Engineering A Fire Safe World

Find out what is new and exciting in the fire protection engineering industry! Click on any of the individual news postings to find out more.

If you have any newsworthy information that might be of interest to our members including promotions, retirements, transfers, change of employment, articles that you have come across, we encourage you to send it to us. Forward your story to for consideration.

  • 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

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Why Use CASA Education?

    The fire sprinkler industry objectives are to promote, defend, enhance, and improve fire protection and part of that is to have people trained and educated. CASA can be the leader and resource for all of your training and education needs in Canada. No other organization in Canada provides as many education opportunities in as many subjects in various formats taught by experts in the industry.

    Upcoming 2016 Fire Sprinkler Educational Seminars

    Seneca College Newnham Campus
    1750 Finch Ave. E
    Toronto, ON
    M2J 2X5

    Tuesday May 3rd thru Thursday May 5th

    • Tuesday May 3rd – NFPA #13, #13 R/D, & NFPA #14 NFPA 2013 Edition Updates
    • Wednesday May 4th – NFPA #13, & 13R/D Residential Overview
    • Thursday May 5th – Understanding, Applying, & Enforcing NFPA #25

    All seminar attendee’s will receive a free USB workbook, morning / afternoon coffee break. For more information and to view all of our Seminar Topics and Locations across Canada please visit our website at Please feel free to pass this information on to any of your colleagues who may be interested in attending the seminars.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is open for SFPE’s 11th Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods taking place in Warsaw, Poland 23-25 May 2016. Held biennially since 1996, this conference has an established global reputation as the premier international event for professionals involved in fire safety engineering, regulations development and enforcement, testing, standards of development and engineering design methods. The 11th Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design will address newly emerging technologies and showcase the state of the art in performance-based code approaches and engineering design methods.

    Check out the fantastic lineup of technical presentations already scheduled for the conference, as well as the professional development seminars being offered on Thursday and Friday, 26-27 May. Topics for the seminars include Introduction to Fire Risk Assessment and Introduction to Industrial Fire Protection Engineering. The post-conference seminars offer an exceptional opportunity to optimize your educational experience and expand your knowledge base.

    Register today to take advantage of discount registration rates.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CFSA is pleased to present the 2016 Annual Education Forum “Fire Safety in the 21st Century”. The forum will be held on Thursday April 7, 2016 at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue. Members of SFPE Southern Ontario are welcomed to attend at the ‘membership’ rate – simply include your SFPE Southern Ontario affiliation next to your name when registering. For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities, please see the event website: CFSA Annual Education Forum


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