Appointees are also provided protection from liability with respect to anything in good faith done or omitted to be done by a fire investigator, a fire prevention officer, a local assistant or a person authorized to act on behalf of the fire marshal under subsection 4(4.1) in the execution of his or her duties under the Act or regulations.
As such, the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is recommending that all those responsible for the administration of local service district or municipal fire departments ensure that the following positions hold appointments under the FPA.
As of April 1st, 2016, the OFM launched a new appointment process which include the requirement for applicant’s to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check or a Criminal Records Check and will see appointees receive government identification cards. Particulars of this new process can be found on the Office of the Fire Marshal Policy #1200
Please note: All existing appointments under the FPA will terminate effective October 1st, 2016.