The Fire Guy

Home Inspection
73 Gray Cres. Toronto ON M6N 4S7
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Randall M.
Randall M.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Firecode evaluation for new basement suite

This is the second time I have used Paul and he really knows his stuff. He provided a thorough report and was available on several occasions to answer follow up questions. Thanks so much Paul.

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Natalie C in Toronto
Natalie C in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire Code Retrofit audit

Before renting our basement apartment, we tried to interpret the Fire Code ourselves. We found it really difficult to do, and didn't find any straightforward guides to help us. Our real estate agent recommended Paul. He thoroughly inspected our basement apartment, and answered all our questions while doing it. He was extremely knowledgeable, and offered practical solutions about how to address the problems. In the past when we worked with a home inspector, it was a bad experience because the inspector refused to comment on the scale of the problem or to give any solutions. Paul was the exact opposite, and very friendly! We also appreciated that he printed the report on the spot and gave us an electronic copy. We would recommend him to anyone who wants a clear understanding of where their unit is not up to code, and how to fix it. Thanks Paul!

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Company Response

Thanks for the excellent referral. Paul

Percy E.
Percy E.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire retrofit audits

Paul provides fire retrofit audits and he's a great sounding board for fire safety issues and fire code/OBC compliance. Timely, responsive, and cost-effective solutions. Highly recommended.

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Company Response

Thanks for the great review.
Paul

blake
blake
1 review Minden, ON
10/10

Inspection of multiplex

Paul was right on time and inspired 4 units quickly and thoroughly
His interaction with the tenants was awesome
I appreciated his insight and suggestions as to overcoming some of the challenges we faced
I highly recommend him

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The Reno Coach Toronto
The Reno Coach Toronto
9 reviews North York, ON
10/10

Fire retrofit/building inspection

Called Paul The Fire Guy in for re renovation inspection on a 4 unit res building to be converted to 3 unit.
Paul responded fast to my requirements and came out for inspection within 2 days and provided written report 3 days after.
His Report has saved the client from making wrong decisions on a number of Fire code regulation for the renovations
which where not addressed by Architect or Engineer on the project costing well over $10K.
The Reno Coach highly recommends The Fire Guy and will use in future projects.

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Company Response

Thanks for the great review.
Paul

Marianne in Rosedale
Marianne in Rosedale
1 review ,
10/10

Fire Safety Assessment

I bought a home in October 2007 and asked The Fire Guy to assess it prior to the Fire Marshall's visit. The level of attention and detail to the house vis `a vie the fire code has given me peace of mind in regards to keeping my house safe and up to the fire code standards. Also, The Fire Guy is extremely responsive and gives you a detailed report that he reviews with you and makes sure that you understand. He's also there for follow up issues that you may or may not have with the Fire Marshall. I would recommend The Fire Guy highly.

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Arnold in Richmond Hill
Arnold in Richmond Hill
1 review ,
8/10

Basement apartment inspection

We were in the midst of a purchase of a house with a basement apartment. Paul was called in to advise us of how safe the apartment was and what had to be done to make it "retrofit"
He took us through the house explaining the issues to us in a manner we could understand. All this was put into a very detailed written report that our contractor was easily able to follow.
The work is now done and we are very pleased.

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Martine in Littly Italy
Martine in Littly Italy
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire Code Consultations to ensure rental properties comply with fire code

I have purchased two rental properties and used the Fire Guy to determine what repairs/changes were needed to make the properties comply with fire code. He came and did a site review, and gave recommendations on-site and then afterwards presented a written report which included all the recommendations. He was on time, and professional each time. I feel very comfortable in that using his service AND following the recommendations, I have effectively limited my liability in case of a fire at these properties.

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More about The Fire Guy

Fire Code Retrofit, Retrofit Inspections, Toronto Fire Codes Paul Schuster worked in the fire service field for over 37 years. He is a graduate of the Ontario Fire College and worked as a municipal Fire Prevention Officer for over 20 years. He left the fire service as Captain of Fire.
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The Fire Guy owner and inspector Paul Schuster with over 40 years experience gained from the ground up, starting as a firefighter and working in fire prevention for the last 17 years, and 18 years as The Fire Guy. Learning the causes of fire and what causes it to spread, naturally led into the prevention of fire and the development of the codes we use to-day and our Mission:
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"To offer the very best in an advisory capacity to the public in all matters of fire safety and to ensure the highest degree of life safety in all our affairs."
We have been providing fire safety solutions to the residential and commercial industry since 1985 and through our active affiliations with such organizations as:
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The Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association
The Ontario Building Officials Association Inc.
Ontario Fire Marshals Office
Municipal Fire Departments
The Landlord's Self Help Centre
Past Director and Chairman of the Second Suites Committee
Canadian Real Estate Investment Group
Affiliate advising Real Estate investors on Fire Code Issues

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
SERVICES
Providing independent Fire Code and Retrofit inspections with written reports for the owner OR prospective purchaser of multiple unit dwellings.
WEBSITE
http://www.thefireguy.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque and e-transfer
MEMBERSHIPS
Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association, Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Graduate of The Ontario Fire College
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
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