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 Calendar, Events, Fire Safety News

April 6, 2017

Canadian Fire Safety Association
Annual Education Forum

Thursday April 6, 2017

Paramount Conference & Event Centre
Woodbridge, Ontario

Download the Preliminary Program & Registration Form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

DIAMOND [$3,000*]

AVAILABLITY: 2

Sponsorship Includes:

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

Select one of the following:

  • Scholarship Awards Luncheon
  • Onsite Program

PLATINUM [$2,000*]

AVAILABLITY: 3

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Four (4) registrations to the AEF
  • Full page ad in the AEF program
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • Six (6) month website recognition
  • One (1) table top display

Select one of the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Delegate Gift
  • Delegate Bag

GOLD [$1,000*]

AVAILABLITY: 3

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Two (2) registrations to the AEF
  • Half page ad in the AEF program
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • Three (3) month website recognition
  • One (1) table top display

Select one of the following:

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

SILVER [$500*]

AVAILABLITY: Unlimited

Sponsorship Includes:

  • One (1) registration to the AEF
  • Quarter page ad in the AEF program
  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • Three (3) Month website recognition
  • One (1) table top display

BRONZE [$250*]

AVAILABLITY: Unlimited

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Promotional material/ Item in registration package
  • Recognition in the CFSA News
  • Logo on event brochure
  • Signage at the AEF
  • Three (3) Month website recognition

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
Jason Schmidt-Shoukri, Director of Building Standard, CBO Vaughan
8:15 am – 9:00 am Building Code Update
Speaker: James Douglas, Ministry of Municipal Affairs andHousing
9:00 am – 9:45 am Combustible Dust Processes
Speaker: Melinda Amador, P.Eng, Jensen Hughes
9:45 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break & Door Prizes
Visit Exhibit Booths
10:00 am – 11:20 am Keynote Address
Speaker: Jim Jessop, Director/Deputy Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services
11:20 am -12:00 pm Topic TBD
Speaker: Andy Jones, CBO Town of Gravenhurst
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCHEON
Scholarship Awards
Visit Exhibit Booths
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm New Sprinkler Technology
Speaker: Joshua Lourenco, Viking Supply Net
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Fire Alarm New Technologies
Speakers: TBD, Siemens Canada
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Fire Code Update
Speaker: TBD, Office of the Fire Marshal &Emergency Management
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Corridor Fire Separation and Occupancies in Corridors
Speaker: Susan Clark, P.Eng, Morrison Hershfield
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Comments & Grand Prize Draw

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.