It is the mandate of the Charlottetown Fire Prevention Office to conduct inspections in various types of occupancies throughout the city.
Fire inspections are conducted to ensure the safety of people within the building. The fire department conducts inspections according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The authority to conduct such inspections is sanctioned by the City of Charlottetown Fire Prevention Bylaw Part VI “the authority having jurisdiction is authorized to enforce the provisions of this bylaw and adopted codes”.
During the course of any given year, the Fire Prevention Office will complete inspections involving an array of different occupancies. Inspections can be done upon request, complaint generated, plan reviews, after a fire. When conducting inspections the AHJ may be required to reference several Codes in order to bring the non conforming building into compliance with the applicable codes. As a result the City of Charlottetown has adopted the following standards in accordance with the Fire Prevention Bylaw Part V, Section 5.1.
During inspections the following steps can occur.
1) Once an inspection has been completed of your building and fire code violations have been identified a hazard compliance order will be given to the owner/occupant of the building.
2) Included in this hazard compliance order is a list of fire code violations and a pre-set date as to when the violations shall be corrected.
3) On or about that date, a re-inspection will be conducted to determine if the necessary corrections have been completed.
4) Should the re-inspection reveal the corrections have not been made, the provisions of the Fire Prevention Bylaw Part VI can be enforced and the person is guilty of a summary conviction to a fine in the amount not less then $100.00 and not more then $2000.00 for each offence.