all assistance
      required by the Fire Chief or an officer designated by the Fire Chief in connection with the
      inspection of such premises pursuant to this Bylaw, the Fire Code and the Fire Services
      Act.

8.5   FALSE INFORMATION

      No person shall purposely withhold or falsify any information required by the Fire Chief or
      an Officer designated by the Fire Chief or in connection with a permit issued under this
      Bylaw or refuse to assist in the carrying out of any inspection pursuant to this Bylaw, the
      Fire Code or the Fire Services Act.

8.6   REMEDIAL ORDERS

      The Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the Fire Chief are hereby authorized and
      empowered to issue orders in writing requiring the correction or removal of any condition
      or thing in or about any building or structure which is in contravention of this Bylaw, and
      every owner or occupant of same shall carry out of every requirement of the order. If not
      complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI
      fine is specified in Schedule 1.

8.7   DATING OF ORDERS

      Every order issued by the Fire Chief or an Officer designated by the Fire Chief pursuant
      hereto shall state a date by which the order shall be carried out, which date shall, in the
      discretion of the issuer, have regard to the degree of urgency involved in correcting or
      removing conditions which may tend to increase the hazard of fire or danger to life and
      property.

9.    FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS

9.1    TABLE OF OCCUPANCY & FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS

      Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue shall conduct or cause to be conducted inspections of the
      following classes of premises (or occupancies) at least as frequently as is set out opposite
      in the following table.




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                                      Occupancy Class
                                        Description
                                        Frequency

A-1        Assembly Occupancies Performing Arts                                Yearly

A-2        Assembly Occupancies Art Galleries, Libraries Courtrooms            Yearly

A-2        Assembly Occupancies Churches                                       Every 6 months

A-2        Assembly Occupancies Schools                                        Every 6 months

A-2        Assembly Occupancies Restaurants, Community Halls                   Yearly

A-3        Assembly Occupancies Arena, Swimming Pools                          Every 6 months

B-1        Institutional Occupancies, with detention or restricted             Yearly
           facilities, jails etc
B-2        Institutional Occupancies, Requiring special treatment -            Every 6 months
           Hospitals
B-2        Institutional Occupancies, Requiring special treatment - Rest       Every 6 months
           Homes, Group Homes
C          Apartments, Hotels, Motels, Rooming Houses, Licenced Guest          Every 6 Months
           Houses
D          Business occupancies and Professional Services, Banks,              Yearly
           Offices
E          Mercantile Occupancies, Retailers                                   Yearly

F-1        Occupancies with High Hazard and Flammable materials                Every 6 months

F-2        Industrial with Medium hazard content                               Yearly

F-3        Industrial Occupancies with Low Hazard                              Yearly


9.2   INSPECTION FEE COST RECOVERY

      If there are any violations under the B.C. Fire Code, Fire Services Act or Port Coquitlam
      Bylaw #3351 while performing an inspection as set out in the above chart, an Officer will
      write an Order requesting the violation(s) be corrected within a defined time period and
      will advise of a return date for a re-inspection to ensure correction(s) is made. If the Order
      for Deficiencies has not been complied with upon the re-inspection, a fee will be charged
      for that re-inspection and each additional re-inspection if required. The charge is subject to
      a cost recovery in accordance with Schedule 1. Failure for the owner or occupant to pay a
      fee will result in those costs being added to the property taxes of the owner of the property.




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10.   REFERENCE REQUIREMENTS

10.1 OCCUPANCY REFERENCE REQUIREMENTS

      The owner or occupant of a premise having either a fire alarm system or an automatic fire
      sprinkler system, monitored or non monitored, is required to establish contact persons by
      submitting on a form approved by the Fire Chief, yearly or on a change in reference
      contacts, the names and phone numbers for three persons (“contact persons”) who will be
      available to attend, enter and secure the premise. The form, which can be obtained from
      the Fire Protective Services Division, must contain the written consent of the persons to act
      as contact persons.
10.2 FAILURE TO PROVIDE CONTACT PERSON INFORMATION

      Failure to comply with the requirements in Section 10.1 will result in a charge being levied
      against the owner or occupant for any standby time at a premise where an alarm has
      resulted and Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Services have attended and where a contact
      person has not attended within the required time as specified in Section 10.3. This charge
      is specified in Schedule 1. Failure of the owner or occupant to pay will result in those costs
      being added to the property taxes of the owner of the property.

