Smoke Alarms/Smoke Detectors

April 13, 2017 by  
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May 2, 2017
8:30 amto11:00 am


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.


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