Job Posting: LRI Engineering Inc.

July 24, 2018 by  
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  • Job Title:  Technical Consultant
  • Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Position Overview

The Technical Consultant provides consulting services for private and public sector projects. Under the supervision of senior and intermediate staff, the Technical Consultant will work on a variety of tasks related to Building and Fire Code services including both overall Code application and fire protection systems. This position requires an outgoing individual that will work closely with clients to assist with their fire protection and life safety needs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Project administration
  • Client consultation (i.e. telephone, email and letter)
  • Attend client meetings and meetings with Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Proposal preparation
  • Travel to client sites
  • Technical report preparation
  • Drawing review
  • Assist Finance with project billing

Minimum Qualifications

  • University/College degree or diploma related to Fire Safety or similar
  • Able to obtain government security clearance
  • Knowledge of fire protection, life safety, Codes, standards and best practices is preferred
  • Technically oriented; good analytical and organizational skills; attention to detail; able to complete tasks and projects in established timelines
  • Past experience with fire alarm and/or suppression system design, installation and/or testing is considered an asset
  • Self-starter that exhibits a high level of initiative and resourcefulness
  • An individual with high standards who holds themselves accountable
  • Confident and able to speak to large groups and train others
  • Versatile and able to manage varying workloads
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with project team members and Clients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset

ABOUT LRI

LRI Engineering Inc. is a Professional Engineering firm that specializes in fire protection engineering and building code consulting. It is the largest engineering firm in Canada that specialized exclusively in these services. The diversified staff at LRI includes experts with backgrounds in fire protection, and building code consulting, municipal plans examination and inspection, construction/development, life safety and emergency management, research and development, and fire protection equipment design, manufacturing and testing. Visit lrifire.com for more information.

LRI Engineering Inc. (LRI) welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. LRI is committed to principles of employment equity.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Job Posting: Morrison Hershfield

March 27, 2018 by  
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  • Job Title: Fire Protections Systems Engineer
  • Pos. Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Job Location: Suite 300, 125 Commerce Valley Drive West, Markham, ON

Overview

Morrison Hershfield Limited is looking for a Senior Fire Protection Engineer/Specialist for our Markham office. This role will be focused on delivering fire protection systems projects for internal and external clients, including fire alarm, sprinkler, standpipe, and special suppression systems. The position will involve the application fire and life safety and engineering principles to fire protection systems design projects as well as the assessment of existing fire protection systems. An engineering license is required. The position requires the ability to design fire protection systems, assess conditions of existing systems, analyze performance and Code conformance, prepare written reports and cost estimates, undertake site review and verification of systems, and advise clients on recommended fire protection system features. The successful candidate will work in a team environment, working closely with clients and acting as a technical mentor internal to MH as well as to build MH’s reputation in the design and construction industry. The position will also involve project management, liaising with authorities having jurisdiction, and sales and marketing to further grow the fire protection systems service line in the local market.

Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Apply fire and life safety principles to fire protection system design projects, as well as the assessment of existing fire protection systems
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Design fire protection systems including suppression and detection and other related systems
  • Participate in design reviews, shop drawings reviews, construction site visits and verifications for various fire protection systems
  • Conduct site audits of fire protection systems performance, as-built conditions, and Code conformance
  • Review contract documents, including drawings and specifications for Code conformance
  • Coordinate project teams including fire protection technical resources, contractors and other technical disciplines for successful project delivery
  • Investigate, advise, and solve unusual design problems
  • Identify project opportunities and prepare project proposals
  • Manage projects and be primary client contact

Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • P.Eng. license or eligibility to be licensed is required
  • Minimum 10 years of fire protection design
  • Ability to conduct business development (sales experience is required)
  • Strong technical skills and strong knowledge of fire protection systems design and construction
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a systems project and communicate with clients, authorities and contractors
  • Ability to work in a team environment and mentor other staff

Job Posting: Morrison Hershfield

March 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Current Job Postings

  • Job Title: Fire Protections Engineer
  • Pos. Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Job Location: 2440 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 1E1

Overview

Morrison Hershfield Limited is looking for a Fire Protection Consultant in our Ottawa office. This role will be focused on the delivery of various fire protection projects, including fire and smoke modelling, evacuation modelling, alternative solutions and engineering judgments. This role will also apply Codes and Standards to support Code Consulting and Fire Protection System design projects. The position will involve the application of fundamental principles of fire dynamics, behaviour of materials in fire, and human behaviour in fire. An understanding of design and construction, passion to continue to learn and excellent communication skills are required. The successful candidate will work in a team environment, working closely with both junior and senior staff to deliver projects, and will have the opportunity to deal directly with clients for proposals and delivery of projects.

Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Apply fundamental fire protection principles to support investigation, design and construction projects
  • Support internal and external clients by advising on application of Codes and standards
  • Conduct site visits to gather data on existing conditions and review construction
  • Prepare reports and other technical communication
  • Work with project teams including other staff, other technical disciplines and contractors for successful project delivery
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals and liaise with clients
  • Contribute to the Code and Life Safety team with a positive proactive approach

Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering – Fire Protection preferred but other disciplines with relevant experience also considered
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience, consulting experience preferred
  • P.Eng. designation or eligibility for registration with the PEO as P.Eng.
  • Demonstrated ability to use fire and smoke modelling software
  • Ability to grow in technical, communication and business skills Knowledge of Canadian Building and Fire Codes and related standards
  • Experience in project management is an asset but not required

2019 Edition of the NFPA 13 (CFSA) Handout

February 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Events

To view the 2019 Edition of the NFPA 13 (CFSA) Handout, please click here.

Renew Your Membership

February 27, 2018 by  
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CFSA Members can now renew their Membership online

If you are a CFSA Member, you can now conveniently renew your Membership online using the CFSA Portal.

Renew your Membership now!

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.

Early Bird Deadine: Extended to March 16, 2018

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 Arson – Crash and Burn
Speaker: Robert Shirer, R.J. Shirer & Associates
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 – Retirement Homes
Speaker: Matteo Gilfillan, Matteo Gilfillan & Associates Inc.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Comments & Grand Prize Draw

How To Register

Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite.

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.

CFSA Annual Education Forum

January 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

April 6, 2017

Thanks to all our 2017 Sponsors!

   
   
   

 

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