Firestopping

February 15, 2019 by  
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Hosted by the Canadian Fire Safety Association

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Location: CFSA Office – 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
$60.00 (including HST) for non-members

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this seminar is to review the requirements for firestopping, discuss specific firestopping systems and discuss what to look for when inspecting firestop systems.

Seminar Outline:

This seminar will include discussion on:

  • What is firestopping, and why is it required?
  • Code Requirements – overview,
  • Penetration Firestop Systems,
  • Joint Systems,
  • Perimeter Fire Containment Systems,
  • Engineering Judgements,
  • Inspection of systems.

Who Will Benefit:

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

Instructor’s Biography:

Mike Cayen is an Account Manager at Specified Technologies Inc. Mike has been involved in the construction industry sales and training for over 15 years. Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) is an industry leader in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases.

How to Register?

Register Online Register by Mail/Fax

Annual Education Forum

February 1, 2019 by  
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Canadian Fire Safety Association
Annual Education Forum

Thursday April 4, 2019

Paramount Conference & Event Centre
222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge NW corner of Hwy 407 and Hwy 400

Download the Preliminary Program & Registration Form.

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.

Preliminary Program

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:00 am Annual General Meeting Speaker: Scott Pugsley, CFSA President
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome Address Speaker: Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services
8:15 am – 9:30 am TBD Speaker: Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services
9:30 am – 10:15 am Keynote Address – CAN/ULC-S4400 Speaker: Brian McBain, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.
10:15 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am Cannabis in Canada from a Fire and Life Safety Perspective Speaker: Shayne Mintz, NFPA
11:15 am -12:00 pm Case Study Speaker: TBD
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCHEON Scholarship Awards
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm NFPA 13 – 2019 A Review of the Major Changes to the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Speaker: Larry Keeping, P.Eng., PLC Fire Safety Solutions
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Updates to CAN/ULC-S524-14 Speaker: Michael Zukov, P.Eng. Arencon Inc.
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm NFPA 14 – Key Updates and OBC/NFPA 14 Misinterpretations of Standpipe Requirements Speaker: James Dockrill A.Sc.T., CFPS, CWBSP, NICET IV, J & S Sprinkler
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Fire Pump Acceptance Testing Speaker: Tanveer Khan, GRUNDFOS Canada Inc.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Comments, 50/50 and Grand Prize Draw

 

Fee

Early Bird Rate
(register by Mar. 1, 2019)
Regular Rate Corporate Table
(6 registrations)
Corporate Member $240.00 $265.00 $1,250.00
Member $240.00 $265.00 $1,250.00
Non-Member $300.00 $325.00
Other Options
Lunch only $95.00
Students $80.00
Plus 13% HST

 

Enquiries

Please contact Beth McKenzie
Email: beth@associationconcepts.ca | Tel: 416-492-9417


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.

Register Online Register by Mail/Fax

Sprinkler Systems: CPVC Piping

February 1, 2019 by  
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February 15, 2019

Hosted by the Canadian Fire Safety Association

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this presentation is to review requirements for CPVC piping used for sprinkler systems.

Seminar Outline:

This interactive presentation will discuss:

  • CPVC testing,
  • Installation best practices,
  • Compatibility programs,
  • Expansion/Contraction rules,
  • Design considerations,
  • Safety information and new listings,
  • Review of UL 1821 on exposed sprinkler piping,
  • CSA B1378 change and the new use of CPVC in ordinary hazard spaces.

Additional Information:

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Location: CFSA Office – 2800 14th Avenue, Suite 210, Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and workshoip 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
$60.00 (including HST) for non-members

 

Who Will Benefit:

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

Instructor’s Biography:

Sean Pearce has a broad fire protection background starting with Toronto Fire Services, where he was a front-line fire fighter, Captain in Training and Executive Officer to the Fire Chief. Subsequent to the Fire Service he worked as the National Marketing Manager and Ontario Regional Manager for the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA). Sean has sat on various Provincial and National code committees, including the Retrofit of Care facilities, fire code changes, high rise residential fire sprinkler requirements, the compulsory certification of the fire sprinkler industry in Ontario and others.

Currently Sean is the fire protection technical advisor with the Government of Ontario – Ministry of Seniors Affairs. He is also a piping consultant for Lubrizol in Canada.  Sean graduated from the University of Toronto studying, Marketing and Competitive Intelligence.

