First of all, thank you for being here.
This is very novel for me. As chair of a committee I don't usually get to ask questions, so bear with me.
I'm very pleased to see the IAFF here to speak on this issue. Long before getting into politics I worked with the YMCA. Right beside the YMCA on Hespeler Road in Cambridge is a seniors' facility—six storeys, timber construction. I remember it going up and thinking, “Holy smokes. That, to me, just does not look safe.”
Do you have any knowledge of whether, in the code, any consideration is given to the purpose of the building when they give approval to use this wood construction? I'm thinking of it in terms of mobility, and you mentioned this in your remarks. When you're talking about a seniors' facility, virtually everyone in that facility could potentially have mobility issues in a fire. Do you know if the code takes that into account?