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News and Recall


Changes to the Ontario Fire Code include the replacement of obsolete portable fire extinguishers.  Those considered obsolete are dry chemical extinguishers manufactured from 1985 and earlier as well as pressurized water
extinguishers manufactured from 1972 and earlier. 

 PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE 1997 OFC

PROPOSED CHANGE –

OFC ref. No.

6.2.7.1.

Corresponding NFC Proposed Change

NFC-6.2.

description of

proposed change


Replace existing Article to insert a new Sentence (2) which recognizes NFPA 10 as a means of complying with the inspection requirements for portable fire extinguishers.

existing ofc provisions

6.2.7.1. 
Maintenance and testing of portable extinguishers shall be in conformance with NFPA 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers”.

proposed ofc change

6.2.7.1.(1) 
Maintenance and testing of portable extinguishers shall be in conformance with NFPA 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers”.

(2) 

Portable extinguishers that are inspected in conformance with NFPA 10, “Portable Fire Extinguishers” shall be deemed to satisfy the inspection requirements of this Subsection.

PROBLEM

See rationale.

RATIONALE FOR CHANGE


This change corresponds to a technical change being proposed to the National Fire Code and is presented here for possible adoption into the Ontario Fire Code as part of the code harmonization
initiative.  The change may have been edited to reflect the Ontario Fire Code context.

The Fire Code should recognize the current standard as an acceptable method of compliance for inspection, testing and maintenance.

IMPACT

None.  Provides an alternative method of compliance.

objective based analysis of the change or new provision

Functional STATEMENT(s) and LINK(s) to OBJECTIVE(s)

(1)

F82 – To minimize the risk of inadequate performance due to improper maintenance or
lack of maintenance.  [OS1.2, OS3.1, OS3.2, OS3.3, OS3.4]

(2)

N/A 



As a distributor of Strike First Corp. fire extinguishers  we would like to make all of our clients aware of the voluntary safety recall on certain makes and models of their products.  These products on recall
will be replaced at no cost to our clients during our regular yearly inspections.  Below is a list of those affected


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