Fire Safety and Inspection Information

Fire Safety General Information

Part of the role of the City's Fire Department is to provide education and resources to the community in order to promote fire safety and prevent potential fires. During Fire Prevention Week and throughout the year, our staff work to provide education at the local School District, as well as to seniors through community outreach. In addition, we conduct over 1000 building inspections for fire safety every year to ensure that businesses and multi-family residences are safe. See below for additional information on regulations for businesses. 

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. 
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape lan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Information for Businesses

Other than private family dwellings, all buildings in the City of Prince Rupert are subject to fire inspections and are responsible for meeting certain standards under the BC Fire Code. Fire inspection guidelines for the different types of building occupancies are available below 

Fire Safety Guidelines 

The City's Fire Department has the following generic guidelines that are provided to all business and commercial property owners to help guide you in understanding and complying with fire safety regulations.

The following are specific guidelines that lay out the rules in place for specific industries.