The department works hard in educating the public on how to prevent potentially harmful fires and how to take precautions when dealing with emergency situations. This is achieved by conducting annual inspections on existing commercial business and providing various educational sessions for schools, business, youth groups and social service groups.
Nationally, six in ten structure fires are residential in nature, one-third of residential fires are initiated by cooking equipment. Cooking equipment is the leading cause of fires followed by smoker’s equipment/open flame as the second leading cause. Please browse around the Fire Prevention section to learn more.
Fire Life Safety Inspections
Making sure buildings are free from hazards isn’t just common sense – it’s the law. As building owners and commercial tenants you have a responsibility to fulfill certain requirements under the BC Fire Code.
Regularly scheduled inspections ensure that commercial, industrial, public assembly buildings and residential occupancies are compliant with the BC Fire Code. Some of the things we are checking for are:
• Condition of the fire safety equipment (Fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems).
• Fire hazards,
• Life safety issues, and
• Access for fire fighting
To help you understand your responsibilities we have created some basic guidelines for you to reference below. Review the guideline that pertains to your building usage and prepare for your next annual inspections.
The Lillooet Fire Department feels that educating our community, especially our youth and at risk community members is the best to reduce the incidence of fire. Below we have compiled a list of the most common fire and life safety issues, please take some time to educate yourself.