10.3 RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTACT PERSONS

      Contact persons must attend all alarms within 45 minutes when requested by Port
      Coquitlam Fire/Rescue and must attend to secure the premises and when appropriate,
      release fire companies from the incident.

      (a)   FAILURE OF CONTACT PERSONS TO ARRIVE
              Failure of a notified contact person to respond within the specified time will result
              in cost recovery for standby time as specified in Schedule 1. Failure for the owner
              or occupant to pay will result in those costs being added to the property taxes of
              the owner of the property.

      (b)      CONTACT PERSON AT A FIRE INCIDENT
               During a fire incident, a contact person must attend the scene, and contact the
               incident commander on scene.

10.4 CHANGES TO DESIGNATED CONTACT PERSONS

      Any changes to designated contact persons or their phone numbers during the current year
      must be submitted to Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue on the specified form as approved by the
      Fire Chief.

10.5 FULL ACCESS FOR CONTACT PERSONS

      Contact persons must have full access to the building and or occupancy of which they
      have responsibility and be able to take control of the building or occupancy on
      completion of the incident from fire officials.




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11.   FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

11.1 FIRE SAFETY PLAN REQUIREMENTS

      All buildings, sites, storage areas or other areas as required by the Fire Code section 2.8
      Emergency Planning shall have a Fire Safety Plan. Measures within a Fire Safety Plan
      shall conform to the Fire Code section 2.8.2 Fire Safety Plan and shall be produced and
      submitted to Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Services for approval. All Fire Safety Plans
      shall be submitted on form and diagram template, acceptable to the Fire Chief. All
      owners or occupants of occupancies where a Fire Safety Plan is required, shall review
      their Fire Safety Plans annually and submit updated plans to Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
      Services for review.

      Should occupancies not have the need to update their current plan, notification of this
      will still be required to be forwarded to Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue. Failure to submit a
      Fire Safety Plan will result in the issuance of a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine
      is specified in Schedule 1.

      (a) Changes to a Fire Safety plan will require submission to Fire Protective Services
          for review.
      (b) A fee will be charged for review of the Fire Safety Plan as specified in Schedule 1.

11.2 LOCK BOXES

      All premises where a fire alarm system or an automatic fire sprinkler system, monitored or
      unmonitored, are installed, are required to have installed an approved flush mount lock
      box. The lock box format is to be in conformity with Fire Protective Services lock box
      keys. For confirmation and installation instructions of an approved type of lock box, an
      owner or occupant should contact Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Services.

11.3 ADDRESSING OF OCCUPANCIES

      Each premise must be individually addressed. An individual address must be placed on
      new or existing buildings or structures in such a position as to be plainly visible and legible
      from the street, road, fire lane, or other right of way or easement and at the front of the
      structure. The address must be legible from a distance of 15 metres.

      11.3.1   SIZING OF ADDRESSES
               The letters or numbers of any addresses shall be a minimum of 5 inches in height
               and no less than ½" in a width stroke.

      11.3.2   COLOUR OF ADDRESS LETTERING
               The letters or numbers shall be of a colour in contrast with any background colour
               of the building.




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12.   FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM ACTIVATION

12.1 MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

      Each owner or occupier of buildings or premises shall ensure the fire alarm and sprinkler
      systems are maintained and tested in conformance with the B.C. Fire Code Regulations. If
      not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

12.2 RETAINMENT OF RECORDS

      Records of service testing and maintenance of a fire alarm or sprinkler system must be
      retained on site by the owner.

12.3 CORRECTION OF DEFICIENCIES

      When an officer or a fire fighter attends a premises where a fire alarm system or a sprinkler
      system has been activated without proper cause, the occupier and building manager of the
      premises shall immediately correct the deficiencies to the fire alarm system and sprinkler
      system. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket
      (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

12.4 NOTIFICATION OF TESTING

      Any owner or occupant of premises where there is an automatic fire sprinkler system or a
      fire alarm system shall notify Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue prior to any service, test, repair,
      maintenance, adjustment, alteration or installation of the system which might activate a
      false alarm, which would normally result in an emergency response.

