Engineering A Fire Safe World

Protecting our Vertical Communities

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For Colleagues of our Chapter that pay in advance.
  • For all guests.
  • For Junior and Senior Members and Colleagues, and Past Presidents of our Chapter.
  • For Members and Colleagues of our Chapter.
  • For Members of our Chapter that pay in advance. Eligible Members will be emailed an access code.

Registration opens to the public on March 21st. Advanced registration for all Chapter Members and Colleagues begins on March 14th.
Registration is closed


Jim Jessop
Director/Deputy Chief
Toronto Fire Services

Jim Jessop started his career in the fire service as a fire fighter in the City of Toronto in 1996.

Jim currently serves as a Director/Deputy Chief with Toronto Fire Services; the fourth largest fire service in North America.

He has previously served as the Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management for the Province of Ontario. Jim has also been a Deputy Fire Chief in the Cities of Niagara Falls and London; roles in which he championed the retroactive installation of sprinklers in care occupancies, enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and data driven public education strategies.

Jim holds multiple degrees including a Masters of Business Administration from Brock University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.


The City of Toronto is the fourth largest City in North America and numerous agencies confirm that Toronto is either in first or second place after New York City in North America by the number of high rise buildings under construction. Toronto currently has six buildings greater than 60 stories under construction and eleven buildings greater than 70 stories.

Toronto Fire Service has transformed their fire protection delivery service model with respect to public education, inspections, investigations and engineering to reduce the probability and consequence of fire in high rise buildings.

The presentation will describe the transformational work implemented to address the unique risk that high rise buildings pose in the City of Toronto.


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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