Fire Inspections

The Planning District shall administer the Manitoba Fire Code and associated regulations on behalf of its member municipalities. Our Fire Safety Inspections include reviewing and inspecting the whole building and all its protection equipment and systems. We do not do specific equipment testing. The areas we review/inspect include but are not limited to:

  • Exterior of the building
  • Exits
  • Ensuring correct equipment in place and is tested by certified professionals
  • Mechanical rooms and equipment
  • Housekeeping and storage
  • Fire separations
  • Occupant safety
  • Interior finishes
  • Electrical
  • Emergency Planning
  • Records Management

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.