12.5 COST RECOVERY FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY

      The owner or lessee of any occupancy containing an automatic fire sprinkler system or a
      fire alarm system shall be assessed a fee payable as provided for in Schedule “1” for any
      false alarm activated following a failure to notify Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue prior to
      service, testing, repair, maintenance, adjustment or alterations, or installation of system.
      Failure of the owner or occupant to pay will result in those costs being added to the
      property taxes of the owner of the property.

13.   HYDRANTS AND STANDPIPES

13.1 HYDRANTS
     (a) Shall be of a type approved by the Fire Chief and City Engineer.

      (b)   Shall be free of all obstructions to at least 1 metre in all directions. If not complied
            with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine
            is specified in Schedule 1. Failure of the owner to pay will result in those costs being
            added to the property taxes of the owner of the property

      (c)   Unauthorized attachments found on any hydrants or standpipe systems may be
            removed by the Fire Department.

      (d)   The owner of every building which is equipped with a sprinkler system shall install a
            fire hydrant within 45 metres of each Fire Department Connection to the sprinkler
            system.



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    (e)   Excepting employees of the City acting within the scope of their duties, no person
          shall make use of standpipes or hydrants without first obtaining a permit from the
          City’s Engineering Department.

13.1.1 COLOUR OF FIRE HYDRANTS

    The colour coding and location of all fire hydrants or other Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
    connections shall be subject to the approval of the Fire Chief and the City Engineer.

13.1.2 CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE FLOW MARKINGS

     The hydrant bonnet colour markings for city hydrants shall be:

     Class AA - Light Blue - Rated capacity of 1,500 gpm (5,680 L/min)
     Class A - Green      - Rated capacity of 1,000-1,499 gpm (3,785-5,675 L/min)
     Class B - Orange     - Rated capacity of 500-999 gpm (1,900-3,780 L/min)
     Class C - Red        - Rated capacity of less than 500 gpm (1,900 L/min)

13.1.3 PRIVATE HYDRANTS

     (a) All private hydrants must conform to all standards set out in the BC Building Code.

     (b) The owner of every private hydrant shall not less than once a year have all
         components of the hydrant inspected, serviced and tested by a qualified technician
         and submitted to the Fire Department.

     (c) Owners/agents of hydrants located on private property and designated for fire fighting
         purposes shall service and maintain all hydrants annually so as to be capable of
         providing the flow and pressure of water for which they were designed. A copy of
         the service record must be submitted to the Fire Protective Services Division of the
         Port Coquitlam Fire Department

     (d) During construction, servicing or repairs the owner shall ensure that all fire hydrant
         conditions affecting fire safety such as fire hydrants temporarily out of service, low
         water volumes, pressures etc., are made known to Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
         immediately.

          If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket
          (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

13.2 FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTIONS

    Fire Department connections will be subject to Section 6 of the B.C. Fire Code. If not
    complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI
    fine is specified in Schedule 1.

13.3 FIRE HOSE

    No person shall stand, walk on, or drive over a charged fire department hose or be within 9
    metres of a charged hose line. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a
    Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.




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14.   EMERGENCY ACCESS

14.1 EMERGENCY ACCESS TO BULDINGS

      To allow for the access of emergency vehicles, all building access routes are to be
      unobstructed at all times. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a
      Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

14.2 DURING CONSTRUCTION PHASES

      All Fire Department access routes during construction phases are to be unobstructed and
      have a surface condition suitable for the access of emergency vehicles. If not complied
      with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is
      specified in Schedule 1.

14.3 SECURITY GATES

      Fire lane gates or other assemblies used to secure primary or secondary access routes must
      be approved by the Fire Department PRIOR to installation. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in
      Schedule 1.

14.4 SIGNAGE

      All Fire Department access routes to a building shall have “NO PARKING - FIRE LANE”
      signs permanently posted at each entrance and at intervals not less than 10 metres apart. If
      not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The
      MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

15.   FUEL DISPENSING STATIONS / UNDERGROUND TANKS

15.1 REGULATION

      No person shall operate a fuel dispensing station or install any storage tank or pump, or
      measuring device, used or intended to be used, for the purpose of dispensing flammable
      liquids or combustible liquids unless that person has a permit (attached as Appendix 4 to
      this bylaw) from Port Coquitlam Fire/Rescue.

