National Fire Code
- Activities related to construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities
- The condition of specific elements of buildings and facilities
- The design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards.
- Protection measures for the current tor intended use of buildings.
- Fire protection of buildings and facilities
Relationship between the National Building Code and the National Fire Code
The National Building Code (NBC) and National Fire Code (NFC) each contain provisions that deal with the safety of persons in buildings in the event of a fire and the protection of buildings and other types of facilities besides buildings from the effects of fire. These two National Model Codes are developed as complementary and coordinated documents to minimize the possibility of their containing conflicting provisions. It is expected that buildings comply with both the NBC and the NFC. The NBC generally applies at the time of construction and reconstruction while the NFC applies to the operation and maintenance of the fire-related features of buildings in use.
The national codes can be purchased online at www.nrc.gc.ca/virtualstore, or by downloading the codes order form at www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/publications/ordering-information.html and faxing it to 1-613-952-7673. You can also call the Publication Sales Department at 1-800-672-7990.
Not yet. The 2015 National Fire Code is a model code which has not yet been adopted for use in Manitoba. The Office of the Fire Commissioner, Province of Manitoba, is responsible for adoption of the NFC. Information on current Code adoption can be found in the "Codes and Standards" section of www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca/codes.html, or by phone at 204-945-3322 or 1-800-282-8069.