Program at a Glance - Postponed until Fall

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the CFSA Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone the Annual Education Forum (AEF) until the fall of 2020. While we are finalizing the new dates, registration has been temporarily put on hold. If you have already registered for the AEF, we are automatically rolling your registration over to the fall and will advise you by email once we have confirmed the new dates. If you have any questions about this deferral, please contact us at Thank you for your patience and understanding.

7:15 am – 8.00 am Registration and Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:00 am Annual General Meeting
Scott Pugsley, CFSA President
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome Address
Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services
8:15 am – 9:30 am

Lowering the Alarm - A Deep Dive Audit of the Fire and Life Safety Service Industry
Ryan Duggan, Director of Fire & Life Safety, City of Toronto

Following the Auditor General's report 'Raising the Alarm' in July 2018, the City of Toronto has undertaken a comprehensive audit of 60+ Fire Protection contractors who were conducing Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire and Life Safety systems throughout City owned and operated properties. The results ranged from satisfactory to outright fraud and are indicative of an unregulated fire and life safety industry. How can the largest property owner in Ontario adequately protect building occupants, assets and meet compliance requirements while avoiding the potholes of an unregulated fire protection service industry?

9:30 am – 10:15  am Three Lines of Defence - Mississauga's Success Strategy for Community Risk Reduction
Nancy MacDonald-Duncan, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention and Life Safety, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am 2020 Code and Standards Update
Tony Crimi, President, A.C. Consulting Solutions Inc.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Mass Timber
Jack Keays, Vortex Fire Consulting Inc.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm NFPA Ecosystem
Shayne Mintz, Canadian Regional Director, National Fire Protection Association
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Introduction to Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Doug Bailey, Sales Director- Canada, Johnson Controls
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm CAN/ULC S540 Residential Fire Warning Systems
Tess Espejo – Program Manager, Codes and Regulatory Services, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm CAN/ULC-S1001, Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems
Ali Asraei, Senior Engineer, Jensen Hughes
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

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