Government of New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Fire Prevention Act (FPA) grants legal authority to those who hold specific appointments under the Act, such as provisions for the following:

  • Suppression and prevention of fires, including 24 hour entry to any building or premises or to take any action considered necessary to extinguish a fire to prevent it from spreading.
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire safety inspections

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.

Please ensure that the following necessary documentation for each appointment is forwarded to the OFM, at the address or fax noted on the application forms, at your earliest convenience:

Step 1:  Registration Form for training seminar

Step 2:  (a) Vulnerable Sector Check  or  Criminal Records Check - Sample form letter

Step 3:  (a) Consent Form to use Motor Vehicle photo and signature on driver license
              (b) Application Form for Appointment under the Fire Prevention Act

Should you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your Regional Fire Marshal at (506) 453-2004.

Douglas Browne
Fire Marshal