Standards are referenced throughout the Ontario Fire Code. It is important to understand that different versions of the standards are referenced. For example, the Ontario Fire Code references NFPA 10 - Portable Fire Extinguishers but the reference is NFPA 10-2010 which calls all requirements in the 2010 version of the standard into the legislation and as a result all requirements of the 2010 version are fully enforceable by an inspector.
Beware when purchasing fire safety equipment requiring standards. Purchasing off-shore equipment from a unknown source may result in false standard compliance as the item has not been approved for use in North America. If you come across a item with suspect origin, contact NBFES, discontinue use and purchase a replacement from a reputable seller.
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