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Upcoming Lunch & Learn events

    • Tuesday, February 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cisco Webex Meeting
    • 146
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    SPEAKER:

    Tim Donis
    District Chief, Fire Investigations
    Toronto Fire Services

    Tim Donis is currently the District Chief in the Fire Investigations Division with Toronto Fire Services. He has been with Toronto Fire Services for 6.5 years, where he has investigated 184 fires. After graduating from Seneca College in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology (CO-OP) program and the Preservice Firefighter Education and Training program in 2010 and 2011, he has returned to assist current students in obtaining certification in NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level 1. He also works towards assisting multiple municipal fire departments in the GTA and members of Toronto Police FIS and CIB sections, through facilitating the delivery of the NFPA 1033 Certified Fire and Explosion investigator provincial certification course. Tim comes from a code consulting background, having worked as a Fire Protection Technologist. He has also gained experience in fire prevention and emergency response through eight years at Canadas Wonderland where he obtained the position of Area Supervisor for Fire, Safety and First Aid for the amusement park.

    SYNOPSIS:

    Tim will discuss the basics of fire investigation, including fire scene safety (transitioning from operations to fire investigations), entry rights for fire departments and powers upon entry, including heavy machinery usage, methodologies employed in determining an area of origin, cause determination utilizing NFPA 921, and the sifting and delayering process done by Toronto Fire Services prior to the insurance industry investigators/personnel obtaining access to the fire scene. This discussion will include the steps taken to prevent occupant re-entry once the municipal investigation is completed. He will discuss how reports on cause and origin are prepared by the TFS Fire Investigations Division and distributed to various stakeholders to summarize the Fire Departments Findings.

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    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions
    • Tuesday, March 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cisco Webex Meeting
    • 150

    SPEAKER:

    TBA

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    ITINERARY:

    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions
    • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cisco Webex Meeting
    • 150

    SPEAKER:

    TBA

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    TBA

    ITINERARY:

    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions
    • Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cisco Webex Meeting
    • 150

    SPEAKER:

    TBA

    SYNOPSIS:

    TBA

    ITINERARY:

    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions

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Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Understanding and Evaluating Explosion Risks, and Incidents
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Overview of ULC Fire Alarm & Life Safety Standards (Testing, Inspection & Certification Programs)
Monday, February 08, 2021 What does an AHJ need from the Designer to Accelerate the Building Permit Process
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 How to Establish a Fire and Emergency Management Program in a High Rise Commercial Office Building
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 Smoke Control Measures for High-rise Buildings and their Maintenance Requirements
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Foam Legislation, Proven Performance, Deployment for Use
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 COVID-19 and the Fire Safety Engineer: Impact on Fire Safety and Lessons Learned for Future Pandemics
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 Lowering the Alarm – A Deep Dive Audit of the Fire and Life Safety Service Industry
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Construction Fire Protection
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Passive Performance Criteria & Combustible Cladding
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 The Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Comparative Case Studies: Design of Cannabis Extraction Spaces
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Chemical Fires
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Forty Years: Losses and Lessons
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 NFPA 14 / Standpipe
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Annual General Meeting and Tall Wood Buildings
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Protecting our Vertical Communities
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Understand the Current Fire Codes for Ontario and Beyond
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 CAN/ULC-S4400, Standard for the Safety of Premises, Buildings and Equipment Utilized for the Cultivation, Production and Processing of Cannabis
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Ontario Fire Code Updates
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Magnitude of the Grenfell Tower Fire / SFPE - State of the Society
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Fire Rated Wiring (MI Pyrotenax Cable)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Commissioning - CAN/ULC Fire Alarm and Commissioning Standards
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Firestopping – Codes, Tests and Applications
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Annual General Meeting and Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers & Use of the PEO Seal
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Durham York Energy Centre Site Visit
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Retro-Fit of Ontario Care Facilities and Retirement Homes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Understanding Water Supply for Fire Protection
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A Review of the Changes to the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Corridor Fire Separation Requirements, and Occupancies in Corridors
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Ontario Building Code Changes to Retirement Home Requirements
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Using New Technologies in Video Analytics for Fire Detection
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Fire Investigation: Electric Vehicle Fires, New Investigation Technologies, and Fire Case Reviews
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Flexible Hoses 101
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Fire Safety Plan Preparation and Review
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Fire Performance of Metal-Faced Sandwich Panel Systems
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Fire Safety During Construction of Wood Buildings in Ontario
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Annual General Meeting and Roof Fires
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 NFPA 25
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Changes to the Ontario Fire Code
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Annual General Meeting & Union Station Renovations
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Significant Advances In Storage Protection
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Mid-Rise Combustible Buildings in Canada
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 OPG's Wesleyville Fire Training and Incident Training Facility Tour
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Fire Loss Statistical Considerations in Relating Failure and Building Damage to Building Code Objectives
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Upcoming Changes to National Codes
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Loss Lessons – Learning from Losses
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Toronto Star Vaughan Press Centre Tour
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 NFPA 13, 2013 Edition – A Review of Major Changes
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