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Major Outdoor Special Event, Fire Department Apprvoal, Vendor Fire Safety Requirements - Cooking Conditions

As a condition of approval for vendors to attend or participate in the special event, the event organizer is obligated to ensure that all vendors comply with the following requirements.

Vendors conducting any cooking activities must also complete the General Non-cooking form <link>

Person Responsible - Contact Information

Cooking Activities

  • Any cooking activity within any enclosed tent is prohibited. 
  • Public access is prohibited under any open sided canopy used to cover cooking. 
  • Fuel fired cooking will be conducted a minimum of 1.2m (4ft.) from combustible materials and/or any tent, unless the appliance is labeled for specific clearance to combustibles.
  • Any tent or canopy used in the vendor area or any canopy used over a cooking activity shall meet one of the following fire retardant specifications: NFPA 701 or, NFPA 705, or CAN/ULC S109-M.
  • A portable fire extinguisher with minimum 2A 10BC rating with technicians tag certifying maintenance within last 12 months shall be provided for any cooking activity other than deep fat frying.
  • An extinguisher with minimum 40 BC or K class rating shall be provided with current tag certifying maintenance within last 12 months for any deep fat frying.

Fuel Safety Concerns (Propane, Natural Gas, etc.)

  • The event organizer shall arrange for a general inspection by the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) of all vendors utilizing fuel fired cooking appliances.
  • Vendors with propane fired equipment must have a Mobile Food Service Equipment Inspection completed and copy of report on site. Vendors having any questions specific to the certification and approval of their equipment should contact the Fuel Safety Division of the TSSA at (416) 734-3351, a minimum of 30 days prior to the event.

By signing below, the vendor certifies that they will comply with the above conditions.

By checking Yes, I am attesting that the information provided on this form is true and correct and submitting is equivalent to my authorized signature.

Collection of Information

Personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, as amended and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4, and will be used, maintained and disclosed in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act c. M56 s.29(2). This information is collected for the purpose of Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department maintaining fire safety during special events and responding accordingly. Contact the Municipal Clerk, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville ON P1H 1A1 (705) 789-1751 for information regarding the collection and disclosure of information.