15.2 APPLICATION

      Every application for a permit under Section 15.1 shall:

      (a)   state the name, address and telephone number of the applicant and contractor;
      (b)   the location of the proposed installation;
      (c)   be accompanied by two copies of specifications and scaled plans showing:
            i)     the location of storage tanks in to relation adjacent tanks, buildings, fuel
                   dispensing devices, property lines and fencing;
            ii) the location of all the major piping, valves, pumps and associated
                   appurtenances;
            iii) the location of the fuel dispensing system;
            iv) the location of existing and proposed buildings;
            v)     the size, capacity and use of the storage tanks to be installed;
            vi) the standard to which the storage tanks have been constructed;
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            vii) the type and trade names of the pumps and measuring devices to be installed;
      (d)   comply with all applicable bylaws and permit conditions set out and be accompanied
            by the fees prescribed in Schedule 1 of this Bylaw for Fuel Dispensing Stations /
            Underground Tank Permit.

15.3 AUTHORIZATION OF COVERAGE

      No person shall cover any storage tank, associated piping or appurtenances without first
      obtaining the Fire Chief’s'’ written authorization. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or
      designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

16.   PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES

16.1 TIMELINE OF PERMITS

      Any permit issued pursuant to this Bylaw authorizing work to be done shall be void and of
      no effect if the work is not commenced within the timeline stated at the time of the
      issuance of the permit.

16.2 LOCATION OF PERMIT

      A permit shall be valid only for the location for which the permit has been issued.

17.   PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT

17.1 VIOLATION OF BYLAW

      Every person who violates any provision of this Bylaw is guilty of an offense punishable on
      summary conviction and shall be liable to a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or to
      imprisonment for not more than six months, or to both.

17.2 ENDANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY-
     FLAMMABLE, COMBUSTIBLE, EXPLOSIVE OR ACCUMULATION

      Whenever any flammable, combustible or explosive material or any accumulation of waste
      materials or refuse of a nature liable to catch fire is situated as to endanger life or property,
      or to obstruct ingress or egress from a building, or where a condition exists which is
      considered by an Officer to be a fire hazard, the owner or occupant of the building or
      premises shall forthwith, on the order of the Officer, have such substance or accumulation
      or condition removed or otherwise dealt with as may be ordered or directed by the Officer.

17.3 ENDANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY – BUSINESS LICENSES

      Whenever any premises occupied by a business licensed by the City is in a hazardous
      condition with respect to fire, an Officer may, by written notice notify the licensee that the
      Officer protests against the issuance, renewal, or holding of such license and may state on
      such notice the reasons for such protest, and a true copy of such notice may be lodged with
      the License Inspector of the City.

17.4 POSTED NOTICE

      No person shall remove, alter, or deface any notice posted pursuant to this Bylaw. If not
      complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI
      fine is specified in Schedule 1.



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18.   UNDERGROUND PARKING AREAS

18.1 STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCTS

      Flammable and combustible products must not be stored in underground parkades unless
      contained in a room specifically designed for such storage. If not complied with, the Fire
      Chief or designate may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in
      Schedule 1.

18.2 ALTERATIONS - EXIT DOORS

      No person shall alter exit doors unless the alterations are reviewed and the Fire Protective
      Services Division gives authorization. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate
      may issue a Municipal Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

18.3 LOCKING DEVICES – EXIT DOORS

      Locking devices shall be installed on any required exit doors in accordance to the BC
      Building Code. If not complied with, the Fire Chief or designate may issue a Municipal
      Ticket (MTI). The MTI fine is specified in Schedule 1.

19.   REPEAL

19.1 The “City of Port Coquitlam Fire Prevention Bylaw, 1999, No 3221” is repealed and
     replaced by this bylaw 3351.


Read a first time by the Municipal Council this 10th day of June, 2002.

Read a second time by the Municipal Council this 10th day of June, 2002.

