Smoke Alarms/Smoke Detectors

April 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Calendar, Events, Fire Safety News

May 2, 2017
8:30 amto11:00 am

HOSTED BY THE CANADIAN FIRE SAFETY ASSOCIATION

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Location: Canadian Fire Safety Association, 2800 – 14th Avenue, Suite 210, Markham, ON L3R 0E4
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

The seminar will include a Review of ULC Smoke Alarm and Smoke Detector product, installation and testing standards including research behind new requirements and future proposals.

Topics of interest will include:

  • Addressing technology challenges with these products in the standards
  • Installation of smoke alarms to reduce nuisance alarms
  • Research update on polyurethane flaming and smoldering fires
  • Research on nuisance alarms
  • Research on 520 hz sound for hearing impaired
  • Recent update to address Ontario’s smoke alarm and strobe requirements
  • Building Code update on smoke alarm requirements and compliance alternatives

Who will benefit?

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

About the Instructor:

Stephen Ames – System Sensor Canada Managing Director

Stephen Ames is the Managing Director for System Sensor Canada. In his current role Stephen manages the Mississauga facility and is the North American Fire OEM Sales Leader. Stephen brings extensive experience in the fire systems industry to System Sensor. Stephen started his career with System Sensor in 1998 as the National OEM Sales manager, promoted to Director of Sales for Canada and Latin America in 2005 and for the past 8 years he has worked as the Managing Director. Prior to joining System Sensor Stephen had 15 years of experience at Engineering Systems Distributor’s and Manufacturer’s in the fire alarm systems business, designing systems, consulting and managing people. Stephen completed the Electrical Technology Program at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in 1983 and completed the CFAA Registered Technician courses in 1985. Stephen is the past president of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association where he served two terms. He participates on various working committees for ULC standards and is the Canadian Technical Harmonization Committee Co-Chair for the UL/ULC initiating fire alarm device standards.


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

 

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Launches Canadian Website – HomeFireSprinklerCanada.CA

March 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Fire Safety News

Guelph, Ont., March 14 2017 – Today, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced a new website with important educational information for range of Canadian stakeholders. HomeFireSprinklerCanada.ca provides timely resources to increase interest in the life-saving benefits of installed home fire sprinklers in new construction homes.

In partnership with The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association, this new comprehensive website presents content developed for a number of stakeholder groups including homeowners, homebuilders, real estate agents, insurance professionals and fire services. Videos, fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions provide key information about sprinkler systems installed in homes and their life-saving benefits. Many of the resources will help fire departments that want to include fire sprinkler information in their education programs.

“The website is a great new way to make this important information available to all Canadians,” said HFSC Board President Lorraine Carli. “In particular, it will also be helpful for fire services and other sprinkler advocates as they work to educate Canadians about sprinklers’ ability to save lives and protect property.”

Since 1996 the HFSC has worked with fire services across North America to improve awareness and education of the role of sprinklers as a way to save lives, reduce injuries and minimize home fire losses.

Funding and support from HFSC’s partners CASA and The Co-operators helps make the new website possible.

About the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
HFSC was formed in 1996 to inform the public about the life-saving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes. HFSC is a purely educational 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about home fire sprinklers. For more information about HFSC and home fire sprinkler systems, visit www.homefiresprinkler.org and www.homefiresprinklercanada.ca.

About The Co-operators
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

About the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)
The Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is a National Trade Contractor’s Association. It has existed in one form or another since the 1920’s, and was incorporated under a Dominion Charter in 1961. CASA promotes, defends, enhances and improves the business designing, installing and manufacturing fire sprinkler devices and systems. The Association works closely with the fire and building officials, architects and others “To enhance the level of life safety and property conservation from the effects of fire through the use of fire sprinklers”. For more information, visit www.casa-firesprinkler.org.

Job Posting: Fire Prevention Officer

February 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Current Job Postings, Fire Safety News

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Reporting to the Division Chief, Fire Prevention this position:

  • Conducts inspections and enforces the Ontario Fire Code and other relevant legislation and standards;
  • Produces and maintains comprehensive documentation and reports related to all activities;
  • Acts as an assistant to the Fire Marshal under the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA).
  • Participates in fire safety education programs, as assigned;
  • Initiates the Fire Code enforcement process and acts as a witness in court or other proceedings as required;
  • Inspects and tests various fire protection systems;
  • Reviews various site plans as assigned with respect to code compliance and fire safety;
  • Assist in providing training and guidance to other Fire and Emergency Services staff as required;
  • Conducts fire investigations as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent secondary education as established by the Ontario Ministry of Education;
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technology or equivalent;
  • 5 years experience in fire protection inspection, installation, maintenance and/or enforcement or a related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Building Code;
  • Demonstrated reliability;
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, function, installation, maintenance and operation of the following systems: sprinkler systems, standpipe and hose systems, fire alarm and voice communication systems, commercial cooking equipment ventilation and various fire protection systems;
  • Demonstrated customer service and public relations skills;
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary, Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift and stand for extended periods of time;
  • Must be willing and able to wear all required uniform clothing and/or personal protective equipment as assigned/required;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Must be available to work shift work and variable hours.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enforcement and court prosecution skills
  • Knowledge of chemistry including knowledge of flammable and combustible liquids

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

TO APPLY: Please apply quoting the file number 102400 by MARCH 17, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

CFSA Annual Education Forum

January 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Calendar, Events, Fire Safety News

April 6, 2017

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