New businesses should research building and fire requirements and regulations for the District of Sparwood

If you would like to move your business to a location in Sparwood or relocate an existing Sparwood business, you should find out if the building meets the provincial Building and Fire Codes before signing a lease.

  • What is a fire inspection?

    The best way to fight fires is to prevent them before they start. Routine building inspections are one of the most effective ways to do that. The Fire Department inspects commercial buildings, facilities and multi-family housing units. The purpose of the inspections is multi-fold:

    • To identify and correct Fire Code violations;
    • To educate business and property owners about fire and life safety;
    • To reduce fire loss (lower insurance rates); and
    • To provide less demand on public emergency services by reducing fire and life safety risks.
  • How can I prepare for the fire inspection?

    Business owners and managers are encouraged to review their safety practices and obtain advice on current Fire Code regulations before the inspector arrives.

  • How much are fees charged for an inspection?

    There is a $50 fee charged for all inspection requests and re-inspections conducted by Fire Department or the Building Inspector.