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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Fire Safety Inspections


Fire Prevention Officers conduct inspections on all occupancies within the city of Winnipeg with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings. Since 2007 the province has mandated inspections for various occupancies at scheduled intervals. The Fire Prevention By-law also requires various scheduled occupancy inspections and some scheduled inspections are resulting from City Council decisions and may not be included in the Fire Prevention By-law.

Provincially mandated inspections conducted by Winnipeg Fire Prevention Officers:

Annual:
  • Elderly Person's Housing or Hostels
  • Personal Care Homes
  • Child Care Centres
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
Every Three Years:
  • Licenced premise as defined in the Liquor Control Act
  • Private & public schools including Universities & Colleges
  • Recreation Centres including Arenas, Community Clubs & Curling Rinks
  • Hotels and motels
  • Restaurants located in residential buildings
Fire Prevention Inspections conducted as required; not scheduled:
  • Complaints
  • Construction site inspections of commercial and multi-family buildings
  • Licence inspections required by the Licensing Branch of Planning Property and Development
  • Life safety test inspections for new buildings prior to occupancy
  • Occupancy inspections for new building prior to occupancy
  • Post fire inspections
  • Requested inspections (for a fee) Release for Inspection Form
  • Miscellaneous, special events and tent inspections
  • Illegal use of occupancies (e.g. rooming house)
  • Fireworks, pyrotechnic and flame effect site inspections
  • Fireworks distribution occupancy inspections

Fire Prevention Scheduled Inspections:

Annually:
  • Converted Residential Dwellings with shared facilities
  • F1 High hazard industrial occupancy
  • Food trucks / trailers, food carts, commissaries
Every 30 Months:
  • Converted Residential Dwellings
Every Three Years:
  • F2 Medium hazard industrial occupancies
Every Five Years:
  • F3 Low hazard industrial occupancies


Fire Inspection Fees and Service Rates


Last update: May 26, 2017