Annual Education Forum

February 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Events, Fire Safety News, Uncategorized

Canadian Fire Safety Association
Annual Education Forum

Thursday April 5, 2018

Paramount Conference & Event Venue
222 Rowntreet Dairy Road
Woodbridge, Ontario

Who is this Forum For?
This forum should appeal to property owners, managers, designers and consultants, and those in the building and fire safety industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities

DIAMOND [$3,000*]

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Six (6) registrations to the AEF
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • One (1) table top display

Select one of the following:

    • Scholarship Awards Luncheon

PLATINUM [$2,000*]

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Four (4) registrations to the AEF
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • One (1) table top display

Select one of the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Delegate Gift

GOLD [$1,000*]

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Two (2) registrations to the AEF
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • One (1) table top display

Select one of the following:

  • Morning Coffee Break
  • Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Delegate Name Badge

SILVER [$500*]

Sponsorship Includes:

  • One (1) registration to the AEF
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • One (1) table top display

BRONZE [$250*]

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF

*Plus HST

How to Become a Sponsor
To register, simply download our printable Application Form (PDF), and mail or fax your completed Application to the address indicated on the form.


Preliminary Program

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:00 am Annual General Meeting
Speaker: David Morris, CFSA President
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome Address
Speaker: Fire Chief Larry Bentley, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services
8:15 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Speaker: Fire Chief Tim Becket, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
9:30 am – 10:15 am Fire-Protected Membrane Ceilings
Speaker: Megan Nicoletti, Code Next
10:15 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am Proposed Changes to the CAN/ULC Fire Alarm and Commissioning Standards
Speaker: Simon Crosby, Jensen Hughes
11:15 am -12:00 pm Updates to the Ontario Fire Code
Speaker: Gord Yoshida, VP Product Development, Ontario Fire Marshal Office
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCHEON
Scholarship Awards
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Flexible Sprinkler Piping
Speaker: John Noel, Flexhead Industries
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installers Compulsory Trade Classification
Speakers: Diego Savone, Ontario College of Trades
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Case Study Fire Modeling and Egress
Speaker: Jack Keays, Vortex Fire
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Updates to the Ontario Building Code
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Comments & Grand Prize Draw

How To Register
To register, you can use our secure online server or simply download our printable Registration Form (PDF), and mail or fax your completed Registration to the address indicated on the form.

 

Annual General Meeting 2018

January 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Fire Safety News

The Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Paramount Conference & Event Centre in Woodbridge, ON beginning at 8:00 am.

For complete information, click here.

Firestopping Codes, Tests and Applications

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Fire Safety News

HOSTED BY THE CANADIAN FIRE SAFETY ASSOCIATION

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Location: Durham College – 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4 (Room G213)
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Parking: The parking fee is included in the cost of the seminar
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided
Certificate: A certificate of attendance will be issued by CFSA at the end of the seminar
Fees: $45.00 (including HST) for CFSA members
$55.00 (including HST) for non-members

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this seminar will be to review of code requirements, tests and applications of firestopping.

Seminar Outline:

This seminar will review the following information:

  • Introduction – Project Study
  • Ontario Building Code, 2012 including defined terms, fire separations, closures, continuity of fire separations and integrity of fire separations.
  • Engineering Judgements
  • Application issues and design considerations

Who will benefit?

This seminar will benefit engineers, designers, consultants and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (building and fire departments).

Instructors Biography:

Don Falconer founded Falconer Engineering and Testing in 2008 to provide Fire Protection Engineering Services and best apply his 39+ years of experience in fire protection and building construction.

Don’s career began in 1978 at Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) where he gained expertise in testing and certifying construction materials–most notably full-scale fire testing of building constructions. At ULC he also had opportunity to participate in the fire safety standards and building codes development process.

Don spent the next 18 ••• years as Technical Manager with A/D Fire Protection Systems (now part of the Carboline Company), a leading manufacturer of sprayed fire-resistive materials, intumescent fire-resistive coatings for structural steel and fire stop systems. Don managed R&D, testing and certification, and the company’s technical/marketing support activities.

