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The National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC) sets out the technical provisions regulating activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities, the condition of specific elements of buildings and facilities, and the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards as well as the protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings. The most significant changes relate to the construction of six-storey buildings using combustible construction. As a result, eight additional protection measures have been added to address fire hazards during construction when fire protection features are not yet in place. The NFC 2015 has been re-organized to consolidate relevant information. The NFC 2015 complements the National Building Code of Canada 2015. Both must be considered when constructing, renovating or maintaining buildings.
The National Fire Code of Canada 2015, together with the National Building Code of Canada 2015, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017 and the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015, is an objective-based National Model Code that can be adopted by provincial and territorial governments. Codes Canada are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC).
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments have the authority to enact legislation that regulates the following activities within their jurisdictions:
• activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities
• the condition of specific elements of buildings and facilities
• the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards
• protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings
This legislation may include the adoption of the National Fire Code (NFC) without change or with modifications to suit local needs, and the enactment of other laws and regulations related to these activities, including the requirements for professional involvement.
The NFC is a model code in the sense that it helps promote consistency among provincial and territorial fire codes. Persons involved in the operation of buildings or facilities should consult the provincial or territorial government concerned to find out which fire code is applicable.
This edition of the NFC succeeds the 2010 edition.
National Fire Code of Canada 2010
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