A Fort William Road business was issued a ticket from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue this week for failing to maintain extinguisher maintenance records. The ticket carried a fine of $235 stemming from a business license inspection done by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Businesses are responsible for keeping maintenance records for each portable fire extinguisher they have.

“Other fire code violations were noted at this business, and inspection orders were issued to correct them,” said Division Chief of Fire Prevention Eric Nordlund. “Business owners can expect charges under the Provincial Offences Act, in addition to Inspection Orders, when reasonable steps were not taken to be compliant with fire and life safety regulations.”

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents that every building owner, business owner, or homeowner is responsible for the installation and maintenance of any required fire safety equipment within their buildings.


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Contact: Anthony Stokaluk, Public Education Officer – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2802 (office), 631-7033(cell) or astokaluk@thunderbay.ca