Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) – What is ERCES and Why is it Essential?May 3, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
- Location: ULC Office (Ottawa/Vancouver meeting rooms) - 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, ON M1R 3A9
- Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided
- Certificate: A certificate of attendance will be issued by CFSA at the end of the workshop. This workshop may qualify for continuing professional development hours for designations (i.e., OACETT, CFAA, NICET CFPS, CFEI, etc.). This workshop will account for 1 hour.
- Members: $55.00 (taxes extra)
- Non-Members $65.00 (taxes extra)
- Students: $30.00 (taxes extra)
What is ERCES and Why is it Essential? In any emergency response, reliable communication is essential for first responders (fire/rescue, ambulance and police) to effectively do their job of protecting people and property. Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) have become more critical due to recent developments in the US and are now being installed in some Canadian jurisdictions, especially in southwest BC. Why is ERCES important and should the rest of Canada follow suit?
At the end of this course, attendees should be able to learn about:
- The background and history of ERCES
- ERCES technology
- Code and regulatory requirements in the US and Canada
- UL ERCES certification program
Who Will Benefit?
This workshop will benefit engineers, designers, consultants, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (building and fire departments).
Alan Cavers is Engineering Manager for the Fire and Security Systems Solutions Group of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). He also oversees the Fire and Security Global Operations for UL. Alan has been with ULC for 41 years in various capacities with the past 33 years working actively in the fire alarm and burglary protection area. Alan has been involved in various industry standards development committees and has been on the National Building and Fire Codes of Canada for the past 17 years.
Registered Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) Technician.
On the Board of Directors of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)
On the Board of Directors of the Canadian Security Association. (CANASA)
This workshop may qualify for continuing professional development hours for designations (i.e., OACETT, CFAA, NICET CFPS, CFEI, etc.). This workshop will account for 1 hour.