Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 10-37 - The City of Kamloops

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CITY OF KAMLOOPS FIRE PREVENTION BY-LAW NO. 10-37

The Municipal Council of the City of Kamloops, in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows: 1.

This by-law may be cited as "City of Kamloops Fire Prevention By-law, No. 10-37, 2012.

2.

City of Kamloops Fire Prevention By-law No. 10-35, and all amendments thereto, is hereby repealed.

3.

The purpose of this by-law is to secure public safety and is made expressly subject to the British Columbia Fire Services Act and Regulations, as well as the National Fire Code of Canada.

4.

The British Columbia Fire Code is hereby adopted and made applicable within the City of Kamloops.

5.

This by-law is divided into the following divisions: Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four Division Five Division Six Division Seven Division Eight Division Nine Division Ten Division Eleven

Interpretation Definitions Kamloops Fire Rescue Fire Protection and Safety Open Air Fires Fireworks Inspections and Fire Control Enforcement File Searches Offences and Penalties Schedules

DIVISION ONE - INTERPRETATION 101.

If any provision of this by-law is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the provision may be severed from the by-law and such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this by-law.

102.

Words or phrases defined in the British Columbia Interpretation Act, Community Charter, or Local Government Act or any successor legislation shall have the same meaning when used in this by-law unless otherwise defined in this by-law. Unless otherwise stated, and notwithstanding the case used (upper case or lower case), when words or phrases that are defined in Division Two of this by-law are used in the body or schedules of this by-law, they have the meaning ascribed to them as set out in Division Two.

103.

The headings contained in this by-law are for convenience only and are not to be construed as defining or in any way limiting the scope or the intent of the provisions of this by-law.

BY-LAW NO. 10-37

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104.

Metric units and/or imperial measurements are used for all measurements in this by-law.

105.

Any act or enactment referred to herein is a reference to an enactment of the Province of British Columbia or a Federal enactment of Canada, as the case may be, and regulations thereto, as amended, revised, consolidated or replaced from time to time, and any by-law or Council policy referred to herein (as may be cited by short title or otherwise) is a reference to an enactment of the Council of the City of Kamloops, as amended, revised, consolidated, or replaced from time to time.

DIVISION TWO - DEFINITIONS 201.

In this by-law: "BUILDING" means any and all structures whatsoever used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy. "BULK PLANTS" means a portion of a property where flammable or combustible liquids are received in bulk quantities and are stored or handled for the purpose of distributing such liquids by pipeline, tank vessel, tank vehicle, or other container. "CITY" means the City of Kamloops. "CORPORATE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY SAFETY DIRECTOR" means the person appointed as such from time to time by the City of Kamloops and any person delegated to assist in carrying out his/her duties under this by-law. "DANGEROUS GOODS" means any product, substance or organism which is of a highly combustible, flammable or explosive nature, as set out in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and includes any other material which, because of the toxic or other inherent characteristics, constitutes a fire hazard or a hazard to life, safety, or health. "DISCHARGE" includes the discharge, firing, setting off, and other use of fireworks. "DWELLING UNIT" means one or more rooms forming a single unit that is/are used or i