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Tuesday, April 9

Program qualifies for CFAA Type D credits and Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Exhibitor Load in
11:30 am
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Registration Open
12:00 pm
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Trade Show Open with Welcome Snacks  
1:00 pm to 1:10 pm
AEF Kickoff / Presidents Welcome Address 

Anthony Rago, CFSA

1:10 pm to 2:30 pm

Keynote Address:
A Large-Scale Sprinklered Fire Test Series of Lithium-ion Batteries in an ASRS Racking Configuration

Phil Friday, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Fire Hazards of Lithium-ion Batteries and Regulatory Initiatives to Mitigate Them

Tess Espejo, UL Solutions

4:00 pm to 4:45pm

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Benefits and Applications of Thermography in Prevention of Fire

Mike Clouthier, Honeywell

4:45 pm to 5:10 pm

OFM on Key Initiatives and Projects

John McBeth, Ontario Fire Marshal's Office

5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception on Trade Show Floor


Wednesday, April 10

7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Trade Show Open
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Breakfast on Trade Show Floor
8:00 am to 8:20 am
Annual General Meeting

Anthony Rago, CFSA

8:30 am to 10:00 am
Keynote Address:
Good Sleep Requires Shiny Shoes - Life and Leadership Lessons Learned the hard way

Matthew Pegg, Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services (TFS)

10:00 am to 10:30 am
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Leadership in the Fire Sprinkler Industry

James Gollinveaux, Viking Group

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Scholarship Awards
12:20 pm to 1:45 pm
Lunch on Trade Show Floor
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1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
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Accommodating Neurodiverse Occupants During Fire Emergencies - Helping those with Cognitive Disabilities Survive a Fire

Terry Von Zuben, Autism Canada

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
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OBC Code Changes 

Matteo Gilfillan, Matteo Gilfillan & Associates Inc.

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
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Extending the Life of a Building - Ontario Building Code Approach to ‘Change of Use’

Rhiannon Todd, CodeNext

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Draw Prizes/Presidents Farewell

Anthony Rago, CFSA



This forum will attract over 200 attendees from across Canada made up of architects, engineers, fire officials, property managers, building code officials, fire protection consultants, manufacturers, government and academia.

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