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Smoke Alarm Requirements for New Construction…

January 1, 2015

If you are building or renovating a new home under a building permit, be aware of the new smoke alarm amendment to the 2014 Ontario Building Code O. Reg. 332/12 effective January 1, 2105. 

All smoke alarms must now be equipped with a visual signaling component that meets NFPA 72, “National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code”. 


(13)  Smoke alarms described in Sentence (1) shall have a visual signaling component conforming to the requirements in 18.5.3. (Light, Color and Pulse Characteristics) of NFPA 72, “National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code”.

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