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Doc 8_Reg_Fire Prevention Bylaw

Doc 8_Reg_Fire Prevention Bylaw

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 THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEYFIRE PREVENTION BYLAW 2005 NO. 4410AMENDMENT BYLAW 2009 NO. 4766EXPLANATORY NOTE
This Bylaw repeals and replaces Fire Prevention Bylaw 2005 No. 4410 by deleting Schedule“A” Fees and Charges – Cost Recovery and other housekeeping amendments. The primaryfocus is to regulate fire prevention and suppression, specifically dealing with fire risks,alarms, hazardous activities, fire emergency planning, signage, egress, flammable andcombustible liquids, fire hydrants and connections, open air burning, fees and costs, andenforcement.All references to Fees and Charges pertaining to fire prevention can now be found in theLangley Fees and Charges Bylaw.
 
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEYFIRE PREVENTION BYLAW 2005 NO. 4410AMENDMENT BYLAW 2009 NO. 4766
WHEREAS both the
Community Charter,
S.B.C. 2003 chp. 26 and the
Fire Services Act 
,R.S.B.C. 1996 chp. 144 provide for municipal councils to establish services to prevent andsuppress fires, as well as other powers relating to hazards, dangerous conditions and publicsafety;AND WHEREAS the Council of the Township of Langley deems it necessary and desirable toprovide for fire suppression and prevention services as well as other services in the interests ofpublic safety;NOW THEREFORE, the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, inOpen Meeting Assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
PART I - INTRODUCTIONTitle
1. This Bylaw may be cited for all purposes as “Fire Prevention Bylaw 2005 No. 4410Amendment Bylaw 2007 No. 4766”.
Definitions
2. In this Bylaw all words and phrases shall be construed as having their ordinary meaningexcept those words and phrases defined in accordance with the current
B.C. Building Code 
, the
Fire Services Act 
, R.S.B.C. 1996 chp. 144 or the
B.C. Fire Code 
, as thecontext and circumstances may require.3. The following words and phrases shall have the meanings hereby assigned,“Agricultural Land Reserve” means
 
agricultural land designated as an agricultural land reserveunder any current provincial statute and includes an agricultural land reserve under aformer provincial statute;
“B.C. Building Code” 
means the current Building Code for the Province of British Columbiaadopted by regulation under the
Local Government Act 
, section 692 and any successorlegislation;
 
Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 4766Page 2…
B.C. Fire Code” 
means the “National Fire Code of Canada 1995" as adopted by BritishColumbia by Regulation 318/2003 of the
Fire Services Act 
, R.S.B.C. 1996, chp. 144, andamended from time to time;“Council” means the locally elected council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley;“emergency access route” means a private drive, roadway, driveway, lane or portion of a yardwhich has been provided for access by the Fire Department equipment in accordancewith section 3.2.5.6. of the
B.C. Building Code 
and applicable sections of the Townshipof Langley’s Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw 1994 No. 3335 and anysuccessor legislation.“false alarm” means any activation of an alarm system, done intentionally or unintentionally,including activation by malfunction of the alarm system which causes the unnecessaryresponse of the Fire Department;“fee” means any of the fees described and listed in the Township of Langley Fees and ChargesBylaw;“Fire Chief” means the person appointed by Council to be in charge of the Protective ServicesDivision and in their absence their designated alternate;“Fire Department” means that section of the Protective Services Division of the Township that isresponsible for prevention, suppression, control and extinguishment of fires as well asother responsibilities set out in this Bylaw as well as in the Langley Fire DepartmentEstablishment Bylaw 1990 No. 2615 and other related regulations and legislationrelating to rescue operations and public safety;“Fire Department Connection” means a connection through which the Fire Department canpump water into the standpipe system and/or sprinkler system;“incident” means any event to which Members of the Fire Department are called out to attend orto which they respond.“Movie/TV Pyrotechnics” means any low or high hazard fireworks utilized at a movie ortelevision production;“Member” means any person that is an employee or paid-call fire fighter with the FireDepartment;

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