Read a third time by the Municipal Council this 10th day of June, 2002.

Reconsidered, finally passed, and adopted by the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the
City of Port Coquitlam this 24th day of June, 2002.




Mayor                                                        City Clerk


                      Bylaw No.                    Amended Sections                Date
                      3416                        6.2                      Oct 2003




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        SCHEDULE 1 – MTI FINES AND COST RECOVERY

      SECTION                     DESCRIPTION                   MTI       COST RECOVERY
                                                                FINE
3.13 Contamination &      Contamination and replacement of               Equipment replacement
     replacement of       damaged equipment, hazardous                   cost or acceptable
     Equipment            material, or dangerous goods.                  decontamination costs
                                                                         including taxes. Failure to
                                                                         pay results in costs being
                                                                         applied to the property tax
                                                                         of the owner, as approved
                                                                         by the Fire Chief.
3.14 Fire Investigation  Fee charged to any persons seeking              $100.00 plus GST per
     Information         information on fire investigations.             request.
     Requests By
     Insurance Adjusters
3.15 Fire Investigation   Fee charged where fire damage is               $500.00 per fire
     Fee Cost Recovery    in excess of $5,000.00.                        investigation invoiced to
                                                                         the owner/ insurance
                                                                         company.
4.1   Accumulation of     Failure to maintain property.        $100.00   Cost of removal by City
      Combustibles                                                       crews or provided
                                                                         contractor and invoiced to
                                                                         the property owner.
                                                                         Failure to pay results in
                                                                         costs being applied to the
                                                                         property taxes of the
                                                                         owner.
4.2   Accumulation of    Failure to remove daily               $100.00   Cost of removal by City
      Daily Combustibles combustibles.                                   crews or provided
                                                                         contractor and invoiced to
                                                                         the property owner.
                                                                         Failure to pay results in
                                                                         costs being applied to the
                                                                         property taxes of the
                                                                         owner.
4.3   Storage of          Failure to provide proper storage    $100.00
      Combustibles and    container.
      Materials
4.4 Fire Doors or Fire    Failure to maintain fire             $100.00
    Separation Devices    doors/separations.



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      SECTION                      DESCRIPTION                   MTI       COST RECOVERY
                                                                 FINE
4.5   Quantity & Storage   Excessive storage of                 $100.00
      of Flammable or      flammable/combustible liquids.
      Combustible
      Liquids


4.6   Refuse Containers    Failure to provide approved          $100.00
                           container or proper placement.
4.7   Signage for          Failure to post adequate no          $100.00
      Combustible          smoking signs.
      Liquids
4.8   Cleaning with        Cleaning with                        $100.00
      Combustible          combustible/flammable liquids.
      Liquids
4.10 Fire Extinguishers    Failure to provide approved          $100.00
                           portable fire extinguisher(s).
4.11 Service Station       Failure to provide trained           $100.00
     Attendants            employed person(s).
5.1   Open Air Burning     Unlawful burning without permit.     $100.00   Invoice the owner of the
      Regulations                                                         premises on which the fire
                                                                          occurs, for the cost
                                                                          incurred by the City to
                                                                          extinguish the fire.
                                                                          Any failure to pay results
                                                                          in costs being applied to
                                                                          the property tax of the
                                                                          owner.
5.3   Burning Permits      Failure to comply with permit        $100.00
                           conditions
5.4   Inspection Fees      Inspection for compliance of                   $25.00 (non-refundable)
                           permit.
6.1   Fireworks            Unlawful sale or discharge of        $100.00
      Regulations          firework materials.
6.2   Exemption to         Discharge in non-designated area.    $100.00
      Fireworks
      Regulations
6.3   Fireworks Permits    Failure to comply to permit          $100.00
                           conditions.
6.5   Age Requirements     Fireworks sales to person under 18   $100.00
                           years of age.

