Major Outdoor Special Event, Fire Department Approval - Vendor Fire Safety Requirements - General Non-Cooking

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 Vendor Cooking Conditions Form.<link>

Person Responsible - Contact Information

Vendor Tents

If a tent, tarp, canopy or similar shelter is being supplied and used by the vendor it must:

  • Have an aggregate area of less than 60 sq. m. (645 sq. ft.). Larger tents require approval through building permit application and inspection.
  • Must be labeled or have documentation confirming the tent material has a high degree of flame resistance in accordance with one of the following standards: NFPA 701 or, NFPA 705, or CAN/ULC S-109- M.
  • Multiple tents in a grouping shall not exceed a maximum area of 60 sq. m. (645 sq. ft.) without a minimum 3 metre fire break separating the grouping from other tents or structures.

Electricial Service and Installation

  • Any electrical work (service/generator supply, box or panel connections, lighting, appliances etc.) will be undertaken by a qualified, licensed electrician, and will be subject to an inspection by the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority).
  • All electrical equipment, devices and appliances shall be listed and approved for use in Canada. Details of electrical requirements shall be provided to the event organizer for inclusion in the electrical permit application, covering the entire event.

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

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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.