Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

May 12, 2021

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

2021-05-12 09:00 AM 2021-05-12 10:00 AM Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems America/New_York


CFSA Online Learning (the webinar URL will be provided the day before the webinar)

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

Certificate: A certificate of attendance will be issued by CFSA at the end of the workshop

This workshop may qualify for continuing education credits/learning hours when recertifying for designations (i.e. C.E.T., CFPS, CFEI, CFAA, etc.).  This workshop will account for 1 hour.


  • $30.65 (including HST) for CFSA members
  • $38.14 (including HST) for non-members
  • $15.65 (including HST) for students

Workshop Outline:

Learn about the features of Canada’s national standard CAN/ULC-S1001, which is now being enforced in jurisdictions across Canada.  Learn how UL Canada’s Integrated Systems Testing Program provides the procedures for the certification of integrated systems testing service providers in compliance with CAN/ULC-S1001.  The ULC Integrated Systems Testing Program is intended to assist AHJs and building owners in confirming organizations and individuals designated as Integrated Systems Testing Coordinators have the technical knowledge, practical skills and expertise to conduct the testing process, requirements and documentation as required by the standard.

Workshop Objectives:

Who Will Benefit?

This workshop will benefit engineers, designers, consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (building and fire departments) and anyone else who wants to stay current with the NBCC.

Instructor Biography:

Theresa (Tess) Espejo has more than 20 years experience in standards, codes and legislation. For the last 17 years, she has been with ULC Standards, managing technical committees in areas including cannabis, fire and life safety, and security. In addition to her work on standards with ULC, she has also been active in the development of Canada's model building and fire codes - from 2006 to 2019, she was a member of the Standing Committee on Hazardous Materials and Activities (National Fire Code of Canada) and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Fire Protection (National Building Code of Canada). As such, she is well positioned to explain the development of codes and standards in the Canadian context.

Tess is also involved in international standards, being Secretary and Project Manager for the ISO International Workshop Agreement on safety, security and sustainability of cannabis facilities and operations (ISO IWA 37).

Tess is an honourary life member of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA), and is a member of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and CFSA.

Michele Farley is the founder and President of FCS Fire Consulting Services Ltd. FCS is a consulting firm specializing in fire code compliance, auditing, alternative compliances, training and evaluation. FCS holds a Certificate of Authorization (C of A) from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Michele has extensive experience with evaluating and conducting life safety risk assessments within multi-residential buildings for more than twenty years with FCS. Formerly she was the Operations Manager of a fire alarm service company and has extensive experience with the technical evaluation, design and operation of fire alarm and related life safety systems. Michele has prepared and successfully presented alternative compliance measures to the Building Code Commission (BCC), Fire Safety Commission (FSC) and Building Material Evaluation Commission (BMEC). She has worked as an expert in Fire Code directly to or on behalf of condominiums and apartment buildings for multiple law firms providing evaluations, fire code auditing and affidavit services as required for over twenty years.

Registration Information

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