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      SECTION                       DESCRIPTION                     MTI       COST RECOVERY
                                                                    FINE
6.6   Firecrackers          Detonation or sales of firecrackers.   $100.00
6.7   Lighting of High      Detonation of high hazard              $100.00
      Hazard Fireworks      fireworks without permit.
6.7.1 High Hazard to     Failure to hold a valid certification     $100.00
      Movie Pyrotechnics for high hazard fireworks.
      Fireworks Permits
6.7.3 High Hazard           Review and administration of Fire                $150.00
      Fireworks Permit      Safety Plans
      Fee
6.7.6 Fire Protection at    Fee charged for providing fire                   Current fire equipment and
      Movie/TV              protection at movie or TV                        staffing cost recovery as
      Pyrotechnics          productions as required.                         approved by the Fire Chief.
7.5 Fee of Boardup          Default under Section 7.3 or 7.4 of              Cost of board-up by City
                            this bylaw, the City may recover                 crews or provided
                            the expenses incurred from the                   contractor and invoiced to
                            owner.                                           the property owner.
                                                                             Failure to pay results in
                                                                             costs being applied to the
                                                                             property taxes of the
                                                                             owner.
8.1   Failure to Provide    Failure to attend the business                   $75.00 per occurrence.
      Access for Fire       address to provide access for an                 Failure to pay results in
      Inspection            inspection.                                      costs being applied to the
                                                                             property tax of owner.

8.3   Obstruction           Failure to let Officer in for          $200.00
                            inspection.
8.6   Remedial Orders       Failure to correct deficiencies.       $100.00
9.2   Inspection Fee Cost   Fee charged after second inspection              $75.00 per occurrence.
      Recovery              during year.                                     Failure to pay results in
                                                                             costs being applied to the
                                                                             property tax of owner.
10.2 Failure to Provide     Failure to provide contact person                Fire crew & fire truck costs
     Contact Person         information will result in a charge              $400 per hour (minimum 1
     Information            being levied against the owner or                hour) per occurrence.
                            occupant for any standby time at a               Failure to pay results in
                            premise where an alarm has                       costs being applied to the
                            resulted and Port Coquitlam                      property tax of the owner.
                            Fire/Rescue Services.




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      SECTION                        DESCRIPTION                      MTI       COST RECOVERY
                                                                      FINE
10.3(a) Failure of Contact   Failure of contact person to arrive               Fire crew & fire truck costs
      Persons to Arrive      – standby time charge after initial               $400 per hour (minimum 1
                             45 minutes.                                       hour) per occurrence.
                                                                               Failure to pay results in
                                                                               costs being applied to the
                                                                               property tax of the owner.
11.1 Fire Safety Plan        Failure to submit Fire Safety Plan      $100.00
     Requirements            Requirements


11.1(b) Fire Safety Plan     Review of new fire safety plans for               $100.00 per occurrence.
      Review                 acceptance.
12.1 Maintenance of          Failure to maintain and test fire       $100.00
     Fire Alarm &            alarm and sprinkler systems in
     Sprinkler Systems       conformance with the B.C. Fire
                             Code Regulations.
12.3 Correction of           Failure to correct deficiencies         $100.00
     Deficiencies            immediately.
12.5 Cost Recovery for       Activation of alarm system.                       Invoice the owner/
     Failure to Notify       Failure to notify of testing, repair,             occupant of the premises to
                             maintenance, adjustment, or                       which on which the false
                             alteration.                                       alarm occurs, for the cost
                                                                               incurred by Port Coquitlam
                                                                               Fire/Rescue. Failure to
                                                                               pay results in costs being
                                                                               applied to the property tax
                                                                               of the owner.
13.1 (b) Hydrant             Failure to remove obstruction or                  Cost of removal by City
      Obstructions           provide one metre clearance                       crews or private contractor
                             around a fire hydrant.                            and invoiced to the
                                                                               property owner. Failure to
                                                                               pay results in costs being
                                                                               applied to the property
                                                                               taxes of the owner.
13.1.3 Private Hydrants      Failure to maintain, service, and       $100.00
                             test by qualified technician.
13.3 Fire Hose               Interference with charged or            $100.00
                             uncharged hose line.
14.1 Emergency Access        Blocked and/or obstructed fire          $100.00
     to Buildings            lanes or access routes.



