Fire Inspections

The Planning District shall administer the Manitoba Fire Code and associated regulations on behalf of its member municipalities requesting this service.

Types of buildings requiring fire inspections include:

Every 12 months (Annual) Inspections:

  • Daycares
  • Personal Care Homes
  • Elderly Persons Housing
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Hospitals

Every 36 months (3-year) Inspections:

  • Public and private schools
  • Licensed premises
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Recreation centres (arenas, curling rink, community club, etc.)
  • Restaurants located in a building that contains 1 or more dwelling units.

Every 24 months (2-year) Inspections:

High hazard occupancies - F1 occupancy classification

  • Dust producing activities
    • Grain elevators
    • Air drying and heating seed
    • Seed cleaning
    • Husking, pulverizing, crushing and milling seed
    • Cereal mills
    • Feed mills
    • Flour Mills
    • Bakery plants
  • Wood operations
    • Logs to wood products
    • Paper processing plants
    • Furniture and cabinet manufacturing
    • Window and door frame plants
    • Manufactured homes
    • Truss and glulam plants
  • Bulk plants for flammable liquids
  • Bulk storage warehouses for hazardous substances
  • Distilleries
  • Spray painting operations
  • Chemical manufacturing/processing
  • Mattress factories
  • Dry cleaning plant
  • Lacquer factories
  • Rubber processing plants
  • Waste paper processing plants
  • Paint, varnish and pyroxylin product factories

Inspections will be billed after the initial inspection as per the MWPD Fee Schedule By-Law.

The Mid-West Planning Board has decided that our fire inspectors will not handle hospital inspections. Those will need to be contracted out.

If you have a private business that falls into one of the types of buildings/businesses that require an inspection, please contact us to get on the inspection list.