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Administrative Penalty under FPERA

The Office of the Fire Commissioner has released a bulletin to inform local authorities and local assistants of the process involved in requesting consideration for the Fire Commissioner to impose an administrative penalty, under section 15.1(1) of The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act (FPERA),on a person who has been non-compliant with addressing an order issued by a local assistant or a designate. Read OFC 16 - 003 Administrative Penalties.


Building Code Requirements for Life Safety

Delegation of Authority

This bulletin is to inform local authorities, local assistants and individuals delegated authority by the local assistant under section 23(3) of The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act (FPERA), that the appointment of any person to the position of local assistant, or those delegated authority by the local assistant, and operating within the provisions of the FPERA, is under the direction and supervision of the local authority. OFC16 - 002 Bulletin Appendix A & B

Fire Code

  • Smoke Detector Sensitivity Testing – Alternative Solution The Office of the Fire Commissioner has endorsed an alternative solution to meet the requirements of Article of the Manitoba Fire Code MR 155/2011. (View Bulletin OFC14-001)
  • CO Detector/Alarms for Homes and Small Buildings - (View Bulletin OFC_18_011)

Provincial Fire Protection Plan - I am pleased to present the Manitoba Provincial Fire Protection Plan. This four-year plan was compiled by a
dedicated group of stakeholders who share the common vision of ensuring that municipalities and the Manitoba Fire Service remain strong and well positioned to collectively meet the challenges of the future. (Click to view complete Manitioba Provincial Fire Protection Plan pdf booklet)

Temporary Traffic Control Procedures

Safe work procedures for temporary traffic control must be developed and put in place by the employer, and firefighters must be trained to follow these procedures. Read bulletin - OFC WS&H No. 265