STANDPIPES, SPRINKLERS AND PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
40. (1) In a high-rise hotel, all subsidiary occupancies
located below floors that have sleeping accommodation shall,
unless otherwise approved, be protected by,
(a) an approved automatic sprinkler
(b) an approved smoke control system
designed to limit smoke spread from the subsidiary occupancy
floor areas to the floor areas that have sleeping accommodation.
(2) Every high-rise hotel shall be made to comply
with subsection (1) on or before the 1st day of June, 1987.
41. A standpipe and hose system shall be installed
in every hotel or addition to a hotel four or more storeys
in height that is constructed after the 1st day of September,
42. (1) A standpipe and hose system in a hotel
shall be provided with hose stations for the connection
of 37mm or other approved hose, and hose stations shall,
(a) be located so that all areas in
(i) are protected by a
hose station on the same storey or in the same basement,
as the case may be, and
(ii) can be reached by
a hose stream and are within 6m of a hose nozzle when the
hose is extended;
(b) be provided with a 37mm or other
appropriate hose valve;
(c) be equipped with not more than
23m of 37mm or other appropriate hose on a hose rack, unless
(d) have the hose attached, ready for
use at all times and equipped with a shut off combination
fog and straight stream nozzle;
(e) be within easy reach of a person
standing on the floor, with the hose valve connection located
no more than 1.5m from the floor; and
(f) shall be located,
(i) in corridors where
(ii) in hose cabinets.
(2) Despite subclause (1)(a)(i), a penthouse may
be protected by a hose station located in the storey below.
(3) A standpipe and hose system in a hotel shall,
(a) have an adequate water supply capable
of producing a stream of at least 6m from hose nozzles at
the highest fire hose outlet; and
(b) be served by at least one siamese
fire department connection located on the outside of the
building adjacent to a street, readily accessible to the
fire department for the attachment of hose, unless otherwise
43. Hose cabinets required under section 42 shall
(a) of sufficient size to accommodate
hose, hose rack, hose valve, and a fire extinguisher;
(b) conspicuously identified, by lettering
at least 50mm high or by the provision of a sufficiently
large glass panel in the door to ensure that the equipment
in the cabinet is readily visible;
(c) equipped with a door without locks,
constructed to open easily, unless otherwise approved; and
(d) so located that the door, when
open, will not obstruct any doorway.
PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
44. Portable fire extinguishers installed in a
hotel shall be listed and rated by the Underwriters' Laboratories
of Canada, unless otherwise approved.
45. (1) Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed
in the areas specified in Column 1 of Table 3 and shall
have at least the fire extinguisher rating shown opposite
the relevant area in Column 2 of the Table.
(2) A portable fire extinguisher with a rating
of 8-B,C that is installed in a hotel before the 1st day
of September, 1971 is acceptable where an extinguisher with
a rating of 10-B,C would otherwise be required.
(3) Portable fire extinguishers installed to protect
commercial cooking equipment with automatic fixed extinguishing
systems shall be of the alkaline dry chemical type with
a sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate base.