Don continues to participate actively with standards writing and industry organizations in order to always be up-to-date to best serve his clients, and to give back out of genuine concern for life safety.


How To Register
To register, you can use our secure online server or simply download our printable Registration Form (PDF), and mail or fax your completed Registration to the address indicated on the form.

This seminar may qualify for continuing education credits/learning hours when recertifying for designations (i.e. C.E.T., CFPS, CFEI, CFAA, etc.). This seminar will account for 2 hours.

 

ULC 561 FIRE SIGNAL RECEIVING CENTRES

February 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Calendar

February 28, 2017
8:30 amto11:00 am

ULC561CFSAMeetingNoticeWedFeb7-2017-1Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Re-Scheduled!

Location: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, ON M1E 3A9

By Reservation Only – Limit 40 Persons

Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided

Certificate:  A certificate of attendance will be issued by CFSA at the end of the seminar

Fees:
$45.00 (including HST) for CFSA members; early-bird and group pricing available

$55.00 (including HST) for non-members

Seminar Objective:
The objective of this seminar will be to review the CAN/ULC-S561 “Standard for Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems” standard.

Seminar Outline:
The seminar will discuss requirements from the standard including:

  • Importance of fire alarm monitoring
  • Equipment, power supply, cables and wiring, protection service, protected premises, etc.
  • Installation of monitoring systems
  • Inspection and Testing

More Information and Registrations
For complete information and to register, simply download our printable registration form, and return your completed registration to the address indicated on the form.

Job Posting: Fire Protection Technologist

January 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Current Job Postings

CITIZENS FIRST THROUGH SERVICE EXCELLENCE

We have an exciting Full Time Unionized opportunity in the Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services for an experienced and motivated individual

 Fire Protection Technologist
(JOB # J0117-0401)

As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

Responsible for reviewing plans submitted for compliance to relevant Codes and By-Laws, especially dealing with fire protection and fire safety system(s) design, installation, and operation, and to inspect such installations for compliance during construction, upon acceptance and re-inspection, as required. Performing field inspections of new buildings and fire protection installations to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Fire Code, Building Code, related regulation, and other applicable laws, as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post Secondary Diploma/Degree in Building Construction, Architecture, Engineering, or Fire Protection, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Fire Protection
  • Registered professional Engineer with experience in Fire and Fire Protection systems an asset
  • Successful completion of the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as an Inspector under the Category of Fire Protection (General Legal/Process 2012 and Fire Protection 2012 required), in accordance with O. Reg. 332/12, relating to the person’s knowledge of the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code.
  • BCIN number required.
  • Progressive experience in areas of major job responsibilities
  • Ability to interpret design drawings and specifications for buildings, and their component parts
  • Working knowledge of applicable Codes and Regulations and technical aspects of fire alarm systems, fire detection systems, sprinkler systems, fire/booster pumps, suction and gravity tanks, standpipes, underground water supply piping, and special hazard systems for processes that can include those previously listed as well as control/extinguishing systems using clean agents, C02, dry chemical, foam/water solutions and combinations of systems integrated to provide life safety and/or fire control or extinguishment, such as smoke evacuation systems in high-rise buildings with standpipes, fire pumps, and sprinkler systems, or explosion or fire suppression in material handling or air-moving systems such as dust collection systems or chemical vapour removal systems, and specific fire protection measures as may be set out in the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Fire Code for various industries.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff.
  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database and computer aided design software systems. Working knowledge of AMANDA database information system considered an asset.
  • Must possess a valid G Class driver’s licence in good standing. Working knowledge of NFPA standards. Preference will be given to candidates with a broad range of qualifications.

The City of Vaughan has an employee-focused culture with an emphasis on health and wellness, work-life balance, and family benefits.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

CFSA Annual Education Forum

January 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

April 6, 2017

Thanks to all our 2017 Sponsors!

   
   
   

 

Codes and Standards

November 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Codes and Standards

To be updated.