Engineering A Fire Safe World

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  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NFPA 13 Hands-On Training Class is being offered at Seneca College on April 18-20, 2017.

    Hands-on exercises and classroom discussion led by industry experts share new concerns, vital fundamentals, and the knowledge required for comprehensive understanding of top-quality installations. You'll be more confident and efficient in your designs, installations, and analysis through interactive instruction that engages participants in the full range of NFPA 13 application -- including occupancy and commodity hazard classification updates. Shift from the classroom to the lab to experience:

    • Demonstrations on different sprinkler types and key factors
    • Wet pipe and dry pipe demonstrations/explanations
    • Hydraulic calculations in action -- from paper to piping
    • Demonstrations on the impact of obstructions on sprinklers

    Click on the link below for more information:

    This is a very rare chance to receive NFPA training on this topic here in Canada!

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    School of Fire Protection, Seneca College is hosting their Annual Fire Protection Career Fair and Networking Dinner on March 16th, 2017. For more information please contact Scott Pugsley 416-491-5050 Ext. 22525 or

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFPE members and colleagues are invited to attend CASA's 2017 Fire Sprinkler Online & On-site Fire Sprinkler Education. For more details see the following link:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RIBO recently introduced a course accreditation application fee. Effective October 1, 2016, all requests for continuing education accreditation are subject to an application fee per course for course providers.

    Due to the newly introduced application fee and the low volume of demand, our Chapter will no longer be submitting our Lunch & Learn events to RIBO for continuing education accreditation. Attendees may apply for accreditation as individuals through RIBO directly at their own cost. Our Chapter will provide interested applicants with confirmation of attendance upon request. For individual applications please visit:

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Temple Insurance is looking to sell off items shown in the picture below. They will donate all proceeds to the Thomas Chiang Memorial Award and the Chapter will match the donation. The items for sale are:

    • 2 solid brass underwriters playpipes with detachable nozzle tips
    • 2 water test kits containing 2 pitot tubes and 4 gauges - 2 of which are liquid filled
    • no hydrant cap for mounting a second gauge for static & residual pressures

    Please submit your bid/offer to Don Keefe by November 30th.

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SFPE St-Laurent Chapter will be hosting a 3-day course on NFPA's 2015 Life Safety Code Essentials. This is the same as the course that is offered by NFPA in USA and will be presented by William Koffel.

    The seminar will be held on January 30th to February 1st, 2017 at the Sandman Hotel, Longueuil, QC, Canada. Parking is available and it is on the subway system, easily accessible from downtown Montreal.

    Click here for more information and the registration form. Feel free to contact Gilles Carrier by email at if you have any questions about the event.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 1871, Chicago was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire, on October 9. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed, from Sunday to Saturday, of the week in which the anniversary occurs. This year, that is October 9-15. The theme this year is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”.

    As an organization dedicated to fire and life safety, let’s take the time to promote fire education that little bit extra during this time. Our Twitter account (@sfpe_soc) will be posting fire facts each day to get the conversation started. Join the conversation on Twitter with #FirePreventionWeek.

  • Friday, September 02, 2016 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SFPE St Laurent Chapter is in the process of organizing a 3-day course on NFPA 101-2015, Life Safety Code Essentials, that will be presented by William Koffel, P.Eng. This course will be the same one offered by NFPA in USA.

    The St Laurent Chapter is aiming to offer this course on January 30th to February 1st , 2017 (three days) at the Sandman Hotel, Longueuil, QC, Canada. Parking is available and it is on the subway system, easily accessible from downtown Montreal.

    If you are interested in the course, please contact Gilles Carrier by email at so that they can gage interest and determine if they can acheive the minimum number of registrants needed to make their initiative feasible.

  • Friday, September 02, 2016 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cheque PresentationOn June 2nd, 2016 we hosted our 19th annual charity golf tournament once again at the Cardinal Golf Club. This year’s tournament was in support of the SickKids Burn Program.

    Everyone enjoyed themselves throughout this truly memorable day during which we were lucky again with the weather: hot and sunny. 101 players participated in this tournament which benefited from the support of a lunch sponsorship and all 18 holes sponsored. Ultimately, a total of $7231.85 was raised for the SickKids Burn Program.

    Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event, to all those who donated prizes, and to our golf committee volunteers for helping to make the event a success. A very special thank you as well to our lunch sponsor, Victaulic and our hole sponsors (Aviva, CASA, CNA, Intact, iv3 CUS, LRI, Marsh, Northbridge, Novus, Travelers, Troy, TRS, ULC, Vipond, XL Catlin, FM Global, Mircom, Hub International) without whom such a considerable donation would not be possible. The Harley/Hummer golf carts and Scotch bottle raffle also helped bonify our donation.

    Hope to see you next year at our 20th annual Charity Golf Tournament!

    Jason Ryckman
    Golf Chair

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time is running out to save $200 on registration for the SFPE 2016 North America Conference & Expo in Denver, CO, September 25-30. Register today and save on this top-rated learning and networking event. Register today


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