The mandate of the Public Safety & Prevention Division is to prevent injury, loss of life, and loss of property due to fire or related health and safety hazards, by providing enforcement of various codes and standards, public education and fire investigation. Services include the administration and enforcement of fire safety legislation, such as the Fire Services Act, BC Building Code, BC Fire Code and the City of New Westminster Fire Protection Bylaw No. 6940, 2004.
The Public Safety & Prevention Division interprets and explains applicable legislation and bylaws to a variety of internal and external contacts. We provide assistance and advice regarding fire prevention and safety matters such as fire protection systems, services, plan reviews and applicable life safety codes.