Vulnerable Occupancy Inspections

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Importance


A directive from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (OFM) requires fire departments to conduct annual inspections and fire drills in all vulnerable occupancies within their municipality.

A vulnerable occupancy is defined as a care occupancy (where special care is provided by a facility to its residents), care and treatment occupancy or retirement home.

Story behind the numbers


Fire Prevention staff conducts inspections of vulnerable occupancies to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. In addition, Fire Prevention staff ensures compliance with the approved fire safety plan for the facility and that staff understand their responsibilities and actions during a fire emergency.

Performance improvements


These numbers identify compliance with the OFM directive and identify the number of vulnerable occupancy residents whose homes comply with the Ontario Fire Code. The numbers also identify the continued training of staff working in vulnerable occupancies in compliance with the OFM directive.


Source: Hamilton Fire Department, extracted February, 2018

Source: Hamilton Fire Department, extracted February, 2018

Annual number of inspections and occupants affected

Annual number of inspections and occupants affected (reported quarterly)

Year Total Occupancies Number of Occupants Total Inspections % Completion
2016 119 6593 119 100
2017 119 6593 119 100