Mandatory Sprinklers

The Ontario government announced in May 2013 that all retirement homes must install life-saving sprinkler systems within 5 years.

The 5-year grace period gives seniors’ homes time to include sprinkler systems in any renovation plans.

SEIU Healthcare worked in collaboration with fire authorities, coroners, safety experts, and other stakeholders in the retirement and nursing home industry to force the changes.

As witnessed by recent tragedies in seniors' homes, the bottom line is that sprinklers save lives. They are essential to ensuring the safety of residents and staff, and they boost the confidence level of all seniors and their families.

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