What is a Fire Safety Plan?

A fire safety plan is required by all North American national, state and provincial fire codes based on building use or occupancy types. Usually, the owner of a building is responsible for the creation and placement of a fire safety plan. After the plan has been prepared, it must be submitted to the Chief Fire Official or authority having jurisdiction for approval. Once approved, the owner is responsible for implementing the fire safety plan and training all staff in their duties. It is also the owner’s responsibility to ensure that all visitors and staff are informed of what to do in case of fire. During a fire emergency, a copy of the approved fire safety plan must be available for the responding fire departments use.