Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1422)

Regulations are current to 2016-11-21 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Passenger and Crew Spaces

  •  (1) Every Class B ship shall be provided with appliances whereby a powerful jet of water can be rapidly directed upon any part of the passenger and crew spaces.

  • (2) Every Class B ship shall be provided

    • (a) with at least one 9 L fluid fire extinguisher in each of the passenger and crew spaces on or above the main deck so that there will be at least one such extinguisher for each 15 m in length or fraction thereof of such spaces; and

    • (b) with at least two 9 L fluid fire extinguishers in each of the passenger and crew spaces below the main deck so that there will be at least two such extinguishers for each 15 m in length or fraction thereof of such spaces.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 23.

Vehicle Decks

  •  (1) Every Class B ship engaged in the carriage of vehicles shall be provided

    • (a) with appliances whereby a powerful jet of water can be rapidly directed upon any part of the vehicle deck; and

    • (b) on the vehicle deck with one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, and one additional such fire extinguisher for each 138 m2 of deck area or fraction thereof.

  • (2) Every Class B ship over 22.9 m in length that is engaged in the carriage of vehicles shall be provided on the vehicle deck with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 24.

Lamp Rooms, Paint Lockers and Similar Compartments

 Every Class B ship shall be provided with at least one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, at all lamp rooms, paint lockers or similar compartments.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 25.

Cargo Spaces and Store Rooms

 Every Class B ship shall be provided with apparatus whereby a powerful jet of water can be rapidly directed into any store room or cargo space.

Galleys

 Every Class B ship shall be provided in each galley with at least one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 26.

Spaces Fitted with Oil-fired Domestic Boilers or Oil-fired Domestic Heating Units

 Every Class B ship having spaces fitted with automatically controlled oil-fired domestic boilers or automatically controlled oil-fired domestic heating units shall be provided in such spaces

  • (a) with a receptacle containing an adequate quantity of sand or other dry material suitable for quenching oil fires and a scoop for distributing the material; and

  • (b) with one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, when the number of burners does not exceed two; and with one additional fire extinguisher for each additional burner when more than two burners are fitted; but in no case need there be more than four such extinguishers.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 27.

Machinery Space — General

  •  (1) Every Class B ship propelled by steam and having auxiliary motor machinery shall carry in the space containing such machinery one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, for every 746 kW of the auxiliary motor machinery or fraction thereof.

  • (2) Every Class B ship propelled by internal combustion engines and having auxiliary motor machinery in a space separate from the main machinery, shall carry in such space one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, for every 746 kW of the auxiliary motor machinery or fraction thereof.

  • (3) Every Class B ship having oil-fired domestic boilers or oil-fired domestic heating units in the machinery space shall be provided in such space with fire-extinguishing equipment as prescribed in section 45.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 28.

Machinery Spaces — Ships Fitted with Main or Auxiliary Oil-fired Boilers

 Every Class B ship fitted with main or auxiliary oil-fired boilers, shall be provided in the machinery spaces

  • (a) in the case of ships over 22.9 m in length, with at least one fire hydrant and fire hose with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil;

  • (b) in the case of ships over 15.2 m but not over 22.9 m in length, with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil by means of the fire hose referred to in subsection 48(1);

  • (c) in each firing space with a receptacle containing an adequate quantity of sand or other dry material suitable for quenching oil fires and a scoop for distributing the material;

  • (d) in each boiler room and in each machinery space that contains the whole or part of the oil fuel installation, with two 9 L foam fire extinguishers or two equivalent fire extinguishers as set forth in Schedule IV;

  • (e) in the case of ships over 22.9 m in length, with one foam fire extinguisher of at least 135 L capacity with hose suitable for reaching every part of the boiler room and of any space that contains the oil fuel installation, or an equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV; and

  • (f) in the case of ships not over 22.9 m in length, with one foam fire extinguisher of at least 45 L capacity with hose suitable for reaching every part of the boiler room and of any space that contains the oil fuel installation, or an equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 29.

Engine Rooms in Motor Ships

  •  (1) Every Class B ship propelled by internal combustion engines shall be provided in the compartment containing the machinery

    • (a) in the case of ships over 22.9 m in length, with at least one fire hydrant and fire hose with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil;

    • (b) in the case of ships over 15.2 m but not over 22.9 m in length, with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil by means of the fire hose referred to in subsection 48(1);

    • (c) with one 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, for each 746 kW of the machinery or fraction thereof, but in no case need there be more than six such extinguishers and in no case shall there be less than two extinguishers in any ship;

    • (d) in the case of ships over 30.5 m in length, with one foam fire extinguisher of at least 45 L capacity, or one equivalent fire extinguisher, as set forth in Schedule IV; and

    • (e) in the case of ships over 22.9 m in length, but not over 30.5 m in length, with one foam fire extinguisher of at least 22.5 L capacity, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV.

  • (2) Every Class B ship over 15.2 m in length, which uses fuel having a flashpoint (Pensky Marten, closed-cup) of less than 52°C for main or auxiliary purposes, shall, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), be provided in the machinery spaces where such units are used with a permanent piping system for the discharge of smothering gas; the volume of free gas to be provided shall be at least equal to 40 per cent of the total volume of the space (see Schedule III).

  • (3) Every Class B ship propelled by internal combustion engines and having an auxiliary oil-fired boiler shall, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), comply with the requirements of section 45, but if the net area beneath the boiler enclosed by coamings is 9.3 m2 or less, the fire extinguishing equipment required by paragraphs 45(d), (e) and (f) need not be additional to similar extinguishers already provided in the space.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 30.
  •  (1) Every Class B ship propelled by internal combustion machinery shall, in the compartment containing that machinery, be provided with

    • (a) in the case of a ship over 24.4 m in length, at least one fire hydrant and a fire hose with a dual-purpose nozzle capable of delivering a solid stream or a spray and incorporating a shut-off;

    • (b) in the case of a ship over 15.2 m but not over 24.4 m in length, a dual-purpose nozzle capable of delivering a solid stream or a spray and incorporating a shut-off, when used with the fire hose referred to in subsection 48(1);

    • (c) in the case of a ship over 24.4 m in length, at least one foam fire extinguisher of not less than 45 L capacity or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set out in Schedule IV; and

    • (d) one foam fire extinguisher of not less than 9 L capacity or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set out in Schedule IV, for each 746 kW of the machinery or part thereof, but the total number of fire extinguishers provided pursuant to this paragraph shall be not less than two and need not exceed six.

  • (2) Every Class B ship over 15.2 m in length in which internal combustion machinery

    • (a) is used for main propulsion, or

    • (b) is used for any other purpose and has in the aggregate a total power of not less than 373 kW,

    shall, in the compartment containing that machinery, be provided with one of the following fixed for extinguishing systems that complies with the requirements set out in Schedule III:

    • (c) a foam system;

    • (d) a high expansion foam system;

    • (e) a gas system; or

    • (f) a pressure water-spraying system.

  • (3) Every Class B ship propelled by internal combustion machinery and having an auxiliary oil-fired boiler situated in the compartment containing the machinery shall, in addition to the requirements of subsections (1) and (2), be provided with at least one foam fire extinguisher of not less than 9 L capacity or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set out in Schedule IV suitably stowed in the vicinity of the boiler.

  • SOR/78-3, s. 3;
  • SOR/81-738, s. 31.
 
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