Posted: August 15th, 2020

Hose Cabinet

Ontario Fire Code

Modern occupant fire hoses have several components and the Ontario Fire Code mandates separate inspection schedules and procedures for them. A part of the Ontario Building Code, the Fire Code, ensures that Ontario’s municipalities maintain by proper fire safety guidelines.

The Ontario Fire Code is a regulation under the Canadian Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. Its most recent revision took place in July 2019.

Fire Hose Cabinet Require Monthly Inspections

Fire hose cabinets are the boxes that house the fire hose when it’s not in use. Red or white in color, they’re usually made of a combination of metal and glass or plastic. They accommodate the fire hose and sometimes a portable fire extinguisher as well. 

Professional and qualified personnel should conduct monthly inspections on all occupant use hoses. Always follow manufacturer instructions, but most inspections should include the following observations and corrective actions:

Fire Hose Annual Inspections

The steel hose rack and fire hose are inside the fire hose cabinet, and it requires a thorough annual inspection. During which, a trained professional must examine fire hose cabinet’s contents, such as:

Steel Hose Rack

Angle Hose Valve

Fire Hose

Hose Rack Nipple


Occupant use fire hoses are vital elements for building safety and required by law. Regular inspections by qualified personnel ensure that your building remains up to code. 

All Protect Systems, Inc. has trained and experienced personnel that specialize in these monthly and annual inspections. In fact, you can rely on them for all your fire safety needs. Call us today to make an appointment.