Engineering A Fire Safe World

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  • Monday, August 19, 2013 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFPE members are invited to attend Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association's upcoming Fire Sprinkler Educational Seminars that will be taking place in Toronto, ON—Tuesday September 17th thru Thursday September 19th—and in Ottawa, ON—Tuesday September 24th thru Thursday September 26th. All seminar attendee’s will receive a free workbook, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon coffee break. For more information and to view all of CASA's 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.

    TORONTO, ON –Tuesday September 17th thru Thursday September 19th

    Tuesday September 17th & Wednesday September 18th –Sprinkler Protection for Storage Applications

    This two-day program provides the participant with the latest procedures for design, layout and Installation of fire sprinkler systems providing fire control and suppression for storage and warehouse occupancies. The course will discuss in depth the sprinkler protection of General Storage, Rack Storage and Special Storage in accordance with NFPA 13.

    Thursday September 19th–Plan Review Procedures & Policies

    This one day seminar provides attendees with vital information on determining compliance with fire sprinkler system design and installation rules in accordance with NFPA 13.

    OTTAWA, ON –Tuesday September 24th thru Thursday September 26th

    Tuesday September 24th & Wednesday September 25th -NFPA 13 Overview

    This Two-day seminar provides the information necessary to navigate through the requirements of NFPA 13 “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”. Using lectures, videos and basic sprinkler plans the participant will locate the vital information for determining compliance of the sprinkler system design.

    Thursday September 26th –Inspection, Testing & Maintenance for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

    This One-day seminar will focus on the two primary questions that all AHJs are concerned with when it comes to water-based fire protection systems, “will the system work?” and “how do I know”. Through interactive discussion and activities this seminar will cover the administrative chapters (1-4) and the corrective chapters (14-15) of NFPA 25. Centering on documentation and processing, this seminar will provide the attendee with guidance on developing and continuing a relevant enforcement program.

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dear friends and avid golfers,

    It's that time of year again!

    Please join us for a great day of golf, food and friendship at our 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation. Once again, we will be returning to the beautiful and challenging Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket. 

    Here are some of the details:
    Golf, Cart rental, BBQ lunch, steak dinner and prizes are all included for $200.00 per person. Save $25.00 if you register before May 15th, 2013!

    Registration begins at 10:30 AM and the golfing starts at 1:00 PM.

    For more information please visit our tournament registration page!

    See you on June 6th.

    All the best,

    Nicole LeBlanc
    Tournament Organizer
    Cell: 416-529-2465

  • Monday, January 21, 2013 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Ninth Annual Fire Safety Conference, sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers will be held on March 11, 12, and 13, 2013.

    Once again, there will be two days of pre-conference seminars. These seminars cover a broad range of current fire protection engineering topics such as:  Fire and Evacuation Modeling; Principals of FPE; Changes to NFPA standards; Fire Pumps (including a tour of a local pump manufacturer); Combustible Dust; Emerging Technology; Fire Alarm ITM and, of course, How to Study for the FPE/PE Exam.

    Wednesday is the Fire Safety Conference. The conference has expanded to five different tracks offering programs that appeal to all facets of the fire safety community: engineers, contractors, fire service members, and insurance underwriters. 
    Attendees receive a great value, three days of training for between $449 and $599. AHJs can attend all three days for between $199 and $299. For those who attend the seminar How To Study For The FPE/PE Exam, the Fire Safety Conference is FREE! Please see the conference brochure for more pricing options.
    The Fire Safety Conference and Pre-Conference seminars continue to be a great (and relatively inexpensive) way to stay abreast of fire protection engineering topics and earn continuing education to maintain engineering licensure and other certifications.
    For more details, please visit the SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter on the web at
  • Friday, January 18, 2013 5:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Canadian Fire Safety Association is pleased to announce three upcoming technical sessions that may be of interest to Chapter members. Note that the “Orillia Student Housing” one includes a lunch, and the intent is to have an extensive discussion period following the presentation, to identify key safety issues regarding student housing and propose some solutions and next steps. 

    Chapter members will enjoy the “member rate”. Simply indicate that you are an SFPE SOC member and write the name "Susan Clarke" on the registration form so that the Registrar will honour the offer.

    For more details, see the individual event postings: 

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The SFPE St. Lawrence Chapter is sponsoring the Dust Explosion: Hazard Recognition, Assessment and Management. The course will take place on January 21-22, 2013 at Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, Canada.

    This two-day course covers the chemistry and physics of dust deflagrations, the process and progress of dust explosions, and the means by which the dust explosion hazard can be managed in both prescriptive and performance-based design environment.  Several sample problems will be included as part of the seminar content.

    Participants should bring with them a scientific calculator, scratch paper and current editions of NFPA 68, 69 and 654 for working the course problems. 

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    On behalf of the executives of the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, we would like to extend our congratulations to Randal Brown for having recently been awarded the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Harold E. Nelson Service Award.

    It gives us great pleasure to acknowledge the recognition of one of our members. His dedication to the industry and involvement in the various standards committees is well known and appreciated.

    For more details, please see the News Release from SFPE International.
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