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How will fire safety be addressed in the design and operation of the ERRC?

Ensuring the safe design and operation of this facility is paramount. Meeting all regulatory requirements, design measures will include fire detection and warning systems, fire suppression systems (such as sprinklers), building layout, ensuring available on-site water supply, and creating appropriate separation distances, as required by the Ontario Building Code. On the operations side, a fire prevention plan will be enacted to ensure that site personnel and visitors are aware of implemented fire safety protocols and receive appropriate training. As at our other County waste management facilities, this plan will include regular maintenance and inspection protocols, designating areas for smoking, and managing the quantity of material stored on-site. In addition, a fire response plan will be prepared in consultation with the local municipality.

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