Engineering A Fire Safe World

Understanding Water Supply for Fire Protection

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
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Shayne Mintz
Canadian Regional Director
National Fire Protection Association

Shayne Mintz is the Canadian Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association and has 40 years experience in the fire service. He has experience in many aspects of fire and life safety and worked through the ranks to serving as fire chief for the City of Burlington, ON. Shayne has also held the position of assistant deputy fire marshal in charge of Fire Protection Services for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. Mr. Mintz is also a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and holds Chief Fire Official designation from Dalhousie University and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs


This presentation is intended to heighten the awareness of architects, engineers, and building and fire officials about the assumptions of the National Building Code with regard to fire protection water supply, and what the NFPA recommends as suitable requirements for adequate fire suppression purposes.

Given the awareness of different fuel loads and other types of hazards, the presentation will cover the different methodologies and practices to meet fire protection water supply requirements in buildings in hydrant and non-hydrant covered areas.

Also covered is how FUS ratings come into play and the variety of options and strategies that may be available when water supplies are deemed inadequate. A special emphasis is placed on dealing with water supply issues in suburban and rural environments.

The session will also include an overview of the various NFPA resources that are available to assist decision makers and first responders to ensure appropriate fire protection water supply is available when needed.


12:00 AM to 12:15 PM Registration & Reception
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM Presentation & Questions


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