Fire Code Enforcement

The Niagara Falls Fire Department takes the enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and all of its regulations very seriously and has adopted a Zero Tolerance approach to violations of the Ontario Fire Code. It is the responsibility of a property owner to ensure that all applicable regulations and statutes are complied with. Property owners who fail to ensure that their properties meet the minimum standards of fire and life safety will be charged under the Provincial Offences Act and are subject to penalties as outlined in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. These fines can be up to $50,000 for an individual or imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both, or $100,000 for a corporation.