NWT Fire Prevention Act & Regulations are under review

 

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is reviewing the Northwest Territories' Fire Prevention Act and Fire Prevention Regulations and they recently conducted consultation.

According to MACA's webpage, "through this comprehensive review of the FPA, MACA has the opportunity to, among other things:

  • Clarify regulatory controls and offences under the Act;
  • Clarify administrative roles and responsibilities under the Act; and
  • Strengthen enforcement provisions and penalties."

All of the above will (and does) impact the construction industry. So, the NNCA consulted with members. We compiled their input and made a submission to MACA identifying various challenges and making suggestions for improvement.

Thank you for everyone who participated in this consultation and we will keep you informed as to the outcome, or perhaps next steps.