How to Register?

Register by Mail/Fax

Kitchen Suppression Systems Workshop

January 22, 2019 by  
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Hosted by the Canadian Fire Safety Association

Workshop Objective:

The objective of this workshop is to review the hazards of cooking and the requirements associated with kitchen suppression systems including hazard/design, installation and maintenance. This workshop will be held in Seneca College’s state of the art special suppression system lab.

Workshop Outline:

This seminar will include discussion on:

  • Overview of the hazard of cooking in restaurants
  • Types of systems used to protect the cooking surface area
  • Approvals required (ULC and AHJ)
  • Hazard/design
  • Installation requirements
  • Maintaining the system and documentation requirements.

Additional Information:

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Location: Seneca College of Applied Arts – 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2J 2X5
(Once registered, additional information will be provided regarding classroom location and parking)
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and workshop 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: $50.00 (including HST) for CFSA members
$65.00 (including HST) for non-members

 

Who Will Benefit:

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

Instructor’s Biography:

Doug Bailey, Director of Sales and Business Development-Canada for Johnson Controls Fire Protection Products has been in the Fire Protection profession for just over 31 years, the last 18 with Ansul. Doug is responsible for the Canadian business under such brands as Ansul, PyroChem, Chemguard and Williams Fire and Hazard Control as well as Tyco Fire Products (Sprinkler) . Doug in his spare time is also a Crew Chief for the Canadian Motorsports Response Team which provides on track emergency response for F1, INDYCAR, NASCAR and locally the Late Model APC series and a certified instructor through SFi.

How to Register?

 

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Passive Performance Criteria & Combustible Cladding

November 13, 2018 by  
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Hosted by the Canadian Fire Safety Association

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this seminar is to clarify the relationship between various passive fire performance parameters in the Canadian Code context, and to provide an update on key potential NBCC 2020 changes.

Seminar Outline:

This seminar will include discussion on:

  • Overview of Fire Resistance ratings, reaction to fire testing, and non-combustibility in the Canadian Code context
  • Review current NBCC & OBC Code requirements for use of Combustible Claddings
  • Discussion of key proposals being processed for NBCC 2020

Additional Information:

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Location: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada – 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, ON M1E 3A9
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
$60.00 (including HST) for non-members

Who Will Benefit:

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

Instructor’s Biography:

Tony Crimi, P.Eng., MASc., is a registered professional engineer and founder of A.C. Consulting Solutions Inc., specializing in building- and fire-related codes, standards, and product development activities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Working with manufacturers and industry associations, he advocates for approval and safe use of materials and products, and for their code recognition. Crimi has more than three decades of experience in the area of codes, standards, testing, and conformity assessment. He is an active participant in International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM, UL, and ISO, and is the immediate past-chair of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) Standing Committee on Fire Protection.

How to Register?

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Cannabis Fire Risks: Home, Illegal & Legal Grow Operations

November 13, 2018 by  
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Hosted by the Canadian Fire Safety Association

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this seminar is to review the fire risks associated with cannabis in the home and illegal and legal grow operations.

Seminar Outline:

This seminar will include discussion on:

  • Fire risks for oil extraction at home
  • Illegal grow operations (non-residential), fire risks (i.e. electrical/heat lamps, etc.)
  • Fire risks for legal grow operations (oils/chemicals on site)
  • Case studies of past fire incidents/inspections

Additional Information:

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Location: CFSA Office – 2800 14th Avenue, Suite 210, Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 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
$60.00 (including HST) for non-members

Who Will Benefit:

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

Instructor’s Biography:

David Laks is VP/Risk Control Services Manager Eastern Canada on the Risk Services team. He brings 30 years of experience in risk control consulting. He develops and implements solutions in the areas of property loss control, building envelop analysis, risk mitigation, construction management, training, business continuity, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining HUB, Mr. Laks was the Loss Control Manager with a Fortune 100 food manufacturing company responsible for all aspects of property risk management. Mr. Laks leads HUB’s Cannabis Risk Service technical group. Currently, Mr. Laks is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) – Ontario Chapter, and the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI).

How to Register?

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2019 Edition of the NFPA 13 (CFSA) Handout

February 27, 2018 by  
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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!