Engineering A Fire Safe World

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  • 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

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Seneca College will be hosting a Career Fair and Industry Dinner on the 24th of March. See below.

    Seneca is proud to share this major event announcement regarding the Annual Career Fair and FPSA's Industry Dinner March 24th.

    This year the keynote speakers are Mr. Alvaro Llanos and Mr. Shawn Simons. During their presentation they will be sharing their true life story and showing their movie A MUST SEE. Register Now. For m

    For more information regarding the Career Fair please contact

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On behalf of the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Thursday November 12, 2015! We celebrated this tremendous milestone with our membership and were lucky to host many memorable speakers and our first expert panel discussion. We are very grateful to our 18 event sponsors and to all of our volunteers that helped to make the day such a success. Our Chapter was also pleased to welcome Michael Madden from SFPE International Headquarters, who recognized our 50th Anniversary and also our recent Silver Chapter Excellence Award from SFPE International. Thank you to all of our supporters!

    Melinda Amador
    Chapter President

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2015 Silver Chapter Excellence AwardThe Southern Ontario Chapter of SFPE has been awarded a SILVER Chapter Excellence Award by the SFPE Board of Directors. This is our second award as a Chapter. The award recognizes the efforts of our Executive Committee and the continued support and contributions from our membership and professional community. Thank you everyone for supporting our Chapter and helping us to serve you better!

  • Friday, July 03, 2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cheque PresentationOn June 4th, 2015 we hosted our 18th annual charity golf tournament and once again we chose to support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

    This year’s tournament was truly a great event with nice warm sunny weather, 104 players in attendance, all 18 holes sponsored and nearly $6000 raised for Children’s Wish.

    I would like to thank 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 hole sponsors (Aon, Aviva, CASA, CNA, Intact, iv3 CUS, LRI, Marsh, Northbridge, Novus, RBA, Seneca, Solidifi, Travelers, Troy, TRS, ULC, Vipond) without whom such a large donation would not be possible. The Harley/Golf ball bucket/Scotch raffle, and the subsequent auctioning of the Scotch also helped push our donation towards the $6000 mark.

    Click here to see the letter of appreciation from the Children's Wish Foundation.

    It has been a great pleasure to chair this event and I look forward to getting to golf in it in 2016!

    Nicole Leblanc
    Golf Chair

  • Thursday, June 04, 2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFPE members are invited to attend a seminar series focused around some emerging issues in Fire and Life Safety in the Built Environment. The seminars, hosted by University of Waterloo Fire Safety Group and Sereca Consulting Inc., will take place from July 7th to 9th, 2015 at the Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training and Research Complex in Waterloo, ON.

    The Day 1 seminars will examine perspectives into the statistical analysis of fire losses, Day 2 will involve discussion of some implications of 6-storey wood frame construction and Day 3 will explore impacts of new requirements for integration testing of life safety systems. Live burns are also planned for each day.

    Click here for more information and pricing.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2015 TCMA Winner Richard WebsterTORONTO, Ontario -- SFPE-SOC is very pleased to announce that we have awarded two recipients of the 2014/2015 Thomas Chiang Memorial Award. Ms. Kailee Houter and Mr. Richard Webster were both selected to receive an award of $500.00 in recognition of their efforts and achievements during the past academic year in the field of fire protection. These awards are made possible by the generous voluntary contributions of our Chapter members and is named in honour of Thomas Chiang, one of our former Chapter presidents and long-time SFPE International member, for his strong support for fire protection education. Congratulations to Kailee and Richard!

    2015 TCMB Winner Matthiew BonninWe were also pleased to recognize Mr. Matthiew Bonnin at our recent awards ceremony at our May AGM. Matthiew is the winner of the Thomas Chiang Memorial SFPE Bursary distributed by Seneca College. Congratulations Matthiew!

    Thank you to all of our members and contributors towards our annual awards. With your help, we are able to support the fire protection professionals of the future!

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORONTO, Ontario -- On May 12, 2015 we held our Annual General Meeting. In this meeting we elected our Executive Committee of Officers and Member-at-Large positions for the 2015/2016 season. We are very pleased that the nominated slate for the Executive Committee was elected by the membership. We also carried a motion to update our current by-laws to change the number of Member-at-Large positions on the Executive Committee from 6 people to include anywhere from 4 to 8 people. We believe that this change will assist the Officers in conducting Chapter business and will enable us to improve the level of service that we can provide to our membership, through engaging more members of our Chapter in the Executive Committee.


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