BC Fire Code Regulations for Mobile Vendors

There are new fire code regulations for mobile vendors as of 2019 that apply to

  • mobile food trucks

  • trailered units

  • food carts

  • any outdoor cooking process

    All mobile food vendors across the Lower Mainland will be required to complete and pass an annual inspection PRIOR to operating. They will be required to display a decal indicating they have passed the inspection. Fire Prevention Officers are available to conduct these inspections every day of the week at the Squamish fire hall at 40439 Tantalus Road and can be booked by calling 604.898.9666.


tents and fabrics

All tents and fabrics for food producing  vendors must be rated to the CSA/ULC S109 standards and have this marking on the factory label.



Each vendor engaged in a cooking process are now required to have a portable fire extinguisher on hand that is a minimum size 4-A:40-BC. This is an increase from the previous sizing.


extra propane storage

Extra propane cylinders are now prohibited within a vendor space and must be stored in a lockable cage off market grounds.

It is the responsibility of all vendors to be familiar and comply with all BC Fire Code regulations. Please familiarize yourself with the following documents

For more information please contact the Fire Prevention Officer Trevor Kranenburg by phone at 604.898.9666 or by email.