Over the past several months, a few Calgary based dealerships have been charged by the Calgary Fire Department Enforcement and Compliance Team for failing to verify the Fire Safety companies employee credentials when having their maintenance inspections on lifesaving equipment such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire alarm systems.

Simply hiring a licensed fire safety inspection company and assuming that the employees they send to perform the work at your dealership is not adequate on your part.

YOU MUST CHECK THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE COMPANY AND THE EMPLOYEES THEY SEND TO YOUR DEALERSHIP TO COMPLY WITH THE FIRE CODE LEGISLATION.  FAILURE TO VERIFY CAN RESULT IN FINES UP TO $100,000.00 PER BUSINESS.

Please click here for the procedures you must follow regarding required qualifications to install and maintain life safety equipment.

Please share this information with those responsible for fire safety inspections in your dealership.