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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Vehicle Decks

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

    • (a) with appliances whereby at least two powerful jets of water can be rapidly and simultaneously directed upon any part of the vehicle decks when all watertight doors and all doors in bulkheads constructed in accordance with the Hull Construction Regulations are closed; and

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

  • (2) Every hydrant on a vehicle deck shall be provided with an approved fog nozzle or applicator suitable for spraying water on oil.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 8.

Galleys

 Every Class A 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, for each 230 m2 of deck area or fraction thereof of such spaces.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 9.

Motion Pictures

 Every Class A ship using flammable film for motion pictures shall have fire protection arrangements as prescribed in the Hull Construction Regulations, and when a motion picture is being shown there shall be provided at the cabinet, or at each projector that is not enclosed in a cabinet, a 9 L foam fire extinguisher, or one equivalent fire extinguisher as set forth in Schedule IV, and an approved smothering blanket.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 9.

Cargo Spaces and Store Rooms

  •  (1) Every Class A ship shall be provided with appliances whereby at least two powerful jets of water can be rapidly and simultaneously directed into any cargo space or storeroom.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), every Class A ship of 1,000 tons, gross tonnage, or over, shall be provided with appliances whereby fire-smothering gas can be rapidly conveyed by a permanent piping system into any compartment for the carriage of cargo and the volume of free gas shall be at least equal to 30 per cent of the gross volume of the largest hold in the ship that is capable of being effectively closed, except that steam may be substituted for smothering gas in any ship in which there are available boilers capable of generating 1 kg of steam per hour for each 0.75 m3 of the gross volume of the largest hold in the ship.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to any ship engaged on voyages of not over 48 hours duration, if the cargo holds are opened within that time to discharge or receive cargo.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 10.

Lamp Rooms, Paint Lockers and Similar Compartments

 Every Class A ship shall be provided with appliances whereby fire-smothering gas or steam can be rapidly conveyed into all lamp rooms, paint lockers and similar compartments by a permanent piping system that shall be constructed in accordance with Schedule III to these Regulations but, where C02 gas is the smothering medium, the quantity shall be at least equal to 40 per cent of the volume of the space protected.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 11.