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                                                                 FINE
14.2 During               Blocked access during                 $100.00
     Construction         construction.
     Phases
14.3 Security Gates       Failure to provide Fire Department    $100.00
                          access.
14.4 Signage              Failure to provide “No Parking in     $100.00
                          Fire Lane” sign(s).
15.2(d) Fuel Dispensing   Fee charged for inspection of                   $100.00 per occurrence.
      Station &           installation underground piping.
      Underground Tank
      Inspection
15.3 Authorization of     Failure to contact Fire Department    $100.00
     Coverage             for approval.
17.4 Posted Notice        Any person or persons who             $100.00
                          remove, deface, or alter posted
                          notice.
18.1 Storage of           No person(s) shall store flammable    $100.00
     Flammable &          or combustible products in
     Combustible          underground parkades unless
     Products             container is approved for storage.
18.2 Alterations - Exit   Alterations or blockage of required   $100.00
     Doors                exit doors.
18.3 Locking Devices -    Locking of required exit doors        $100.00
     Exit Doors           must meet requirements of B.C.
                          Fire Code.




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                              SECTION                PAGE


SECTION 1 - CITATION                                  1

1.     CITATION:                                      1



SECTION 2 - INTERPRETATION                            1

2.1    DEFINITIONS:                                   1
2.2    ADOPTION OF B.C. FIRE CODE 285/98:             4


SECTION 3 - PORT COQUITLAM FIRE/RESCUE OPERATIONS     4

3.1     ESTABLISHMENT                                 4
3.2     ADMINISTRATION                                4
3.3     FIRE SERVICES ACT                             4
3.4     FIRE CHIEF & OFFICERS                         4
3.5     ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEFS                         5
3.6     MANAGEMENT & CONTROL                          5
3.7     LIMITS OF JURISDICTION                        5
3.8     RULES AND REGULATIONS                         5
3.9     PREVENTION, CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT           5
3.10 DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS                          5
3.10.1 SPRINKLER SYSTEM OPERATIONS                    6
3.11 RIGHT TO ENTER                                   6
3.12    COMMANDEERING OF EQUIPMENT                    6
3.13    CONTAMINATION AND REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT    6
3.14    FIRE INVESTIGATION INFORMATION REQUESTS       6
        BY INSURANCE ADJUSTERS
3.15    FIRE INVESTIGATION FEE COST RECOVERY          6

SECTION 4 - FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS               7

4.1     ACCUMULATION OF COMBUSTIBLES                  7
4.2     ACCUMULATION OF DAILY COMBUSTIBLES            7
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4.3     STORAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS                   7
4.4     FIRE DOORS OR FIRE SEPARATION DEVICES              7
4.5     QUANTITY & STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE     7
        LIQUIDS
4.6     REFUSE CONTAINERS                                 7
4.7     SIGNAGE FOR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS                   8
4.8     CLEANING WITH COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS                 8
4.9     FUEL TANKS                                        8
4.10    FIRE EXTINGUISHERS                                8
4.11    SERVICE STATION ATTENDANTS                        8


SECTION 5 - OPEN AIR BURNING                              8

5.1     OPEN AIR BURNING REGULATIONS                      8
5.2     EXEMPTION TO OPEN AIR BURNING REGULATIONS         8
5.2.1   FIRE DEPARTMENT                                   8
5.2.2   OUTDOOR COOKING                                   9
5.2.3   A1 AGRICULTURAL                                   9
5.2.4   CAMPFIRES                                          9
5.3     BURNING PERMITS                                   9
5.4     INSPECTION FEES                                   10
5.5     SUSPENSION OF BURNING                             10


SECTION 6 - FIREWORKS                                     10

6.1   FIREWORKS REGULATIONS                               10
6.2   EXEMPTION TO FIREWORKS REGULATIONS                  10
6.3   FIREWORKS PERMITS                                   10
6.4   FIREWORKS SALES INSPECTION FEE                      11
6.5   AGE REQUIREMENTS                                    11
6.6   FIRECRACKERS                                        11
6.7   LIGHTING OF HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS                   11
6.7.1 HIGH HAZARD AND MOVIE PYROTECHNICS FIREWORKS        11
      PERMITS
6.7.2 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS                                 12
6.7.3 HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS PERMIT FEE                    12
6.7.4 APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS                              12
6.7.5 SALE OF ANY HIGH HAZARD FIREWORKS                   12
6.7.6 FIRE PROTECTION AT MOVIE/TV PYROTECHNICS            12
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SECTION 7 - SECURING VACANT PREMISES                   12

