2014 OMFPOA Symposium Draft Agenda

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Following is the 2014 OMFPOA Symposium Draft Agenda (updated March 05, 2014):

Sunday April 27, 2014

Ramblin’ Road Brewery  – bus leaves at 1630 ($10.00)
Hospitality Suite – Gretzky room

Monday April 28, 2014
Opening Ceremonies
Deputy/Fire Marshal Jim Jessop – OFM
Katie Witt – “putting the power into PowerPoint”
Nominations for OMFPOA Executive & CSV talk
Trevor Cherewka –Smashing Pixels “new OMFPA website”
Pierre Yelle – OFM “IRM tool”
Dave Ellis – TSSA “field approvals of gas appliances”
Malcolm Brown – ESA “electrical inspections”
Brantford Casino (dinner, show & games)

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Morning Announcements & Canadian Hearing Society
Bill Urash – ELS “emergency lighting maintenance requirements”
Rachel Robbins (ERD) Victor Anber (Powerhouse Fireworks)
Michael McCabe – Nipissing University – “educating techniques”
Liberty Tire Recycling & NWR tour
Aryzta Canada tour (Maidstone)
Trade Show, dinner and prizes
Hospitality Suite – Gretzky room

Wednesday April 30, 2014
Morning Announcements and Roxul Inc.
Art Pullan – FMPFSC – update
Paul Patry – Kingston Fire – “Fire Safety Challenges in Wood Buildings”
Deidre Pollard-Bussey Health Canada – ‘Medical Marihuana Regulatory”
OMFPOA Annual General Meeting
Kevin Kelly – OFM – “Vulnerable Occupancies”
Regulations and FM Directives – Effective Jan 01, 2014
Mandatory Observed Fire Drill
Dave Sylvester – Mircom “embracing change”
Richard Kooren – Origin & Cause” how to work together”
Steve Jones – Burlington Fire Department “HCN gas during fire investigations”
Cocktails -Gala Dinner
Hospitality Suite – Gretzky room

Thursday May 1, 2014
Morning Announcements and Kidde Canada
Hawkins-Gignac Foundation – “CO Legislation”
Frank Biancucci – Hamilton Fire Department – “fire drills at the municipal level”
Chief Jeff McCormick – Brantford Fire Department “where are you going from here”
Closing Remarks OMFPOA swearing in & Prizes

Note: Agenda and Speakers subject to change————————— Last Revised: April 08, 2014