Private Home Daycare Inspections.

Yes, the Burlington Fire Department (BFD) does conduct inspections for private home daycares, for up to 5 children.  The BFD has a process to provide you with the information you need to complete a pre-inspection, followed by an inspection from a Fire Prevention Inspector.  When the inspection has been completed, the BFD will provide you with a letter confirming the inspection was conducted and that your private home daycare complies with the Ontario Fire Code.

The first step, is to contact the Burlington Fire Department (BFD) Fire Prevention Division by telephone at (905) 637-9536 or via email to firedepartment@burlington.ca. A time will be arranged with you to come into Fire Headquarters, located at 1255 Fairview Street, someone from the Fire Prevention Division will provide you with a fire code self check list, which will be reviewed with you at this time, and an application form that will need to be filled out prior to the inspection.  Any questions you have at this time will also be answered and clarified so that you are prepared to do the self check list inspection.  

The second step, is to do the self check list and to make any necessary corrections, if required.  When you feel your home is ready for an inspection, please complete the application form, it can be dropped off in person at fire headquarters, 1255 Fairview Street, or via mail, enclosed with the inspection fee.  Upon receipt of the application and payment the inspection will be assigned to a Fire Prevention Inspector for your home area.  They will contact you directly and arrange for a visit to your home, at your convenience, at which time they will conduct the inspection based on the information that is included on the self check list. The Inspector will also provide any clarification for you or answer any questions over the phone before the visit, that you may have resulting from the self inspection.

When the Inspector comes to do the inspection at your home they will complete a check list, this check list is not the final approval letter. If there are any items that need to be corrected, they will explain them to you and a re-inspection date will be arranged. If there are no deficiencies at the first inspection, or at the re-inspection (if required) you will receive an official letter of approval from the BFD. You will also receive a receipt for your payment.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact Fire Prevention at (905) 637-9536 or via email to firedepartment@burlington.ca.

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