7.1   REQUIREMENT OF OWNER                             12
7.2   REQUIREMENT BY OFFICER                           13
7.3   NON-COMPLIANCE BY OWNER                          13
7.4   ORDER FOR SECURITY                               13
7.5   FEE OF BOARDUP                                   13


SECTION 8- INSPECTION OF PREMISES                      13

8.1   FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACCESS FOR FIRE INSPECTION    13
8.2   AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER                           13
8.3   OBSTRUCTION                                      14
8.4   PROVISION OF INFORMATION                         14
8.5   FALSE INFORMATION                                14
8.6   REMEDIAL ORDERS                                  14
8.7   DATING OF ORDERS                                 14


SECTION 9 - FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS                   14

9.1   TABLE OF OCCUPANCY & FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS    14
9.2   INSPECTION FEE COST RECOVERY                     15



SECTION 10 - REFERENCE REQUIREMENTS                    16

10.1 OCCUPANCY REFERENCE REQUIREMENTS                  16
10.2 FAILURE TO PROVIDE CONTACT PERSON INFORMATION     16
10.3 RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTACT PERSONS                 16
10.3(a)   FAILURE OF CONTACT PERSONS TO ARRIVE         16
10.3(b)   CONTACT PERSON AT A FIRE INCIDENT            16
10.4 CHANGES TO DESIGNATED CONTACT PERSONS             16
10.5 FULL ACCESS FOR CONTACT PERSONS                   16




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SECTION 11 - FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE ACCESS REQUIREMENTS    17

11.1     FIRE SAFETY PLAN REQUIREMENTS                       17

11.2     LOCK BOXES                                          17
11.3     ADDRESSING OF OCCUPANCIES                           17
11.3.1   SIZING OF ADDRESSES                                 17
11.3.2   COLOUR OF ADDRESS LETTERING                         17



SECTION 12 - FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM ACTIVATION      18

12.1     MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS     18
12.2     RETAINMENT OF RECORDS                               18
12.3     CORRECTION OF DEFICIENCIES                          18
12.4     NOTIFICATION OF TESTING                             18
12.5     COST RECOVERY FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY                 18



SECTION 13 - HYDRANTS AND STANDPIPES                         18

13.1     HYDRANTS                                            18
13.1.1   COLOUR OF FIRE HYDRANTS                             19
13.1.2   CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE FLOW MARKINGS                19
13.1.3   PRIVATE HYDRANTS                                    19
13.2     FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTIONS                         19
13.3     FIRE HOSE                                           19


SECTION 14 - EMERGENCY ACCESS                                20

14.1     EMERGENCY ACCESS TO BULDINGS                        20
14.2     DURING CONSTRUCTION PHASES                          20
14.3     SECURITY GATES                                      20
14.4     SIGNAGE                                             20




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SECTION 15 – FUEL DISPENSING STATIONS / UNDERGROUND TANKS    20

15.1   REGULATION                                            20
15.2   APPLICATION                                           20
15.3   AUTHORIZATION OF COVERAGE                             21


SECTION 16 - PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES                      21

16.1   TIMELINE OF PERMITS                                   21
16.2   LOCATION OF PERMIT                                    21
16.3   PAYMENT                                               21


SECTION 17 - PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT                       21

17.1   VIOLATION OF BYLAW                                    21
17.2   ENDANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY-                        21
       FLAMMABLE, COMBUSTIBLE, EXPLOSIVE OR ACCUMULATION
17.3   ENDANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY – BUSINESS LICENSES     21
17.4   POSTED NOTICE                                         21


SECTION 18 - UNDERGROUND PARKING AREAS                       22

18.1   STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCTS         22
18.2   ALTERATIONS - EXIT DOORS                              22
18.3   LOCKING DEVICES – EXIT DOORS                          22


SECTION 19 - REPEAL                                          22

SCHEDULE 1 MTI FINES AND COST RECOVERY                       23

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